Elk Creek Spires Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: This is the tower of rock to the side of the water...
These sit east of Lion's Head on the far west end of the park.
Hike or bike from the trailhead on Staunton Ranch trail until it turns into Bugling Elk. Follow Bugling Elk to the Elk Pond Cabin, and bushwhack due south along an old road. The road eventually peters out, and you will have to continue cross country to the crags.
Climbing Season For the Staunton State Park area.
Weather station 8.9 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Elk Creek Spires
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Featured Route For Elk Creek Spires
Frances' Secret Handshake 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CO
: South Platte
: ... : Chimney Rock
This route is dedicated to Frances Hornbrook Staunton, whose generous contribution led to the creation of Staunton State Park.The climb gets morning sun and afternoon shade. Onsighting this route will test your 5.11 skill set for sure. Climbing the first pitch, you encounter very steep rock with tricky roof, thin face, and delicate slab cruxes. This can be a very demanding climb. With a little luck, you might even discover the secret handshake. If you're gunning for the summi...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
This is the same tower from the back going upstrea...