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Railroad Amphitheater

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Catenary Crack T,TR 
Cop Ripper T,TR 
Cop-Out T,TR 
Face-Off TR 
Jack The Crooked Cop T,TR 
Jack the Ripper T,TR 
Lumby Ridge T 
Old Shoes TR 
Pillar, The T,TR 
Pilloried T 
Pine Tree Dihedral T,TR 
Pine Tree Step-Across T,TR 
Railroad Offwidth (aka Birch Tree Dihedral) T,TR 
Right of the Eye T,TR 
Snedegar's Nose T,TR 
Spectacle T,TR 
Tang Shwang T,TR 
Working on the Railroad T,TR 

Railroad Amphitheater  


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BETA PHOTO: Railroad Amphitheater seen from frozen Devils Lake

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',4],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

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+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR   
Pine Tree Step-Across   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, TR   
The Pillar   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   
Railroad Offwidth (aka Birch Tree Dihedral)   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   
Snedegar's Nose   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   
Tang Shwang   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Catenary Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR   
Jack the Ripper   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR   
Cop-Out   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR   
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Featured Route For Railroad Amphitheater
Rhoads just past the dihedral.

Cop-Out 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 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

Photos of Railroad Amphitheater Slideshow Add Photo
Railroad from the water.
Railroad from the water.
Some French climbers at Railroad, August 30, 2009.
Some French climbers at Railroad, August 30, 2009.
Shot #2 of the French climbers at Railroad.  Augus...
Shot #2 of the French climbers at Railroad. Augus...
The face is "Face-Off" 5.9. The Arete le...
BETA PHOTO: The face is "Face-Off" 5.9. The Arete le...

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