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.
Silverton is located on US Hwy 550, 50 miles north of Durango and 20 miles south of Ouray.
Master Blaster climbs the black streak out the center of the main wall.It starts out with a techy boulder problem on crimps to reach the jugs at the first bolt. From there, embark on a sweet, crimpy hard boulder problem ending at the third bolt. Catch a quick rest, and prepare for more awesome, strenuous crimping to the anchors. Join up with the last 2 bolts & anchor of ______? (the route that starts 20 feet left of this & climbs the las...[more]Browse More Classics in CO
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!!