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The Ranch Hand  


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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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BETA PHOTO: The Ranch Hand on the right, Park View Dome on the...

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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



    Weather station 9.1 miles from here

    4 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['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, near the fist crack.

    Marmot Man 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : South Platte : ... : The Ranch Hand
    This is a line just to the right of Lasso The Longhorn. It may have been climbed previously. If so, let me know and I can update the name and FA info. It was visually more appealing than the first pitch of Lasso The Longhorn, and it was fairly clean.P1. Climb a left-angling crack off a ledge above a slab on the right side of Ranch Hand Dome. The crack gets easier to protect as you go higher. Pleasant knobs keep the difficulty low. After you secure some protection ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

    Local Information for The Ranch Hand
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    Staunton Rocks.
    BETA PHOTO: Staunton Rocks.
    This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranc...
    BETA PHOTO: This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranc...

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