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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 39.5173, -105.3989 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.

    The closure on Ranch Hand has been lifted.


    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


    4 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',1],['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]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Ranch Hand:
    Lasso The Longhorn   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
    Marmot Man   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 205'   
    Browse More Classics in The Ranch Hand

    Featured Route For The Ranch Hand
    Dave transitions from the dihedral to the face above.

    Lonesome Dove, Angry Falcon 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  CO : South Platte : ... : The Ranch Hand
    This is a good route that climbs better than it looks from below. Originally, this was done as a 70m pitch. The first pitch is the better of the pitches by a bit.P1. Ascend the second from the right of the steep dihedrals. From the ground, this appears to be a groove, but closer up it is a subtle, right-facing dihedral. A couple bulgy sections require good stemming to make it moderate. Above the dihedral, the climbing eases, but the protection options fade. Belay at a ledge near a ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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    Staunton Rocks.
    BETA PHOTO: Staunton Rocks.
    This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranch Hand.  Hand and footholds are abundant.  4th class.
    BETA PHOTO: This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranc...
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