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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 39.5176, -105.3997 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Morin on Oct 12, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: Park View Dome (left) and Ranch Hand (right).

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  • Description 

    The Park View Dome is the furthest formation to the left in the Staunton Rocks area. The rock climbs like a granite Flatiron and offers long moderate climbing with great views.

    The closure on Park View Dome has been lifted.

    Getting There 

    Follow the Climber Access Trail as described on the Staunton Rocks page. From the Meadow Dome, continue to the far west end of the trail. The Park View Dome is the last dome before the trail heads south into the open meadow and back to Staunton Ranch trail.

    Descent: per Rick Blair: head toward the Ranch Hand, there is a great pine tree (25 meter) to rap off of slings. The gully appears to be down-climbable with a lot of positive holds. It is mossy, however, and when I did it, there was a downpour and serious falling rock hazard.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 9.1 miles from here

    3 Total Routes

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

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Park View Dome:
    Chicken Dance   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 2 pitches, 270'   
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    Fun and easy climbing on the first pitch of Chicke...

    Chicken Dance 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  CO : South Platte : ... : Park View Dome
    This has fun climbing on finger buckets and jugs up a nice slab. P1 is 5.4 with good gear most of the way, although some of it can be spaced out a bit. I slung some chickenheads as well. The climbing is easy and fun. You are aiming for a pod about 120' up and right of where you started. The pod/ledge has a flaring crack in the back that makes for a great belay. There is another pod to the left of this one, so make sure you're at the right one. There is a bolt on a headwall about 15' up and right...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

    Local Information for Park View Dome
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    Staunton Rocks.
    BETA PHOTO: Staunton Rocks.
    Park View Dome on the left, The Ranch Hand on the ...
    BETA PHOTO: Park View Dome on the left, The Ranch Hand on the ...
    Tyson following up Park View Dome, with Ranch Hand...
    Tyson following up Park View Dome, with Ranch Hand...
    Rappel gully that is between Park View Dome and Th...
    BETA PHOTO: Rappel gully that is between Park View Dome and Th...

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    By Ralph Kolva
    From: Evergreen, CO
    Jun 8, 2013
    The routes on front side would benefit from some rappel anchors. We never found any webbing on the summit. We chose to scramble to the edge of the gully, slung our ropes around a tree, and then bushwhacked down the remainder of the gully. There looks to be some potential slab routes on the wide face above the gully.
    By Mike Morin
    From: On the Road
    Aug 25, 2013
    Swam around on the SE slabs today. There's some good climbing over there at an easy to moderate grade with run-out protection. Very interesting holds that keep most of the steeper headwalls at a modest grade. Just be prepared to run it out.
    By Nash O'Neall Welch
    Sep 5, 2013
    Went to go fo check out the new park. Super fun climbing, but had to bail after the first pitch cause of lightning. If you get there before me, it would be super cool and awesome of you if you could return my gear to me. Purple cam with green tape, nut with blue rubber and green tape, and blue sling. I think this place is great with a lot of potential.
    By Rick Blair
    From: Denver
    Jul 27, 2014
    Ralph has the correct descent. Head toward the Ranch Hand, there is a great pine tree to rap off of slings. The gully appears to be down climbable with a lot of positive holds. It is mossy however and when I did it, there was a downpour and serious falling rock hazard. It is about a 25 Meter rap so almost a full 60 doubled. This is very reminiscent of some of the gnarly flatiron hike outs, not great but not the worst I have seen either.
    By Pete Krzanowsky
    From: Evergreen, CO
    Oct 25, 2014
    I did the downclimb in the gully today. The upper portion is a bit easier, then the difficulty bumps up to about 5.2. Pretty positive holds but not a jug fest. It was basically dry today. If wet, I would not downclimb it.