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 0.5 miles from here
6 Total Routes
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Hardrock Miner 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO
: Silverton area
: ... : Eureka Pillar
I'm told by a Silverton local that there's some loose rock in spots, but well worth climbing. I first learned of this route after seeing this article climbing.com/exclusive/feature... by Durango climber, Jared Ogden. He listed this route as a Grade III.Per Gary N:Pitch 1 - there are 9 bolts with a 2 bolt anchor and chains. It is a short pitch, but there is lots of rope drag on this wandering...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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BETA PHOTO: Eureka Pillar.