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The Railroad Amphitheater is a terrific climbing spot with easy access and fairly long, interesting routes. The north wall of the Amphitheater is overhanging and includes challenging routes like Catenary Crack, Cop-Out, Cop Ripper, and Jack the Ripper. The south wall includes Pine Tree Step-Across and Pine Tree Dihedral, both long, fun routes. Railroad Amphitheater is also home to Lumby Ridge, a series of climbs on the southeast ridge of the formation.
To get to the Railroad Amphitheater walk north along the railroad tracks from the South Shore parking lot. About 150 feet past the electric fence you will see the Amphitheater, sitting just off the tracks. Top-rope setup access can be found by going around either the north side or the south side of the formation.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Railroad Amphitheater:
Pine Tree Dihedral 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, TR
The Pillar 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, TR
Pine Tree Step-Across 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R Trad, TR
Birch Tree Dihedral 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR
Snedegar's Nose 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR
Tang Shwang 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Catenary Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, TR
Jack the Ripper 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, TR
Cop-Out 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, TR
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Cop-Out 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Railroad Amphitheater
Cop-Out starts about half-way between Snedegar's Nose and The Pillar. Climb up the slightly overhanging wall on finger cracks until you reach the inside corner under the mid-size roof. Once under the roof step out of the corner and onto the face to your right. Use vertical cracks to ascend to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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