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The Amphitheater
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First Pinnacle SE Face 

YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III British: VD 3a

Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: Mike Sofranko on Sep 3, 2001
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  • Description 

    Begin this route from the top of the East Bench (See East Bench Dihedral.) The First Pinnacle forms the northern inside wall of the Amphitheatre.

    An old bolt will be evident when looking at the steep face leading up to the summit of the First Pinnacle. Step across the chimney and make a few committing moves up a short pillar. Clip the bolt, and head up the obvious scoop to the summit. I started on jugs to the right, then moved left a bit, but whatever works. Tingly exposure beneath your heels... This would be a 3 star route, but it's only 30 feet long.

    Descend to the West Bench via the 4th class West Ridge, or rappel (2 ropes?)

    Rossiter calls this route the Southeast Arete.


    Standard Flatiron rack, plus one quickdraw.

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    By Anonymous Coward
    Jun 12, 2004

    Not the longest line here but the most spectacular. Watch somebody do this from the the second pinnacle. It's longer than it sounds because it's P2 of a link-up.

    By Rodger Raubach
    Apr 30, 2011
    rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a

    A very worthwhile climb for a n00b. Definitely gives a beginner a taste of exposure.

    By Rodger Raubach
    Oct 15, 2012
    rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a

    Looking back over the years, this may have been my first roped climb! That was April,1959!