Eureka area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Eureka Pillar.
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.
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.
Climbing Season For the Silverton area area.
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Eureka area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Eureka area:
Featured Route For Eureka area
Hardrock Miner 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO
: Silverton area
: ... : Eureka Pillar
I first learned of this route after seeing this article climbing.com/exclusive/feature... by Durango climber, Jared Ogden. Though he listed it as a Grade III, experienced multi pitch climbers will find it closer to Grade II. Beware of loose rock, and some infamous San Juan choss, in spots. [Warning: Unless you have experience on multi-pitch climbs, do not attempt this. Friends and I've seen sever...[more] Browse More Classics in CO