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Eureka area Rock Climbing 

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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.

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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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Five Card Draw 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Silverton area : ... : Goldrush Area
This climb is on large slab right of Gold Rush ice climb. It is immediately left of Silver Stage. 3 pitches. Please note that the second pitch contains a run-out section between the first and second draw, which might be protectable with a cam or nut (I can't recall)....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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