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Eureka area Rock Climbing 

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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

Weather station 0.5 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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Eureka area:
Hardrock Miner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     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
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Featured Route For Eureka area
Rock Climbing Photo: Jess on the airy last belay.

Hardrock Miner 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Silverton area : ... : Eureka Pillar
I first learned of this route after seeing this article 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 CO

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