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Ophir Wall

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About Ophir Wall:

Ophir Wall is located at about 9,000 feet in the "town" of Ophir outside of Telluride. Many single pitch and several 600 foot climbs are on the Ophir Wall. Despite its reputation, Ophir has a lot of very high quality rock. Ophir is old school. The grades are stiff (comparable with the Gunks), the routes can be runout, and the climbing is technical. John Long and Lynn Hill put up many high quality routes here, including the superb Ophir Broke.
Nearest town or city: Telluride (Ophir is barely a town)
Directions: Heading north on 550, turn west (left) on Ophir Pass road, about 10 miles outside of Silverton. Ophir Pass is too rough, but a high clearance vehicle is nice. If you don't want to go over Ophir Pass, then you can take 184 West to Cortez and then 145 East to Telluride. Ophir is about 15 miles south of Telluride on 145.
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Camping: Yes
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Quantity of Climbs: Year