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Silverton area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,300'
Location: 37.8065, -107.6701 View Map  Incorrect?
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Highcountry craggin'.

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.5 miles from here

41 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',4],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',15],['5.11',11],['5.12',5],['5.13',2],['>=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 Silverton area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Silverton area:
Hardrock Miner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 5 pitches, 600'   Eureka area : Eureka Pillar
Five Card Draw   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 300'   Eureka area : Goldrush Area
Pipeline   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
The Green Room   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Stripe
Silverton Politics   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Stripe
Silver Stage   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 450'   Eureka area : Goldrush Area
El Sendero Boracho   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
Rex's Route   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
The Stripe   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Stripe
Angel of Death   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
Perfect Cleavage   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
"Rex's Route" (aka The Apprentice)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
Creature of Habit   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
Master Blaster   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Cunningham Gulch : Master's Wall
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Featured Route For Silverton area
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Angel of Death 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Colorado : Silverton area : ... : Master's Wall
Climb up an arrowhead flake to a devious crux, then romp up amazing holds to the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of Silverton area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Ice Lakes Crag.
Ice Lakes Crag.
Rock Climbing Photo: Master's Wall, Cunningham Gulch.
Master's Wall, Cunningham Gulch.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Stripe.
BETA PHOTO: The Stripe.

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By Mike Shepherd
Aug 31, 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!!
By JVW
Sep 5, 2012
Shepherd, call woods then I'll stop stealing your draws and anchor biners! ;)
By Questingbeast
Sep 4, 2017
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!

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