Silverado Mine Rock Climbing
Routes in Silverado Mine
|Beginner's Route T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13|
|Bolt Route T,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Dihedral T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13|
|Dynamite Cave V4 6B|
|Dynamite Crack V1 5|
|Dynamite Traverse V2 5+|
|Fir Tree Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Fir Tree Overhang T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Fractured Seam T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Jamcrack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Left Corner T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Mine Shaft T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R|
|Mossy Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Mossy Face T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Overhang T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Right Corner T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Shattered Slab T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|GPS:||38.653, -122.605 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Jerry Dodrill on Jan 19, 2008|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionCool 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 1883 Robert Louis Stevenson honeymooned and wrote "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 mercury. If you poke around in the woods nearby you will find some old mine shafts which used to connect.
Getting ThereFrom 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Silverado Mine
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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