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The Cleo Amphitheater

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Barndoor T,TR 
Better When Dry T,TR 
Between the Queens TR 
Big Roof TR 
Colostomy T,TR 
Curved Wall T,TR 
Face right of Barndoor Project? TR 
Hang Dog T 
Jack of Spades T,TR 
King's Throne T,TR 
King's Valet, The T,TR 
Mickey Mouse T,TR 
Minnie Mouse T,TR 
Minnie Mum T,TR 
Missing Link T 
Pinko T,TR 
Plank, The TR 
Queen's Face T,TR 
Queen's Throne T,TR 
Queens Clam, The T 
Throne Room T,TR 
Tilted Tower T,TR 
Unnamed 5.3 T,TR 
Unnamed 5.3 Corner T,TR 

The Cleo Amphitheater  


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Description 

The Cleo Amphitheater contains nearly 50 climbs, all of which are relatively easily accessed once inside the Amphitheater. Well-known climbs here include Queen's Throne (5.4), a perfect inside corner, King's Throne (5.6), and Tilted Tower (5.9+). Also located within the Amphitheater is Cleopatra's Needle, a 50 foot tower with a wobbly summit block.

Getting There 

Cleo Amphitheater: When hiking the West Bluff trail, it will be the first very prominent overlook you will come to. Walking to the edge of Cleo Amphitheater you will see The Plank just to the left and Cleopatra's Needle just downhill and to the right (North). King's Throne can be seen to the North as well. Accessing this is relativley easy. Head down the gully to the South where you first reach the overlook. The gully has an erosion problem, so be aware it can be a dirty, slippery down climb, but offers no threat to falling.

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24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',11],['5.7',4],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['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 The Cleo Amphitheater:
Unnamed 5.3   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Queen's Throne   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR   
Minnie Mouse   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR   
Mickey Mouse   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR   
Throne Room   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR   
King's Throne   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR   
The Plank   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 50'   
Missing Link   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Barndoor   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Queen's Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   
Between the Queens   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Hang Dog   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 50'   
Big Roof   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     TR, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Cleo Amphitheater
King's Throne (37) and other climbs

King's Throne 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : The Cleo Amphitheater
This one can be as hard as a 5.8 for shorter people as it is quite reachy. Just to the right of Minnie Mum on the area that faces East there is a wide crack. Climb to the left of the crack to the top on horizontal cracks and ledges. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of The Cleo Amphitheater Slideshow Add Photo
Cleopatra's Needle from the top of Wiessner Wall
BETA PHOTO: Cleopatra's Needle from the top of Wiessner Wall
Photo by Andrew Burr.
Photo by Andrew Burr.
Cutting the feet on a 5.4, classy! Photo by Andrew burr.
Cutting the feet on a 5.4, classy! Photo by Andrew...

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