Elevation: 9,447 ft
GPS: 37.862, -107.868 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Max Schon on Oct 14, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Ophir Wall is located at about 9,000 feet in the "town" of Ophir outside of Telluride. Many single pitch and several 600 foot climbs are on the Ophir Wall. Despite its reputation, Ophir has a lot of very high quality rock. Ophir is old school; the grades are solid, the routes can be runout, and the climbing is technical. John Long and Lynn Hill put up many high quality routes here, including the coveted Ophir Broke.

Getting There

Heading north on US 550, turn west (left) on Ophir Pass Road, about 10 miles outside of Silverton. Ophir Pass is too rough, but a high clearance vehicle is nice. If you don't want to go over Ophir Pass, then you can take 184 West to Cortez and then CO 145 East to Telluride. Ophir is about 15 miles south of Telluride on CO 145.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ophir Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Yorkey's Crumpet
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Hot Wee Wee
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 5
Black Primo
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Feeling Edgy
Trad, Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Dr. Gizmo
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 12
Y-Crack
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 10
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Neve's Cling On
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
White Salamander
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
Goldrush
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Moondance
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Ophir Broke
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Savelli Express
Trad 8 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Beyond The Abyss
Sport 2 pitches
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 3
Dingomaniaque
Sport 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yorkey's Crumpet E Buttress
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Hot Wee Wee Main Wall
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Black Primo Main Wall
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Feeling Edgy Main Wall
 15
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Dr. Gizmo Main Wall
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Y-Crack Main Wall
 12
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Cheeseburger in Paradise Main Wall
 10
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Neve's Cling On E Buttress
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
White Salamander Main Wall
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Goldrush E Buttress
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Moondance E Buttress
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Ophir Broke Mirror Wall
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Savelli Express Main Wall
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad 8 pitches
Beyond The Abyss E Buttress
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport 2 pitches
Dingomaniaque Main Wall
 3
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport 3 pitches
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