Elevation: 8,500 ft
GPS: 37.856, -107.831 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Mar 20, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Ophir contains multiple areas. This is a shell to help organize this.

Note, this layer of organization was submitted to help with the way the database is structured during a restructuring of the database a while back. There's a bit of history in going from a school project to the MP.com of today. Now, you have to have similarly structured objects at the same level of organization, otherwise the restructuring doesn't work well

In particular, the better known crags here are Ophir Wall and Cracked Canyon. The Ophir Wall, tucked in a pretty nook, offers nearly a hundred routes on granitic rock up to 600 feet long and difficulties from 5.7 to 5.14c using both gear and bolts for protection. Cracked Canyon has 50ish routes in the 5.4 to 5.11+ range of difficulty in an amazing setting for climbing rock or ice. There are other smaller crags in the area that are not listed here.

So, any one who wants to take on this section (along with any other sections that are similarly not fleshed in) can contact me/us and I/we can reassign it to you to help fill it in! Thanks!

Getting There

Ophir is near Telluride & Ouray. Go South from Telluride on CO Hwy 145 and then East on Ophir Road.

134 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ophir

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 48
Pirouette
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 57
Chewbacca
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Hot Wee Wee
Trad 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Summertime
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
Orange Peel
Trad
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
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 3
Powder in the Sky
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Javelin
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 3
Tick Fever
Trad, Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
White Salamander
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
Goldrush
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Reggae on Broadway
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
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pirouette Cracked Canyon
 48
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Chewbacca Cracked Canyon
 57
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hot Wee Wee Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Summertime Cracked Canyon
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Orange Peel Cracked Canyon
 29
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Y-Crack Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 12
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Cheeseburger in Paradise Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 10
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Powder in the Sky Ophir Wall > E Buttress
 3
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Javelin Cracked Canyon
 8
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Tick Fever Cracked Canyon
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad, Sport
White Salamander Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Goldrush Ophir Wall > E Buttress
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Reggae on Broadway Dark Side > Wild Westerlies
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Ophir Broke Ophir Wall > Mirror Wall
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Savelli Express Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad 8 pitches
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