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Submitted By: Lee Frazer on Jun 11, 2009
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Jeff following second pitch. Animas River below. ...

Description 

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:
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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.



Getting There 

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.)

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.5 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Goldrush Area:
Five Card Draw   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 400'   
Silver Stage   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 600'   
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Featured Route For Goldrush Area
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Silver Stage 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : 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 CO

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