The Gregory Canyon Amphitheatre is a classic climbing area. Thousands of climbers have had their first ascents on the gentle rocks that rest here. On sunny weekends, the inside of the amphitheatre is usually beseiged by climbing programs and beginners. The exterior of the amphitheatre has a number of attractive routes of varying difficulty.
Park either at Chautauqua parking (on the south side of Baseline at about 9th street), or at the Gregory Canyon parking lot. NOTE: If your car tags aren't from Boulder County, definitely pay the fee ($3/d or $25/y) if you park at the latter. From Chautauqua, walk the Baseline trail until you join up with the Amphitheater trail. About 300 yards up, (to access the the N face of First Pinnacle or the E face of the East Bench) take the climbing Amphitheater Express trail, which loops around the north side of the Amphitheater. The regular route (Amphitheater Trail) continues up, and 150 yards later the Amphitheater (T-Zero, W face of E Bench, S face of First Pinnacle, E & S & W face of Second Pinnacle, E face of West Bench) appears on your right side.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Amphitheater:
Tyrolean Traverse Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c PG13 TR, 2 pitches, 90'
Southeast Arete (1st pinnacle) 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Macropsychotic 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a V-easy 3 Trad, Boulder, 1 pitch, 75'
Slot [formerly listed at Direct West Bench] 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch
Direct West Bench [formerly listed as variation] 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad
Outside East Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
2nd Pinnacle, Upper East Face Right 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Inside S. Face (1st pinnacle) 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Red Wall aka Raptors in Cellophane 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch
Now and Zen 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Siberian North Face 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport
Roof (2nd Pinnacle E. Face) 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b X TR, 1 pitch, 70'
South Face Direct (1st Pinnacle) 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b X TR, 1 pitch, 80'
South Face Left (1st Pinnacle) 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c X Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 85'
West Face (of T-Zero) 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c X Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
P.S. I'm Blonde 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
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Tyrolean Traverse Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c PG13 CO : Flatirons : ... : The Amphitheater
You can string a rope between the first and second pinnacles to make a fairly exposed tyrolean traverse. The two giant, flatiron's style eyebolts at the top of the pinnacles make for some bomber anchors. The crux is in getting the rope across the gap without the rope snagging on something. I found it's easiest to climb the downclimb routes for both....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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