The Cleo Amphitheater Rock Climbing
Me on top of Cleo's needle.
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.
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.
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
25 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in The Cleo Amphitheater
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cleo Amphitheater:
Barndoor 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Hang Dog 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 50'
Big Roof 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR, 50'
Featured Route For The Cleo Amphitheater
BETA PHOTO: Cleopatra's Needle from the top of Wiessner Wall
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