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Life On The Ranch 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Tod Anderson, James Donnell, Mark Felty
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tod Anderson on Aug 4, 2002

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Description 

This is the rightmost route on the slab area of the Crag Ranch, just right of Fenceline. The first pitch tackles a block shaped bulge and then a surprisingly smooth slab, 5.10a. The second pitch follows a sort of right facing flake system on much steeper rock with bigger holds. Overall, a fun two pitch romp.


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10 bolts per pitch.



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By richard magill
Jun 2, 2003

The first pitch of this is a decent 10a with a very smooth slab to take you to the final bolt.

The second pitch is absolutely excellent, a bit tricky for 10+, possibly 11a.

Three stars may be a bit much, but I think it is better than 2 stars. This line probably isn't quite as good as Topaz, but the second pitch comes close.

Beautiful view as well.

By Gary Apostolou
Sep 4, 2004
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I thought this route was great. The first pitch looks like a silly nothing, but has fun pleasant moves on it. The slab was quite fun. The second pitch is the knockout.

By Brenda Leach
Jul 16, 2006

The slab moves between the last 2 bolts on the 1st pitch felt more like 5.10c/d than 5.10a if it's hot and you don't slab climb much. The 2nd pitch has great laybacking. Get ready to use your arms as it's a lot steeper than it looks.

By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Aug 21, 2009

With some slings and skipping a bolt or two, you can combine this into a great long pitch with very little rope drag.

By DJ RYNO
From: chatfield lake ,co
Sep 18, 2009

Both pitches are superb.

By slim
Administrator
Aug 7, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This is a nice 2 pitch route with varied, interesting climbing. I thought the slab on the first pitch was the crux of the route. The holds are very small, not positive, and the feet look slippery (but somehow aren't). This part has excellent protection, thankfully, as executing these moves well above a bolt would be nervewracking.

The second pitch has really cool climbing using a big hanging flake. The flake has pieces of it that sound pretty scary, so I tried to avoid gorilla tugging and just used it more to stabilize the face moves. There are a few pieces of the rotten crystal stuff, but they don't really detract from the route.

Good warmup for the area.