Eureka area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Eureka Pillar.
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.
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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Eureka area
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Featured Route For Eureka area
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