Description

The Cleo Amphitheater contains nearly 50 climbs, all of which are relatively easily accessed once inside the Amphitheater. Well-known climbs here include Queen's Throne (5.4), a perfect inside corner, King's Throne (5.6), and Tilted Tower (5.9+). Also located within the Amphitheater is Cleopatra's Needle, a 50 foot tower with a wobbly summit block.

Getting There

Cleo Amphitheater: When hiking the West Bluff trail, it will be the first very prominent overlook you will come to. Walking to the edge of Cleo Amphitheater you will see The Plank just to the left and Cleopatra's Needle just downhill and to the right (North). King's Throne can be seen to the North as well. Accessing this is relativley easy. Head down the gully to the South where you first reach the overlook. The gully has an erosion problem, so be aware it can be a dirty, slippery down climb, but offers no threat to falling.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The 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
 17
Unnamed 5.3
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 31
Mickey Mouse
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 29
Minnie Mouse
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 175
Queen's Throne
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 5
The Queens Clam
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Colostomy
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 75
Queen's Face
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Barndoor
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Between the Queens
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Missing Link
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unnamed 5.3
 17
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Mickey Mouse
 31
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Minnie Mouse
 29
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Queen's Throne
 175
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
The Queens Clam
 5
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Colostomy
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Queen's Face
 75
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Barndoor
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Between the Queens
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Missing Link
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
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