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Elevation: 1,320 ft 402 m
GPS: 43.41741, -89.73841
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Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Mar 7, 2002
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Description Suggest change

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.

Getting There Suggest change

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Bluff 03 - Cleo Amphitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 62
Upper Wiessner Crack
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 259
Queen's Throne
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 38
Northwest Side
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 186
East Comfort Route
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
 22
Southeast Arete
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 82
Wiessner Chimney
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 119
King's Throne
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 49
Cleo's Needle Southwest Dihedral
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 99
Wiessner Face
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 82
Turk's Head Ridge
Trad 7 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 57
Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 98
Queen's Face
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Between the Queens
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
The Green Slime
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Big Roof
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Upper Wiessner Crack Wiessner Wall
 62
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Queen's Throne Cleo Amphitheater
 259
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Northwest Side Cleopatra's Needle
 38
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
East Comfort Route Cleopatra's Needle
 186
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Southeast Arete Cleopatra's Needle
 22
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 Trad
Wiessner Chimney Wiessner Wall
 82
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
King's Throne Cleo Amphitheater
 119
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Cleo's Needle Southwest Dih… Cleopatra's Needle
 49
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Wiessner Face Wiessner Wall
 99
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Turk's Head Ridge Turk's Head
 82
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 7 pitches
Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib Cleopatra's Needle
 57
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Queen's Face Cleo Amphitheater
 98
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Between the Queens Cleo Amphitheater
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
The Green Slime Turk's Head
 26
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Big Roof Cleo Amphitheater
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
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