The Amphitheater Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Headwall routes.
A big, tall and impressive wall with many steep routes. It's slowly becoming a destination area on its own and certainly worth a gander for UEF visitors. Some sections down low include dubious rock between decent holds and rock.
This wall is upstream of where the approach trail enters the valley about 200 yards upstream from Brier Patch (Creek Wall)
. Cross the creek on the bridge/downed tree near the Brier Patch (Creek Wall)
and head upstream staying high on a bench above the creek when necessary. This wall is the first huge wall you'll come to. It faces southeast so it sees sun until mid to late afternoon.
Climbing Season For the Upper East Fork (UEF) area.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Amphitheater
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Amphitheater:
The 5.9 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Nguvu 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 70'
Poligrip 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Featured Route For The Amphitheater
Nguvu 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a NM
: Jemez Valley Area
: ... : The Amphitheater
Pull through a short bit of typical-for-UEF chunky rock down low using some nice, solid huecos for three bolts to a big ledge. Traverse right and up on the ledge to clip another bolt and swing out left on steep rock but with big holds. Continue up trending right past a couple more bolts to a pronounced, hard to read crux on overhanging rock in a green streak. Finish in a small left-facing corner and crack. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
BETA PHOTO: Reprieve and Mr. Dubious.
By Ethan Coon
May 22, 2011
It looks like there are four routes up the roof containing 5.9 and Dribble Glass. Does anyone know what the other two are?