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The Dude Ranch

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The Dude Ranch Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.66429, -116.97998 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 18, 2006

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The Dude Ranch. Photo by Blitzo.


Although hidden from view, this northeast-facing wall isn't very far from the road and offers a handful of quality routes that are ideal in warmer weather. Climbs here, with few exception, tend to be vertical to slightly overhanging with short, low cruxes and then easier climbing above.

Recommended routes here include The Voyeur (5.11a), Hidden Agenda (5.11b/c) and Cro-Mag (5.12a).

Getting There 

Approach as for the Predator Wall - South Face, but where the road cuts right to the base of that wall continue straight (south) and then park on the left side of the road. Wander left and then right into a corridor to approach this northeast-facing wall which stays shady most of the day.

Climbing Season

For the Box Canyon West area.

Weather station 16.4 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dude Ranch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dude Ranch:
Redneck   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
The Flake   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
City Slickers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Flake beta

The Flake 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : High Desert : ... : The Dude Ranch
A committing move from the gully start gets you high over the floor and the gains you the first bolt. Don't biff! It will hurt. Follow the line to a blank face and decide if you will go hard or go home. Harder moves to the left would warrant a harder 10 grade, or stick to the right to stay 10a....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Dude Ranch. Photo by Blitzo.
The Dude Ranch. Photo by Blitzo.

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By duh
Feb 22, 2007
The route names, ratings and order of the routes in the text(Troy's SoCal Sportclimbing Guide, page 240) is correct. Starting with Redneck on the far right and ending with The Roundup on the far left. However the corresponding lines in the topo(on the right of the three formations) are not correct. Looks like the Offwidth goes up the face and not up the obvious chimney/offwidth to the left.