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The Pooka Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,179'
Location: 39.59778, -105.30461 View Map  Incorrect?
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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. Just past the canyon is the Astronomy Wall, Dark Matter is the black water streak.

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..

Climbing Season

For the Staunton Rocks area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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]


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