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Elevation: 8,500 ft
GPS: 37.856, -107.8312
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Mar 20, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

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 5.13c 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 Suggest change

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

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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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 90
Chewbacca
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Summertime
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 55
Orange Peel
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
Feeling Edgy
Trad, Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 19
Cello
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
Y-Crack
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 16
Javelin
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 15
The Love Boat
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 18
Tango Negro
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 14
White Salamander
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 14
Goldrush
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 18
Reggae on Broadway
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
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chewbacca Cracked Canyon
 90
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Summertime Cracked Canyon
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Orange Peel Cracked Canyon
 55
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Feeling Edgy Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 25
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Cello Cracked Canyon
 19
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Y-Crack Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 22
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Javelin Cracked Canyon
 16
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
The Love Boat Dark Side > Bermuda Triangle
 15
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Tango Negro Dark Side > Wild Westerlies
 18
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
White Salamander Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Goldrush Ophir Wall > E Buttress
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Reggae on Broadway Dark Side > Wild Westerlies
 18
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Ophir Broke Ophir Wall > Mirror Wall
 10
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad
Morning Glory Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport
Savelli Express Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 10
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad 8 pitches
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