The Ranch Hand Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Staunton Rocks.
The Ranch Hand offers featured granite following incipient cracks for two to three pitches of climbing. The descent is via a moderate downclimb and walk-off on the north side of the formation.
The closure on Ranch Hand has been lifted.
Follow the Climber Access trail as described on the Staunton Rocks page. From the Meadow Dome, head west. Go past the Bombardier Dome and the Whistle Pig, and look for the obvious large dome on your right.
Weather station 9.1 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Ranch Hand
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Ranch Hand:
Marmot Man 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 205'
Featured Route For The Ranch Hand
Biscuits 'n' Gravy 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c CO
: South Platte
: ... : The Ranch Hand
This is a fantastic first lead route and should be judged as such, especially pitch 1 and 3. It has abundant gear and belay ledge options. The views of Staunton Park and the surrounding mountains are fantastic.P1. Follow obvious crack system to pine tree. Either belay above to the right of the tree or head to second smaller tree and belay there. This is mostly 5.2 with a short 5.4 section to belay.P2. Go left and follow the obvious crack or gully to the second belay at the ledge, 5.4.P3. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
The Ranch Hand from the top of Bombardier Dome.
The Ranch Hand on the left, The Back 40 on the rig...
Summit of The Ranch Hand looking SE. The Dungeon i...
BETA PHOTO: This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranc...
BETA PHOTO: The Ranch Hand on the right, Park View Dome on the...