Eureka Colorado is Home to Three Climbs with Unconventional Names
If you're familiar with rock climbing, you probably already know that oftentimes climbing routes are given less-than-conventional names. Sometimes the names given to these climbs make sense, and other times people shake their heads when you tell them where you're going that day with your climbing gear.
Interestingly, in Eureka, Colorado there are three quite treacherous, yet amazing, ice climbs with names that you certainly don't hear every day. Well, one you definitely don't.
Keep scrolling to learn about, and take a virtual climb, up each of these ice climbing routes.
What's Up with Eureka Colorado?
In case you're not familiar, Eureka is a tiny town, if you even want to go as far as to call it a town, in southwestern Colorado near Silverton and Telluride.
The town was once a mining community but is now pretty much considered a ghost town. However, something that Eureka is known for today is its natural wonders and it now serves as a destination for rock climbers.
Eureka Colorado's Unconventionally Named Climbs
If you keep scrolling, you can take a virtual climb up three amazing yet treacherous ice climbs near Eureka that have been given the names Stairway to Heaven, Highway to Hell, and Whorehouse Hoses.
Sure, the first two names kind of make sense as not only were they borrowed from songs by Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, respectively, but they serve as pretty cool things to call a climb straight up an icy mountain.
We're not sure about the third name, but regardless, all three climbs are amazing and you can take a virtual tour up each of them here: