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Areas in Ophir

Cracked Canyon 40 / 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 41
Dark Side, The 16 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 26
Ophir Wall 35 / 24 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 54

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.

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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
 40
Pirouette
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Chewbacca
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Hot Wee Wee
Trad 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
Orange Peel
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
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
 7
Cello
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 8
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Javelin
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
The Love Boat
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 3
Tick Fever
Trad, Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
White Salamander
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Goldrush
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 3
Reggae on Broadway
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
Savelli Express
Trad 8 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pirouette Cracked Canyon
 40
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Chewbacca Cracked Canyon
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hot Wee Wee Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Orange Peel Cracked Canyon
 25
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Dr. Gizmo Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Y-Crack Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 12
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Cello Cracked Canyon
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Cheeseburger in Paradise Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 8
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Javelin Cracked Canyon
 8
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Love Boat Dark Side > Bermuda Triangle > Bermuda Triangle East
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Tick Fever Cracked Canyon
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad, Sport
White Salamander Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Goldrush Ophir Wall > E Buttress
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Reggae on Broadway Dark Side > Wild Westerlies
 3
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Savelli Express Ophir Wall > Main Wall
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad 8 pitches
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Rob Kepley
Westminster,CO
Rob Kepley   Westminster,CO
If people are going to add an entire area to the database, I wish they would offer up more info. Seems like some just jump at the chance to add an area so they score MP points. Apr 12, 2009
Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
Ron Olsen   Boulder, CO
Rob -- Leo Paik, an MP.com administrator, added Ophir as part of the reorganization of Colorado by geographical area several years ago. This was done to improve the organization of the Colorado route database, not to "score points." I'm sure that Leo would have provided better info if he were more familiar with the Ophir area.

If you have better info for Ophir, please add it as a comment, or contact Leo to have it incorporated into the area description. Apr 12, 2009
ozman
CO / NM
ozman   CO / NM
Why isn't the Darkside on here? If the locals don't want it posted okay, but if there is no objection then I'll put it up. Sound off. Jun 25, 2012
Mike Walley
Louisville, CO
Mike Walley   Louisville, CO
Ophir is South of Telluride and past Mountain Village and not on the way to Ouray. Go South from Telluride on CO Hwy 145 and then East on Ophir Road. You can't miss seeing the big rock face towering above you. Sep 4, 2013

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