Staunton Rocks Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Staunton Rocks.
Staunton Rocks is the first established climbing area visitors come to after leaving the trailhead. The area is 2.1 miles from the trailhead and is accessed via a good trail, with little elevation gain. Formations include: Meadow Dome, The Dungeon, Marmot Tower, The Ranch Hand, Park View Dome, and The Back 40.
From the trailhead off of Upper Elk Creek Rd., hike or bike the Staunton Ranch trail for just under two miles until you come to the Climber Access trail on the right hand side of the trail. The trail at this point is a service road, and the Climber Access trail is an old two track. Follow the Climber Access Trail two-tenths of a mile to the base of the Meadow Dome. From here, the trail leads in various directions to access the different formations that make up Staunton Rocks.
Here is the most up to date trail map. Please stay on trail and don't shortcut switchbacks. A lot of work has been done to manage our impacts.
Weather station 9.1 miles from here
78 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Staunton Rocks
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Staunton Rocks:
Featured Route For Staunton Rocks
Branching Out 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Colorado
: South Platte
: ... : The Dungeon
This route is 80 feet of pure pumpy bliss! It almost feels as if you're climbing at Rifle, but the holds aren't polished. Start just left of New Beginnings, and climb up and left through some 11+ climbing to get to a huge jug. From there, trend up and left on mostly jugs to encounter a midway crux that is probably 12c on its own. This route builds in pump the higher you climb until reaching a great rest towards the top. Rest up on the ledge, a...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
By Colin the Wann
Mar 28, 2013
Can't wait to climb there, having grown up just down the road in Indian Hills. Is there somewhere I can find more info until it opens?
By Matt Pierce
From: Denver, CO
Aug 26, 2013
Very nice state park and great work being done in here. We recently visited for the first time and only explored a portion of the area, but we saw lots of great routes and lots of potential. Trails are in good shape in most areas. Be aware it is over 2 miles for the approach with lots of bike, kid, and doggy dodging :) Thanks to all who did and continue to develop this area - well done.
By Alex A
Nov 15, 2016
PLEASE DO NOT HIKE OR BIKE THE ROAD THAT STARTS AT THE MAIN TRAILHEAD, as it is closed to all public use until the construction is finished and the signs are gone.
PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY GATES. They are for staff and volunteer use only. KEEP OUT!!!