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Elevation: 9,447 ft 2,879 m
GPS: 37.86179, -107.86834
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Shared By: Max Schon on Oct 14, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 65
Hot Wee Wee
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 7
Black Primo
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
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 PG13
 11
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 7
The Broken Drum
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
Y-Crack
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Perpetual Motion
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 9
Party Out of Bounds
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 14
White Salamander
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 14
Goldrush
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 10
Ophir Broke
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
Morning Glory
Trad, Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 10
Savelli Express
Trad 8 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Fun Park
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hot Wee Wee Main Wall
 65
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Black Primo Main Wall
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Feeling Edgy Main Wall
 25
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
Cheeseburger in Paradise Main Wall
 11
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad
The Broken Drum Slabs
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Y-Crack Main Wall
 22
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Perpetual Motion Party Wall
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Party Out of Bounds Party Wall
 9
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
White Salamander Main Wall
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Goldrush E Buttress
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Ophir Broke Mirror Wall
 10
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
Morning Glory Main Wall
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport
Savelli Express Main Wall
 10
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad 8 pitches
Fun Park E Buttress
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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