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Elk Creek Spires Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Mike Morin on Jan 26, 2013  with updates from Kirk Miller
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Description 

These sit east of Lion's Head on the far west end of the park.

Getting There 

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



Weather station 8.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Elk Creek Spires

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Elk Creek Spires:
Frances' Secret Handshake   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 165'   Chimney Rock
The Learning Curve   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Chimney Rock
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Learning Curve topo pic.

The Learning Curve 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  CO : South Platte : ... : Chimney Rock
The pristine location, quality of rock, and variance of movement and handholds on vertical granite rock will ensure that The Learning Curve leaves both a historic mark in Staunton State Park and a lasting impression on the climbing community. The Learning Curve will test your strength, stamina, and route-reading ability over lengthy 5.11 climbing and multiple 5.12 cruxes. Rampy granite blocks and a thin face, which culminates in a technical, reachy crux comprise the first 60% of this route. Afte...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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