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Gregory Canyon (including The Amphitheatre) Rock Climbing


Areas in Gregory Canyon (including The Amphitheatre)

Amphitheater, The 35 / 3 / 13 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 39
Fourth Pinnacle 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Gregory Flatironette aka Fifth Pinnacle 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
South Amphitheater Pinnacle 3 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Third Pinnacle 8 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8

Description

This is the northern-most section of the the Flatirons which may be lumped together to help you find your way here. Included in the area is the better known Amphitheatre and some of the less-well known crags here (like 3rd, 4th, 5th pinnacles). Apparently, according to Rossiter, there is even a granite crag in this canyon. One route from this canyon even made the cover shot of a Boulder non-climber publication.

Some shade can be found at some of the crags for those seeking cooler cragging in the hotter months. None of these routes are long here.

Access can be most readily obtained by parking in or near the Gregory Canyon Trailhead. Parking is popular here and, as a result, limited. Note, parking here does cost for non-Boulder County registered vehicles. 2006 was still $3/day and $25/year. However, street parking nearby and parking at Chataqua (0.6 mi) is free.

Also, for those wandering around with little kids, this is bear and mountain lion territory. Be careful.

There is also significant poison ivy in the area for the sensitive.
Some crags in this area are closed 1 February to 31 July: Details
Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Getting There

US 36 to Baseline. Go W past 6th Ave and look for the trailhead area on the left. Parking is also available on 6th, 7th, 8th, and at Chatauqua.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gregory Canyon (including The Amphitheatre)

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
Tyrolean Traverse
TR 2 pitches
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Northeast Chimney
Trad
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
SE Face aka Southeast Arete (First Pi…
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a V-easy 3
Macropsychotic
Trad, Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Slot [formerly listed at Direct West…
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Direct West Bench [formerly listed as…
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Inside S. Face (1st pinnacle)
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Siberian North Face
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Red Wall aka Raptors in Cellophane
Sport, TR
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
P.S. I'm Blonde
Trad, Sport
Tyrolean Traverse Amphitheater Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c PG13 TR 2 pitches
Northeast Chimney Amphitheater 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
SE Face aka Southeast Arete… Amphitheater 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Macropsychotic Amphitheater 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a V-easy 3 Trad, Boulder
Slot [formerly listed at Di… Amphitheater 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Direct West Bench [formerly… Amphitheater 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Inside S. Face (1st pinnacle) Amphitheater 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Siberian North Face Amphitheater 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Red Wall aka Raptors in Cel… Amphitheater 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
P.S. I'm Blonde Amphitheater 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad, Sport
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