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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.
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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 VD 3a Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Minnie Mouse 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, TR
Mickey Mouse 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, TR
Queen's Throne 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, TR
Unnamed 5.5 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
The Queens Clam 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Throne Room 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, TR
King's Throne 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, TR
Curved Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR
Colostomy 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Queen's Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR
Missing Link 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
The Plank 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c TR, 50'
Barndoor 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Between the Queens 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Hang Dog 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 50'
Big Roof 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c TR, 50'
Featured Route For The Cleo Amphitheater
Queen's Throne 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c WI : Devil's Lake : ... : The Cleo Amphitheater
This one is easy, but it is a whole lot of fun. It is about as perfect for leading as climbs get at Devil's Lake and swallows gear so it is good for the begginner leader. Climb the left facing corner to the right of King's Throne. There are two corners there so climb the one on the right. It is a very vertical crack and ends to the right of the tall rock spike atop the climb. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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