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Goldrush Area Rock Climbing 

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Jeff following second pitch. Animas River below. ...


Area immediately right of the ice climb known as Goldrush - broken into two slabs.

Both slabs can been on the right end of this photo:

The leftmost slab (containing Five Cart Draw, 5.9) is narrow and more of a dihedral. The wider, ramp-like slab (leaning left in photo) has two climbs, including Silver Stage.

Getting There 

About 9.5 miles from Silverton. Located just around the corner from Eureka. Follow road up hill from the camping at Eureka. Road will turn left around a corner. Animas River drops steeply to the right here. Buttress will be on the left after the corner. Faint climbers trail goes up through grass. 20 min. walk (uphill). There's parking for one car on the right across the river from a pile of mine tailings - up the road from the climbers trail. (Walk back down the road toward Eureka to access trail. Avoid the willows.)

Climbing Season

For the Silverton area area.

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Goldrush Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Goldrush Area:
Five Card Draw   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 400'   
Silver Stage   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 600'   
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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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