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Amphitheater Rock Climbing 

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Some of the best long routes in Connecticut are in the Ampitheater including Cat Crack (5.10) and Dol Guldur (5.11) Reaching heights of 110', there are a variety of face climbs, chimneys to off widths to fingers and hands- something for everyone. The scenery is incredible, especially in the Fall, when the Ampitheater is best. A great spot for cold weather climbing.

Getting There 

Follow the Metacomet (Blue Blazed Trail) from the Castle parking lot, for about 10 minutes to an overlook characterized by the bulge that rises to block the view (somewhat elusive for the first timer, meet up with someone who knows the area).

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Amphitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Amphitheater:
Rat Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 110'   
Black Corner   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Squirrel Cage   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Grey Corner   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 100'   
Cat Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Sickle   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dol Guldur   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, TR, Chipped, 1 pitch, 80'   
Superstructure   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R     TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Cat Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  CT : Central Valley : ... : Amphitheater
Start is loose blocks to a great hand / fist crack to the top. Sustained climbing to the crux near the top where the crack thins to fingers. Wonderful crack climbing- tape is reccomended....[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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Rock Climbing Photo: Merimere Reservoir from the top of Amphitheater.
Merimere Reservoir from the top of Amphitheater.

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By M Sprague
From: New England
Mar 1, 2013
Isn't there a Sam Streibert TR 13a just to the right of Dol Goldur? Anybody remember the name?
By Echoinfi
Mar 3, 2013
In the Presence of God.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Mar 3, 2013
That was it. Thanks, Greg.

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