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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+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Marmot Man 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 205'
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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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