REI Community
search
Advanced
Eureka area

Select Area...
Eureka Pillar 
Goldrush Area 
Sandinista Wall 

Eureka area Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 10,000'
Location: 37.88688, -107.55991 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 8,460
Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Lee Frazer on Jun 2, 2009
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Eureka Pillar.

Description 

This area takes its name from an old mining settlement that went by the name, Eureka. It's home to a couple prominent 500'+ walls.

Getting There 

To get to the Eureka area, head north out of Silverton on CR 2 for about 9-10 miles (improved 2WD dirt road - in summer; 4WD in winter). Drive's 20-30 mins. from Silverton. Lots of dispersed camping up here on old mining land. Very avalanche prone in the winter.


Climbing Season

For the Silverton area area.

Weather station 8.2 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Eureka area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Eureka area:
Hardrock Miner   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 5 pitches, 600'   Eureka Pillar
Five Card Draw   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 400'   Goldrush Area
Silver Stage   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 600'   Goldrush Area
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Eureka area

Featured Route For Eureka area
Rock Climbing Photo: Jess on the airy last belay.

Hardrock Miner 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Colorado : Silverton area : ... : Eureka Pillar
I first learned of this route after seeing this article climbing.com/exclusive/feature... by Durango climber, Jared Ogden. Though he listed it as a Grade III, experienced multi pitch climbers will find it closer to Grade II. Beware of loose rock, and some infamous San Juan choss, in spots. [Warning: Unless you have experience on multi-pitch climbs, do not attempt this. Friends and I've seen sever...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Eureka area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Silver Stage.
Silver Stage.

Comments on Eureka area Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · People · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About