BETA PHOTO: The Ranch Hand on the right, Park View Dome on the...
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.
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.
Weather station 9.1 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Marmot Man 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 205'
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Biscuits 'n' Gravy 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c CO
: South Platte
: ... : The Ranch Hand
This is a fantastic first lead route and should be judged as such, especially pitch 1 and 3. It has abundant gear and belay ledge options. The views of Staunton Park and the surrounding mountains are fantastic.P1. Follow obvious crack system to pine tree. Either belay above to the right of the tree or head to second smaller tree and belay there. This is mostly 5.2 with a short 5.4 section to belay.P2. Go left and follow the obvious crack or gully to the second belay at the ledge, 5.4.P3. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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