Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
*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 Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 34.93186, -111.733 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 8,538
Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jun 14, 2009
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]
David Bloom on Rough Around the Edges .11, Main Am...

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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',0],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in *The Main Amphitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for *The Main Amphitheater:
Black and Tan   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Darkest Hour   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Rough Around the Edges   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'   
Lord Humongous   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dark and Stormy   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 100'   
Fierce Invalids Extension   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 110'   
False Prophet   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Speaking In Tongues   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Death and Taxes   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Sphere of Influence   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Lakshmi Singh   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 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'   
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'   
Logic Bomb   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 110'   
Pyrokinesis   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in *The Main Amphitheater

Featured Route For *The Main Amphitheater
Rock Climbing Photo: Joel Unema on the FA of Gemini Dragonfire 5.13+, i...

Gemini Dragonfire 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : *The Main Amphitheater
Flanked by fire and cloaked in the shadow of darkness, Gemini Dragonfire rises on wings of basalt and takes flight through the heart of the waterfall. Moderate climbing leads to a boulder problem over a bulge of the blackest water-worn basalt. Above this bulge, slabby to vertical climbing on small edges, pods, and thin cracks leads up a left-slanting crack. A short step right gains the seam in the heart of the Dragon. Things begin to get thin as the wall becomes steeper. Small and positive ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of *The Main Amphitheater Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The actual falls portion of the Main Amphitheater....
BETA PHOTO: The actual falls portion of the Main Amphitheater....
Rock Climbing Photo: An expanded view of the Main Amphitheater.
BETA PHOTO: An expanded view of the Main Amphitheater.
Rock Climbing Photo: Older hand drawn topo showing the first wave of ro...
BETA PHOTO: Older hand drawn topo showing the first wave of ro...

Comments on *The Main Amphitheater Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!