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Any Routes on Lion's Head, Staunton SP?


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Nick Gibson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2012 · Points: 0

I've been to Staunton a few times now, and each time I see Lion's Head looming in the distance. Looks like it could be full of potential, but I can't find any established routes.  I've given thought to attempting a FA, but haven't sacked up to do it yet.  Anyone know of any routes that have been put up there?

T G · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 51

There may be a handful of informal routes, but it's not clear if there are any documented routes on Lion's Head. The person to ask is Jason Haas- he was part of the crew of folks that established most of the existing routes in the park. Jason's page: https://www.mountainproject.com/user/14346/jason-haas

Nick Gibson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2012 · Points: 0

Thanks for the info TG

Parker Wrozek · · Denver, CO · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 86

There is a page here on MP: https://www.mountainproject.com/area/107977162/lions-head

Not much on it but note the falcon closures before you head up there. 

Nick Gibson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2012 · Points: 0

Thanks for the heads up on the bird closure. Apparently we're all on camera nowadays.

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,476

If you end up climbing up there, Nick, document the line you do and put it on the MP page. I would love to see pictures of that!  For a while I was visiting the second buttress of Mt. Thorodin and trying to repeat lines from old Chockstone Press mini guidebook to the Lyons Area climbs. People would see it and occasionally offer history about the line after it was posted up. 

Kevin Stricker · · Evergreen, CO · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 575

It’s pretty underwhelming once you get to the base. About 1/3 is flatiron steepness and the rest is less than a rope length. There are a couple crack systems, one large dihedral looked promising. Way too long of a walk IMO for what you get. Much better potential in other parts of the park. 

Tim Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,476

The trad lines on the Elk Creek Spires look more interesting. There is a rappel anchor on top to get off of it I understand.

https://www.mountainproject.com/area/107977168/elk-creek-spires

Nick Gibson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2012 · Points: 0

Thanks for the replies. It definitely doesn't look underwhelming from a distance, but I haven't been up close.

If I do any climbing on it I'll be sure to post.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Colorado
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