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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 
Gemini Dragonfire T 
Lakshmi Singh T 
Logic Bomb T,S 
Lord Humongous T 
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.

Getting There 

See the general directions for The Waterfall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.6 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',14],['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',11],['5.12',10],['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'   
Rough Around the Edges   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Lord Humongous   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dark Arts   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
False Prophet   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Dark and Stormy   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 100'   
Death and Taxes   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
The Accidental Tourist   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Speaking In Tongues   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Counter Curse   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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'   
Sphere of Influence   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Logic Bomb   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 110'   
Broken Chain   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Fade To Black   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pressure Drop   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
There Will Be Blood   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pyrokinesis   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Main Amphitheater
Dan Foster onsighting the second ascent of Death and Taxes.  A timeless sports action pitch.

Death and Taxes 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : The Main Amphitheater
In the middle of the Main Amphitheater is an eye snagging, overhanging column which boldly sticks out from the rest of the wall. I remember staring at this line for a long time before investigating further. However, alongside the few certainties of life, I knew this pitch was going to be stellar just by scoping it, and the end result was nothing short of that for the grade.Shares start with Could Be Worse. At the roof, move out right into very thin, scoop like dihedral. Stem up this thin gear s...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Local Information for The Main Amphitheater
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The actual falls portion of the Main Amphitheater. These routes will need seasonal cleanings, and don't be dismayed if there is a little vegetation here and there. comes right out.
BETA PHOTO: The actual falls portion of the Main Amphitheater....
An expanded view of the Main Amphitheater.
BETA PHOTO: An expanded view of the Main Amphitheater.
Older hand drawn topo showing the first wave of routes in the Main Amphitheater.
BETA PHOTO: Older hand drawn topo showing the first wave of ro...

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