Elevation: 8,843 ft
GPS: 39.516, -105.393 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Alex A on Aug 31, 2017 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Falcon Closures Details

Description

The Pooka gets morning and afternoon sun and late afternoon shade. It is a buttress of rock next to Meadow Dome, on East end of Staunton Rocks on the far right. The first area you come to is Canyon Amphitheater with a slab on the left and a canyon on the right. To the right of the canyon is the Astronomy Wall. Dark Matter is the black water streak. King's Landing is on the left side of the Pooka,

Warning: helmets are a GOOD idea for the belayer, as this is a new area. There maybe some small stuff that may break off. If you toprope the route and stray to far off the bolted line, you could find some loose rock that has not been tested.

Getting There

Hike the Staunton Ranch trail to Old Mill hiking trail. Follow the Old Mill trail North (right) to the Eastern Climbing Access Trail. Follow the Climbers access trail to the signed trail for the Pooka buttress.

Additionally, it possible to hike the main Climbing Access Trail from the Staunton Ranch trail. Once you are at the base of the Meadow dome, go right (East) for ~ 3 minutes past the Cascades Wall until you see the sign for the Pooka buttress..

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Pooka

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 36
Captain Underpants
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 48
The Cookie Thief
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 28
Winter Is Coming
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 47
Night King
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 27
Viserion
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Dragonglass
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 32
Khaleesi (variation to Viserion)
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 72
Big Squirrels Don't Cry
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 19
Dark Matter
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 34
Follow That Thief
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 49
Io
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
Restaurant At The End Of The Uni…
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Footprints On The Moon
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 27
Ricochet Rabbit
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Planck Time
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Captain Underpants 2. Canyon Amphitheater
 36
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
The Cookie Thief 2. Canyon Amphitheater
 48
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Winter Is Coming 1. King's Landing
 28
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Night King 1. King's Landing
 47
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Viserion 1. King's Landing
 27
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Dragonglass 1. King's Landing
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Khaleesi (variation to Vise… 1. King's Landing
 32
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Big Squirrels Don't Cry 2. Canyon Amphitheater
 72
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dark Matter 3. Astronomy Wall
 19
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Follow That Thief 2. Canyon Amphitheater
 34
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Io 3. Astronomy Wall
 49
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Restaurant At The End Of Th… 3. Astronomy Wall
 50
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Footprints On The Moon 3. Astronomy Wall
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Ricochet Rabbit 2. Canyon Amphitheater
 27
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Planck Time 2. Canyon Amphitheater
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
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