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Routes in Amphitheater

Arms Control S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Black and Blue Velvet S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13
Blind Prophet S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Blind Prophet Lite S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Born to Crimp S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Buzzard's Breath TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cow Patty Bingo T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crackin' Up T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dihedral Route T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Henar Lite S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
I'm Flyin' TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mild Mannered Secretary S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mr. Henar S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13
Overhang Hangover S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pole Dancing S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pump Street S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Single Handed Sailor S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Surry County Ethics T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Syzygy T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Too Old to Rock and Roll TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Turkey Shoot S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
When Shrimp Learn to Whistle S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Elevation: 2,002 ft
GPS: 36.34, -80.484 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chuck Parks on Feb 4, 2008
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

Description

This large stone amphitheater is capped by a horizontal roof system. It offers both sport and trad leads in a wide range of difficulty from 5.7 to 5.13.

Getting There

After descending the Three Bears gully, turn left and walk about 5 minutes until you see the Amphitheater.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Amphitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crackin' Up
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mild Mannered Secretary
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pole Dancing
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Turkey Shoot
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cow Patty Bingo
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pump Street
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Born to Crimp
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Henar Lite
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Overhang Hangover
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
When Shrimp Learn to Whistle
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Blind Prophet Lite
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Arms Control
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13
Mr. Henar
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Blind Prophet
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13
Black and Blue Velvet
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crackin' Up 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mild Mannered Secretary 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Pole Dancing 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Turkey Shoot 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cow Patty Bingo 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pump Street 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Born to Crimp 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Henar Lite 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Overhang Hangover 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
When Shrimp Learn to Whistle 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Blind Prophet Lite 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Sport
Arms Control 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Mr. Henar 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13 Sport
Blind Prophet 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13 Sport
Black and Blue Velvet 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13 Sport
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The new bolted line--Born to Crimp--means that Turkey Shoot is no longer the leftmost bolted line on the slab in the amphitheater. The current descriptions are misleading because of this change. Yesterday we encountered a party that was about to head up a 5.11 that they thought was an 5.8, with too few draws to finish the line. Dec 12, 2014

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