"Amarillo by Morning" ascends the steep wall 30 ft. left of "Endymion." To reach the base, traverse the low angle slab or scramble up between the low angle slab and the brush on the southwest side of The Chicken to a sandy belay nook. Climb the low angle apron on knobs and inclusions. As the wall steepens a line of stellar, but spaced pockets appear along with cobbles and inclusions. Pull the bulge on awesome pockets and knobs. Continue up the lower angle slab and pockets to the anchor.
On the southwest face of the Chicken (aka Hyperion Slab). 30 ft. left (west) of Endymion. Wander up the lower angle slab on the southwest side of Hyperion Slab to a sandy belay, where bushes and snags block further progress.
8 bolts & 2-ring Fixe anchor.
Cruxing on "Amarillo By Morning."
Julius making the moves on his 3rd climb on his 1s...
Not exactly a spacious belay, but comfortable enou...
Deciphering the moves on "Amarillo by Morning...
Climber working the crux of "Amarillo by Morn...
Navigating the slab, low on "Amarillo By Morn...
Cruising the upper slab on "Amarillo By Morni...
Gunning for the letterbox hold on "Amarillo B...
Cool running up "Amarillo By Morning."
The awesome view from the base of "Amarillo B...
Pulling the crux on "Amarillo By Morning.&quo...
By jeffrey thomas
Dec 19, 2011
A great two star route. All the moves are there when you find them. Due to the sustain and overhanging nature, a warning to the leader, this might be harder then 5.10a/b. Enjoy
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 29, 2011
"Amarillo by Morning" has an intricate sequence that makes onsighting difficult due to the steepness, shy pockets, and pumpy nature of the route.
Feb 2, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
This is a tough little route! For shorter climbers, I think 10c is in order. I'd say solid mid-10 no matter what.