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Elevation: 2,669 ft 814 m
GPS: 38.65306, -122.60456
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Shared By: Jerry Dodrill on Jan 19, 2008 · Updates
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Cool shady canyon in the forest, popular for easy to moderate top rope climbing, and rappelling on broken volcanic rock. Not the most aesthetic location in the park, but closest to the car.

This is the mouth of the old Silverado Mine where in 1880 Robert Louis Stevenson honeymooned and took notes for the book "Silverado Squatters" in a cabin near the present day trailside monument which honors the site. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_S…

The overview map here shows this as a quarry, but it was actually used for mining silver and gold. Unlike most other well known mines in the area, this was a financial bust, $80,000 was made in profit, but the investment was $140,000. It closed in 1877. If you poke around in the woods nearby you'll find some old mine shafts which used to connect.

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From the parking area walk up the trail until you come to the monument to Robert Louis Stevenson. Head up steep scree to the obvious cliffs/mine to the west. Top rope anchors can be reached by 4th class scrambling around from the south, or via a trail along the North rim. There are a few bolts but bring slings and gear.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Silverado Mine

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 11
Fractured Seam
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 8
Overhang
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Shattered Slab
Trad, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Bolt Route
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fractured Seam
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Overhang
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Shattered Slab
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Bolt Route
 11
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
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