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Cunningham Gulch 
Eureka area 
South Mineral Creek 
Stripe, The 
Trainrobber Wall 

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Silverton area 


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Elevation: 9,300'
Lat, Long: 37.8065, -107.6701 Map Incorrect?
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Highcountry craggin'.

Description 

There are various crags in this high country area including Cunningham Gulch, Eureka area, South Mineral Creek, The Stripe, and Trainrobber Wall. There is a mix of bolted and traditional lines. There are routes up to 500 feet long here and plenty of potential for more, especially for those willing to walk a bit further. The rock climbing is generally in the late spring to fall time. There are beautiful valleys here with plenty of waterfalls. In general, the climbers are far outnumbered by the wildlife. Altitudes are generally 9000' and up. Sun protection is useful for the sensitive. Be prepared to mountain weather.


Getting There 

Silverton is located on US Hwy 550, 50 miles north of Durango and 20 miles south of Ouray.


40 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',15],['5.11',12],['5.12',3],['5.13',2],['>=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 Silverton area:
Hardrock Miner   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 5 pitches, 600'   Eureka area : Eureka Pillar
Five Card Draw   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 400'   Eureka area : Goldrush Area
Pipeline   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
The Green Room   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Stripe
Silver Stage   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 600'   Eureka area : Goldrush Area
El Sendero Boracho   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
The Stripe   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Stripe
Black Jesus   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Stripe
Captain Greenhigh   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
The Apprentice    5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
Angel of Death   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
Perfect Cleavage   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
Master Blaster   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
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Masterblaster!

Master Blaster 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a  CO : Silverton area : ... : Master's Wall
Master Blaster climbs the black streak out the center of the main wall.It starts out with a techy boulder problem on crimps to reach the jugs at the first bolt. From there, embark on a sweet, crimpy hard boulder problem ending at the third bolt. Catch a quick rest, and prepare for more awesome, strenuous crimping to the anchors. Join up with the last 2 bolts & anchor of ______? (the route that starts 20 feet left of this & climbs the las...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Ice Lakes Crag.
Ice Lakes Crag.
The Stripe.
BETA PHOTO: The Stripe.
Master's Wall, Cunningham Gulch.
Master's Wall, Cunningham Gulch.
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By Mike Shepherd
Aug 31, 2012

Man, I don't usually comment on these things, but this seems to be a new problem in our area. I've bolted many of the routes at Lemon, and we are having the same problem. DRAWS ON SPORT CLIMBS ARE NOT BOOTY and biners on anchors ARE NOT BOOTY!!

By JVW
Sep 5, 2012

Shepherd, call woods then I'll stop stealing your draws and anchor biners! ;)