Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Elevation: 8,855 ft
GPS: 39.50628, -105.40969
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 28,497 total · 211/month
Shared By: Mike Morin on Jan 26, 2013 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Warning Access Issue: Falcon Closures DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

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

Getting There Suggest change

Even with the newly opened Lazy V parking lot, this is still the longest approach in the park.  Given the subtle gain/loss in elevation this crag is best approached via bike.

From the Lazy V Lot: Take the Lazy trail to the Service Road, then go left toward the Old Mill trail.  Turn right on the Old Mill trail and follow it for a short distance until you reach the Staunton Ranch trail.  Turn left on Staunton Ranch and follow it until it ends at Bugling Elk. Continue on Bugling Elk to the Elk Pond Cabin. From the cabin, head uphill on the Lion's Back Trail. Take a left on Chimney Rock Trail to access the developed climbing.

If the Lazy V parking lot is full, you will need to park at the Meadow parking lot.

From the Meadow Lot (near the park entrance): Hike or bike the Staunton Ranch and follow it until it ends at Bugling Elk. Continue on Bugling Elk to the Elk Pond Cabin. From the cabin, head uphill on the Lion's Back Trail. Take a left on Chimney Rock Trail to access the developed climbing.  This is a 5 mile approach that is pretty flat.

11 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Elk Creek Spires Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Elk Creek Spires

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
More Classic Climbs in Elk Creek Spires »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

0 Comments