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AMS S 
Chocolate Chicken Pot Pie S 
Cuba and Nova's Block Party S 
Dribble Glass S 
Fear of the Dark S 
Mas y Mas Moss S 
Mr. Dubious S 
Nendo Dango S 
Nguvu S 
Poligrip S 
Reprieve S 
Supramanya S 

The Amphitheater Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,400'
Location: 35.8228, -106.5145 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Reprieve and Mr. Dubious.

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',6],['5.12',2],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Amphitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Amphitheater:
Fear of the Dark   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
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'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Clinging to the cool, black tufa-like rail on the ...

Supramanya 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  NM : Jemez Valley Area : ... : The Amphitheater
Supramanya strikes hard right from the start with a sharp but positive mono boulder problem past the first bolt. After that, itÂ’s more moderate climbing as the venom sinks in to a rest on a gigantic ledge after the [oddly placed] fifth bolt. From the ledge, clip the bolt off to the left but move well to the right to find good holds to get established on the upper headwall. Snake your way back left towards the arete on steepening but juggy terrain to grab the killer black tufa-like handrail. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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Rock Climbing Photo: Headwall routes.
BETA PHOTO: Headwall routes.

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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?

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