West Bluff - Cleo Amphitheater Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Cleo's
The Cleo Amphitheater is probably the most frequently climbed area on the West Bluff. There are a good number of quality climbs found here and the access is relatively easy. The area sees morning sun and shade in the afternoon, so it's ideal for hot sunny days. The area is made up of the climbs on Cleopatra's Needle, the Amphitheater, the Wiessner Wall, and Turk's Head.
To get to the Cleo Amphitheater park at the gravel parking lot near the southwest end of the lake, across from the boat landing. The lot accomodates 20-30 cars. From the lot, cross the road and take the West Bluff Trail (paved) up the West Bluff. At the top of the bluff you will come to a lookout directly above the Amphitheater. The Wiessner Wall and Turk's Head are to your left (north), while Cleopatra's Needle is at about 11 o'clock if you're looking straight out off the bluff.
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
53 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in West Bluff - Cleo Amphitheater
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Bluff - Cleo Amphitheater:
Featured Route For West Bluff - Cleo Amphitheater
Southeast Arete 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
: Devil's Lake
: ... : Cleopatra's Needle
This is a climb in two parts. The lower arete has very little gear ... but good gear where you step up around the overlap, and huge holds everywhere else. Once on the ledge at mid-height, walk over to the summit block. There is decent gear again for the final few moves, where you are feeling most exposed....[more] Browse More Classics in WI
Cleo's zoomed in from the Monolith.
BETA PHOTO: Clockwise in the highlighted area are the Cleo Amp...
Apr 17, 2004
Who monitors the top of Cleos needle to make sure that after the freeze/thaw and after multiple leads each week it will still stay secure for the rappel off the top ring?
Jul 7, 2009
The parking lot described in "Getting There" is now paved.