Elevation: 9,873 ft
GPS: 37.881, -107.567 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 63,038 total · 249/month
Shared By: Leo Paik on Nov 29, 1999 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Uphill from Silverton is a beautiful area of long ice climbs on both sides of the road. Whore House Hoses, Stairway to Heaven are among the classics. Beware however, avalanche risk can be tremendous. Some of these fine classics are in the sun and some are in the shade. Routes here can exceed 1000ft in length.

Getting There

Take US Hwy 550 south of Red Mountain Pass (S of Ouray) to Silverton. Continue up the main drainage and only significant plowed road uphill as far as you can. Hike the rest of the way on the road. Avalanche debris may cross the road. The climbs are obvious from the road. Beware of avalanche slopes on the way in and out!

Per Paul Morrison: sometime after the publication of Jack Roberts's guidebook (2005), San Juan County changed some road numbers. In Silverton, turn right on County Road #2 to reach Eureka. Following County Road #110 will take you to a completely different canyon. Jason Nelson's book (2019) has the current road designation.

29 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Eureka Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Eureka

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
More Classic Climbs in Eureka »

Sun & Shade

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