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Immediately upstream from the Solar Slab is the Black Orpheus Amphitheater. This huge bowl faces generally south and is separated from the main part of the Solar Slab Buttress by the lengthy Sunspot Ridge. The amphitheater itself can be divided into three sub-areas. The tall central section is the site of the Black Orpheus route. This reaches the very top of the Solar Slab Buttress and follows the descent routes described in that section.
Follow the Oak Creek Trail. Shortly after passing beneath Solar Slab, the continues west and drops into the streambed. Scramble over the boulders until a weakness in cliff bands allows ascent to the walls several hundred feet up.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Black Orpheus Amphitheater:
There and Back Again 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 540'
Plate of Fate 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Black Orpheus 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 8 pitches, 1500'
The Secret World of Arrietty 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Offset Corners 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Howl's Moving Castle 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Marijuana 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 5 pitches, 500'
Black Ops 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 260'
The Black Widow 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Tuscarora 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, 4 pitches, 450'
Featured Route For Black Orpheus Amphitheater
Black Orpheus 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Orpheus Amphitheater
Black Orpheus wanders up the large hindquarters of Solar Slab, culminating in a giant arcing right-facing corner that has by far the best climbing on the route. The route is long, but much of the climbing is easy and a fair bit of it is mediocre. Two stars is generous, but it makes for a pretty fun adventure with a little bit of challenging route-finding and more commitment (due to the wnadering line and lack of fixed anchors) than many long routes in Red Rocks. Hike past the main face of Sol...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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