Goldrush Area Rock Climbing
Jeff following second pitch. Animas River below. ...
Area immediately right of the ice climb known as Goldrush - broken into two slabs.
Both slabs can been on the right end of this photo: summitpost.org/view_object.php...
The leftmost slab (containing Five Cart Draw, 5.9) is narrow and more of a dihedral. The wider, ramp-like slab (leaning left in photo) has two climbs, including Silver Stage.
About 9.5 miles from Silverton. Located just around the corner from Eureka. Follow road up hill from the camping at Eureka. Road will turn left around a corner. Animas River drops steeply to the right here. Buttress will be on the left after the corner. Faint climbers trail goes up through grass. 20 min. walk (uphill). There's parking for one car on the right across the river from a pile of mine tailings - up the road from the climbers trail. (Walk back down the road toward Eureka to access trail. Avoid the willows.)
Weather station 8.2 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Goldrush Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Goldrush Area:
Silver Stage 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 4 pitches, 600'
Featured Route For Goldrush Area
Silver Stage 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Colorado
: Silverton area
: ... : Goldrush Area
This is a decent climb on wide slab/ramp RIGHT of the Gold Rush ice climb. It is well-protected and in a beautiful location. There is some loose rock on pitches 3 & 4. (I don't suggest climbing under other parties.) Silver Stage starts on right side of slab; it goes for 3 pitches up slab; the fourth pitch works its way up buttress above slab. Pitch 1 - 5.10c.Pitch 2 - 5.8/9.Pitch 3 - 5.8/9 R. This goes up a Class 3 gully (2 bolts) to short 8-10' section of 5.8/9 (2 bolts...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado