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Areas in Silverton area

Cunningham Gulch 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Eureka area 2 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
South Mineral Creek 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 8
Stripe, The 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Trainrobber Wall 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 9,300 ft
GPS: 37.807, -107.67 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Lee Frazer on May 28, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

There are various crags in this high country area including Cunningham Gulch, Eureka area, South Mineral Creek, The Stripe, and Trainrobber Wall. There is a mix of bolted and traditional lines. There are routes up to 500 feet long here and plenty of potential for more, especially for those willing to walk a bit further. The rock climbing is generally in the late spring to fall time. There are beautiful valleys here with plenty of waterfalls. In general, the climbers are far outnumbered by the wildlife. Altitudes are generally 9000' and up. Sun protection is useful for the sensitive. Be prepared to mountain weather.

Getting There

Silverton is located on US Hwy 550, 50 miles north of Durango and 20 miles south of Ouray.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Silverton area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hardrock Miner
Sport 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Five Card Draw
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pipeline
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
The Green Room
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Silverton Politics
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Milk Bone
Sport, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Silver Stage
Sport 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
El Sendero Boracho
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
The Stripe
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rex's Route
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Angel of Death
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Perfect Cleavage
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
"Rex's Route" (aka The Apprentice)
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Creature of Habit
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Master Blaster
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hardrock Miner Eureka area > Eureka Pillar
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 5 pitches
Five Card Draw Eureka area > Goldrush Area
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Pipeline Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Green Room Stripe
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Silverton Politics Stripe
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Milk Bone S Mineral Creek > Ice Lakes Basin > Dog's Crag
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
Silver Stage Eureka area > Goldrush Area
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 4 pitches
El Sendero Boracho Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Stripe Stripe
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Rex's Route Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Angel of Death Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Perfect Cleavage Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
"Rex's Route" (aka The Appr… Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Creature of Habit Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Master Blaster Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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If you see draws on sport climbs please leave them! They are not booty and are not yours to take. Use them if you want, don't abuse them, and leave them hanging when you're done. Tired of going up to my project for all the draws to be gone. Let's respect our fellow climbers and adhere to this simple ethic! Sep 4, 2017
JVW
JVW  
Shepherd, call woods then I'll stop stealing your draws and anchor biners! ;) Sep 5, 2012
Man, I don't usually comment on these things, but this seems to be a new problem in our area. I've bolted many of the routes at Lemon, and we are having the same problem. DRAWS ON SPORT CLIMBS ARE NOT BOOTY and biners on anchors ARE NOT BOOTY!! Aug 31, 2012

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