French Cattle Ranch
One of the Mondo's primo crags. Choice routes and beautiful gold, white and blue rock. Check out M. Wendling's great photo of Sky Pilot on the front page for a taste of what to look forward to!
Home to some wickedly hard climbs and some of the more fun moderates, there's sumpin' fer evryone.
It's a bit of a slog getting there but well worth it.
A big hearty thanks to the devolpers!!!!!
FCR is at the right most end of the Mondo when viewed from the road.
From the parking area head up the main trail towards Valhalla and Superratic crags. At the large bolder with the cow skull head right and up to Superratic. Keep going right past the Sphinx, Cream Master Wall, and Blacksploitation Wall. Upon arrival at the FCR you will find a collection of warm ups before hitting Sector Shinto and the other 50 or so climbs that make up the Cattle Ranch.
Weather station 10.4 miles from here
58 Total Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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The approach to French Cattle Ranch
By Jesse Ryan
Sep 5, 2006
One can also approach the FCR via the upper pullout - the one with the bovine management placard. Cross the road and stroll down the shoulder to a barbed wire gate. Hop the fence and follow meandering trails that lead beneath the Mondo's initial walls. Beware cow patties. Eventually the trail ascends through pine forests to the aforemention skull. Hike right for the FCR proper. You will pass some slightly / non developed sections of rock, and several gaps in the cliff bands before reaching the main collection of the FCR lines. You will know when you've reached it for the gorgeous blue rock of Sector Shinto.
From: Morrison, CO
Jun 9, 2007
When is the best time of year to visit this fine-looking crag?
Jan 16, 2008
Props to Jeff Ho who bagged the 3rd ascent of Sky Pilot in good style during a weekend trip from Bozeman in the spring of '07.
And, Monomaniac, the best time is Summer.