Elevation: 10,347 ft
GPS: 39.688, -105.724 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 13,175 total · 59/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Getting weather forecast...

Description

Climbing can be had primarily on the large buttress 800 feet above the tailings, this is Monument Rock, and on the West Slabs which are only 200 feet above the tailings. Several other surrounding crags have seen sporadic development, but without yet turning up anything noteworthy. (NB: if you are looking for new things to develop, then look around Georgetown and Guanella Pass!) Named for their inverse character, Monument Rock holds several long slab routes while the West Slabs hold several steep and difficult lines. These two rocks face South and pick up great sun; however, being at 9,000 feet elevation, climbing is largely restricted to the warm summer months. For a quick escape from the frenetic pace of Front Range climbing, these crags offer a terrific alternative.

Getting There

The Silver Plume climbing is, logically enough, located at the various crags around The Silver Plume Mine. Take I-70 West of Denver. After passing Georgetown, the road steepens and runs along a rocky embankment that has been the scene of more than one highway fatality due to rock-fall. The Silver Plume Mine sits at the top of the rise and on the right. There is an exit off the highway that dumps you out below the tailings pile, and trails can be found through the tailings or up the obvious wash leading to Monument Rock.

11 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Silver Plume Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Silver Plume

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
1978 Bracksieck/Mallow Route
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
1978 Bracksieck/Mallow Route W Slabs
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
More Classic Climbs in Silver Plume »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

0 Comments