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.
Climbing Season For the Staunton Rocks area.
Weather station 9.1 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['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
Lonesome Dove, Angry Falcon 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: South Platte
: ... : The Ranch Hand
This is a good route that climbs better than it looks from below. Originally, this was done as a 70m pitch. The first pitch is the better of the pitches by a bit.P1. Ascend the second from the right of the steep dihedrals. From the ground, this appears to be a groove, but closer up it is a subtle, right-facing dihedral. A couple bulgy sections require good stemming to make it moderate. Above the dihedral, the climbing eases, but the protection options fade. Belay at a ledge near a ...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
The Ranch Hand from the top of Bombardier Dome.
Ranch Hand signage. The start of Biscuits 'n...
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...