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The Main Amphitheater

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Accidental Tourist, The T 
Alligator Sex Farm T,S 
Black and Tan T 
Broken Chain T 
Could Be Worse T 
Counter Curse T 
Dark and Stormy T 
Dark Arts T 
Darkest Hour T 
Death and Taxes T 
Fade To Black T 
False Prophet T 
Fierce Invalids T 
Fierce Invalids Extension T 
Foggy Notion T 
Gemini Dragonfire T 
Lakshmi Singh T 
Logic Bomb T,S 
Lord Humongous T 
Plasma Center S 
Pressure Drop T,S 
Pyrokinesis T 
Rough Around the Edges T 
Speaking In Tongues T 
Sphere of Influence T 
There Will Be Blood T 
Walking Far From Home T 

The Main Amphitheater  


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 34.93186, -111.733 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Main Amphitheater is the stunning section of tall, steep rock in the middle of The Waterfall area. Essentially this wall starts just past The Sword and Bladerunner on the left and wraps around to the right margins at Black and Tan and Lord Humongous. This section includes the black falls, and is the first section of the cliff that you come face to face with if you wisely stuck to the gulley on the approach.

Getting There 

See the general directions for The Waterfall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.6 miles from here

27 Total Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',13],['5.12',11],['5.13',2],['>=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 Main Amphitheater:
Black and Tan   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Darkest Hour   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Dark and Stormy   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 100'   
Dark Arts   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Rough Around the Edges   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
False Prophet   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Lord Humongous   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Fierce Invalids Extension   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 110'   
The Accidental Tourist   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Death and Taxes   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Speaking In Tongues   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Sphere of Influence   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Could Be Worse   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Walking Far From Home   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Logic Bomb   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 110'   
Fade To Black   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Broken Chain   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
There Will Be Blood   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pressure Drop   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pyrokinesis   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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There Will Be Blood 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : The Main Amphitheater
There Will Be Blood stands out as another illogically steep route for columnar basalt, with the upper half delivering everything from boulder problem cruxes to jug haul surfing on very exposed terrain.Start at head height roof, and then enjoy good moderate climbing with decent gear along a large right facing dihedral. Clip a bolt with a long runner at 50' just below the roof, then head left via jugs to a plank rest. It's bolts to the top from there.Eye the line well, and be prepared for some se...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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