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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.
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.
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Lasso The Longhorn 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Marmot Man 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 205'
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Lasso The Longhorn 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 CO : South Platte : ... : The Ranch Hand
This is a good two pitch route on the SSE face of Ranch Hand Dome. It connects a variety of features with fun, knob, face climbing reminscent at times of the Flatirons.P1. Ascend a left-facing, jagged dihedral of sorts (described as a left-angling crack). There is a bulge move ~35 feet up (5.6). Angle right on a nice face to connect with a small fist-size crack. The original belay is 150' up. 5.7.P2. Continue up on nice but somewhat runout face for ~50'. Lasso the horn, then angle slight ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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