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The Ranch Hand 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Frank Bentwood, Al Sanderson, Kelly Vaught, Bob Gaines, and Farai Muchenje, October, 2016.
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bob Gaines on Oct 8, 2016

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Description 

Climb the left side of the pillar, starting just left of The Llama. Surprisingly moderate for its steepness, due to some incredibly featured rock.

This route may be the best on the crag in terms of rock quality.

Protection 

6 bolts plus a camming device for a crack above the 6th bolt. There's a spot for a #3.5 or #4 camalot at the start of the crack/flake and a slot for a 2.5 inch CD a bit higher.

2-bolt anchor (65 ft.)


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Rock Climbing Photo: Cal with the cool hand on Ranch Hand.
Cal with the cool hand on Ranch Hand.
Rock Climbing Photo: Frank Bentwood leading the first ascent of The Ran...
Frank Bentwood leading the first ascent of The Ran...
Rock Climbing Photo: Frank Bentwood on the first ascent of Ranch Hand. ...
Frank Bentwood on the first ascent of Ranch Hand. ...

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By D. Evans
From: Tustin, California
Nov 1, 2016

What a great route!!!...looks like 5.10 from the base.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 20, 2016

Best on the wall, fun climbing and probably the most solid of rock too. Nicely bolted with option for a 2.5" cam at the top before gaining the anchors. Consider long runners for top anchors if TR'ing, they're set back a bit.

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