Elevation: 1,320 ft
GPS: 43.417, -89.738 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Mar 7, 2002
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

Description

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

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
 50
Upper Wiessner Crack
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 39
Mickey Mouse
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 36
Minnie Mouse
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 197
Queen's Throne
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 31
Northwest Side
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 140
East Comfort Route
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
 16
Southeast Arete
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 96
King's Throne
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 41
Cleo's Needle Southwest Dihedral
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 75
Wiessner Face
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 64
Turk's Head Ridge
Trad 7 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 50
Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 82
Queen's Face
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
Between the Queens
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
The Green Slime
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Upper Wiessner Crack Wiessner Wall
 50
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Mickey Mouse Cleo Amphitheater
 39
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Minnie Mouse Cleo Amphitheater
 36
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Queen's Throne Cleo Amphitheater
 197
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Northwest Side Cleopatra's Needle
 31
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
East Comfort Route Cleopatra's Needle
 140
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Southeast Arete Cleopatra's Needle
 16
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 Trad
King's Throne Cleo Amphitheater
 96
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Cleo's Needle Southwest Dih… Cleopatra's Needle
 41
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Wiessner Face Wiessner Wall
 75
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Turk's Head Ridge Turk's Head
 64
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 7 pitches
Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib Cleopatra's Needle
 50
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Queen's Face Cleo Amphitheater
 82
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Between the Queens Cleo Amphitheater
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
The Green Slime Turk's Head
 19
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
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