Elevation: 6,150 ft
GPS: 39.996, -105.293 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Some crags in this area are closed 1 February to 31 July: Details
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

The Gregory Canyon Amphitheatre is a classic climbing area. Thousands of climbers have had their first ascents on the gentle rocks that rest here. On sunny weekends, the inside of the amphitheatre is usually beseiged by climbing programs and beginners. The exterior of the amphitheatre has a number of attractive routes of varying difficulty.

Getting There

Park either at Chautauqua parking (on the south side of Baseline at about 9th street), or at the Gregory Canyon parking lot. NOTE: If your car tags aren't from Boulder County, definitely pay the fee ($3/d or $25/y) if you park at the latter. From Chautauqua, walk the Baseline trail until you join up with the Amphitheater trail. About 300 yards up, (to access the the N face of First Pinnacle or the E face of the East Bench) take the climbing Amphitheater Express trail, which loops around the north side of the Amphitheater. The regular route (Amphitheater Trail) continues up, and 150 yards later the Amphitheater (T-Zero, W face of E Bench, S face of First Pinnacle, E & S & W face of Second Pinnacle, E face of West Bench) appears on your right side.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Amphitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c PG13
 5
Tyrolean Traverse
TR 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 32
SE Face aka Southeast Arete (Fir…
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 6
Macropsychotic
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 57
Slot [formerly listed at Direct…
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 44
Direct West Bench [formerly list…
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 20
Inside S. Face (1st pinnacle)
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
Siberian North Face
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 70
Red Wall aka Raptors in Cellophane
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Now and Zen
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
 3
Roof (2nd Pinnacle E. Face)
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X
 5
South Face Direct (1st Pinnacle)
TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
P.S. I'm Blonde
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tyrolean Traverse
 5
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c PG13 TR 2 pitches
SE Face aka Southeast Arete…
 32
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Macropsychotic
 6
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Slot [formerly listed at Di…
 57
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Direct West Bench [formerly…
 44
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Inside S. Face (1st pinnacle)
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Siberian North Face
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Red Wall aka Raptors in Cel…
 70
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Now and Zen
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Roof (2nd Pinnacle E. Face)
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X TR
South Face Direct (1st Pinn…
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X TR
P.S. I'm Blonde
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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