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The Ranch Hand Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 39.27998, -105.54217 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Morin on Oct 12, 2012
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  • Description 

    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.

    Getting There 

    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



    Weather station 8.9 miles from here

    5 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Ranch Hand

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Ranch Hand:
    Biscuits 'n' Gravy   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 3 pitches, 380'   
    Marmot Man   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 205'   
    Lasso The Longhorn   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in The Ranch Hand

    Featured Route For The Ranch Hand
    Rock Climbing Photo: Dave, near the fist crack.

    Marmot Man 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Colorado : South Platte : ... : The Ranch Hand
    This is a line just to the right of Lasso The Longhorn. It may have been climbed previously. If so, let me know and I can update the name and FA info. It was visually more appealing than the first pitch of Lasso The Longhorn, and it was fairly clean.P1. Climb a left-angling crack off a ledge above a slab on the right side of Ranch Hand Dome. The crack gets easier to protect as you go higher. Pleasant knobs keep the difficulty low. After you secure some protection ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

    Photos of The Ranch Hand Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: The Ranch Hand from the top of Bombardier Dome.
    The Ranch Hand from the top of Bombardier Dome.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Ranch Hand signage. The start of Biscuits 'n&#...
    Ranch Hand signage. The start of Biscuits 'n&#...
    Rock Climbing Photo: The Ranch Hand on the left, The Back 40 on the rig...
    The Ranch Hand on the left, The Back 40 on the rig...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Summit of The Ranch Hand looking SE. The Dungeon i...
    Summit of The Ranch Hand looking SE. The Dungeon i...
    Rock Climbing Photo: This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranc...
    BETA PHOTO: This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranc...
    Rock Climbing Photo: The Ranch Hand on the right, Park View Dome on the...
    BETA PHOTO: The Ranch Hand on the right, Park View Dome on the...

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