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, Tyler KC

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

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
Hardrock Miner
Sport 5 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 24
S.K.I.D.
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Five Card Draw
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
The Green Room
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Silver Stage
Sport 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Crystal Grip
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 11
Rex's Route
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
The Stripe
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 9
Angel of Death
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Blue Collar Tweakers
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Perfect Cleavage
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Rex's Route
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Red Zone
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 6
Creature of Habit
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Master Blaster
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hardrock Miner Eureka area > Eureka Pillar
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 5 pitches
S.K.I.D. Stripe
 24
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Five Card Draw Eureka area > Goldrush Area
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Green Room Stripe
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Silver Stage Eureka area > Goldrush Area
 12
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 4 pitches
Crystal Grip Stripe
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Rex's Route Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
 11
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
The Stripe Stripe
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Angel of Death Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
 9
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Blue Collar Tweakers Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Perfect Cleavage Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Rex's Route Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Red Zone Stripe
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Creature of Habit Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
 6
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Master Blaster Cunningham Gulch > Master's Wall
 4
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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