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Elevation: 6,883 ft 2,098 m
GPS: 38.78944, -104.87702
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Shared By: Julian Smith on Jan 6, 2002 · Updates
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This cliff-lined nook is southwest of the Pinnacle. It is on the abrupt north flank of Mt. Cutler. A bunch of good routes are located here. The copious trees allow for lots of shade and good summer climbing. Beware the approach is in your face.

Per Evan C: a helmet is a very good idea, and I wouldn't bring dogs. The routes are directly below Mount Cutler, and it's common for rocks to come down from above. I am not sure if it's because of hikers or just the gravelly nature of the area, but you don't hear them coming until they're whizzing by your head.

Getting There Suggest change

Follow the approach as for the West Face or the Pinnacle. From the parking area, 0.85 miles after the canyon entrance, walk across the road, heading west for a few feet. Locate a trail in the trees, on the south side of the road. Follow this through the woods and up a steep scree slope. You will be climbing up the same scree slope as you use for the descent of the Pinnacle or West Face. Look for the first side canyon on your right. Head up this canyon to its end. The climbs are located here. Allow 15 to 30 minutes from the car for this step approach.

L->R (in progress):

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A. Slick Willard, 9, 1p, bolts.
B. Climbing by the Brooks, 8, 1p, bolts.
C. Full Male Deal, 10, 2p, bolts, 190'.
CD. Cool Runnings, 1p, 13-, bolts, 100'.

Crickets in the Cabbage, 10+, 1p, bolts, 80'.
The Disclaimer, 11, 1p, bolts.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Amphitheater

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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 36
The Full Male Deal
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
Crickets in the Cabbage
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 33
The Disclaimer
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 4
Unknown
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Cool Runnings
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Full Male Deal
 36
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Crickets in the Cabbage
 22
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Disclaimer
 33
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Unknown
 4
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Cool Runnings
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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