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Continental Ranch Rock Climbing 

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Location: 29.8032, -101.4401 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: texaszack on May 25, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Painted Canyon Sector topo

Private Property: visit for info


Contintenal Ranch is on the Pecos Rivers and offers 115+ outstanding limestone sport routes. The property accesses 17 miles of wild riverfront with little shade other that the local scrub brush, so prepare accordingly.

The watersheds of the Devil's, Rio Grande, and Pecos Rivers have more potential for amazing and tall limestone climbing that anywhere else in the state. However, due to the remote location these unspoiled stretches are often hard to access.

Getting There 

Private property. Climbing by reservation only. Visit for access details and information.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Tomahawk 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  Texas : Continental Ranch : Weir Dam Sector
This is the most striking line on the wall. An arete juts out from the rock, festooned with huecos and pockets. Climb a steep, slabby opening move and grab good holds to get on the arete. Rests can be had at various ledges. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Texas

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Rock Climbing Photo: Butt Wall topo
BETA PHOTO: Butt Wall topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Weir Dam topo with routes
BETA PHOTO: Weir Dam topo with routes
Rock Climbing Photo: Emerald Pools area topo
BETA PHOTO: Emerald Pools area topo
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the Pecos River downstream from Continenta...
View of the Pecos River downstream from Continenta...

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By Stich
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 15, 2008
See the topos for route locations and grades. All of this information and much more is available on the website, including directions to the ranch, climbing locations, and campsite locations.

To set up a trip, call the ranch owner to say when you are coming. Then simply drive to the ranch and pay at the self service kiosk. Fill out the sign in sheet upon entering and when you leave. It's that simple.

Please respect the landowner, Howard, and pay for all parties attending. The camp area is remote, with no cell coverage. Consider going in at least two vehicles and make sure you have a good spare tire. The limestone roads can be tough on tires.

The swimming and kayaking is excellent!

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