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Description 

This area takes its name from an old mining settlement that went by the name, Eureka. It's home to a couple prominent 500'+ walls.

Getting There 

To get to the Eureka area, head north out of Silverton on CR 2 for about 9-10 miles (improved 2WD dirt road - in summer; 4WD in winter). Drive's 20-30 mins. from Silverton. Lots of dispersed camping up here on old mining land. Very avalanche prone in the winter.


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Weather station 0.5 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['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 Eureka area:
Hardrock Miner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 5 pitches, 600'   Eureka Pillar
Five Card Draw   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 400'   Goldrush Area
Silver Stage   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 600'   Goldrush Area
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Featured Route For Eureka area
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Silver Stage 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Silverton area : ... : Goldrush Area
This is a decent climb on wide slab/ramp RIGHT of the Gold Rush ice climb. It is well-protected and in a beautiful location. There is some loose rock on pitches 3 & 4. (I don't suggest climbing under other parties.) Silver Stage starts on right side of slab; it goes for 3 pitches up slab; the fourth pitch works its way up buttress above slab. Pitch 1 - 5.10c.Pitch 2 - 5.8/9.Pitch 3 - 5.8/9 R. This goes up a Class 3 gully (2 bolts) to short 8-10' section of 5.8/9 (2 bolts...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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