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Hornsilver  


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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 39.48929, -106.3667 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: The beginning of the trail near campsite #4....

Description 

This area consists of mostly sport climbs in a beautiful setting on granite rock.

Lower Tier

A. Luna Clips, 10, 1p, bolts.
B. Luna C, 12, 1p, bolts & gear.
C. Saturn Uranus, 10, 1p, bolts & gear.
D. Bomba Chute, 9, 1p, gear.

Upper Tier Left

A. Easy Left Face, 9-, 1p, bolts.
B. Easy Left Face 2, 6, 1p, bolts.
C. Right Face 1, 11, 1p, bolts.
D. Right Face 2, 11, 1p, bolts.

Upper Tier Right

A. Pablo's Arete, 12-, 1p, TR.
B. Moonwalk, 11-, 1p, bolts.
C. Mission Control, 11-, 1p, bolts & gear.
D. Spacewalk, 11, 1p, bolts & gear.

E? Unknown (far right side), 6, 1p, bolts.
F? Unnamed, 10+, 1p, bolts.

Eds. note, the L->R of the last two routes may not be correct. E. was sorted on a guess, but programming for the website won't allow unsorting.

Getting There 

This area is South of Vail on CO Highway 24 past Minturn and Red Cliff. A couple miles past Red Cliff there is a Hornsilver Campground sign. Park at the campground a locate campsite #4 located on the far North of the campground. A trail leads north then west up the base of the Lower Tier Wall which is the first wall you approach on the trail.

The approach time is about 10 minutes up a steep trail.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.0 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',5],['5.12',2],['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]


Photos of Hornsilver Slideshow Add Photo
Lower part of the wall with what I believe the three routes: Moonwalk, Mission Control, and Space Walk.
Lower part of the wall with what I believe the thr...
View of the cliffs from the Hornsilver Campground.
BETA PHOTO: View of the cliffs from the Hornsilver Campground.
Believe this is the wall with Moonwalk, Mission Control, and Space Walk. Climbed far right route, a technical climb, the protection could use some updating/fixing.
Believe this is the wall with Moonwalk, Mission Co...
Upper left tier, far left two routes. Climbed both, leftmost one is fun and has balanced moves. Right of that one is a breeze, nothing difficult on that route. Be aware, larger locking carabiners don't fit the chains.
Upper left tier, far left two routes. Climbed both...
Upper part of the wall with what I believe the three routes: Moonwalk, Mission Control, and Space Walk.
Upper part of the wall with what I believe the thr...

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By vitruvian112358
Jul 25, 2012
There are 2 large boulders next to campsite #4 (as seen in picture with the dog). Shoot to the right immediately after passing the second boulder (about 1-2 o'clock). We marked the trail with a big rock cairn and an arrow made of sticks...as well as a piece of yellow tape on a smaller aspen tree. DO NOT MISS the trail. If you head north up the hillside past the trail, it dumps you onto a loose rock slide and adds a half hour to what should be a 10 min hike.