Type: Trad
FA: Pat Ament and Christian Griffith, 1979.
Page Views: 4,957 total · 20/month
Shared By: Tyler Jones on Apr 2, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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This route is perfect for the one last push of the day, or if you are really good it's an awesome warm-up. It's located next to the Amphitheater The Morning Thunder rock makes up the south side of the Amphitheater. It is very easily seen from the road. From the trail, head right across some scrambling and up through a narrow gap onto the large belay ledge. Start on the left side of the face following the crack for about twenty feet. Continue up and right following a diagonal crack with some tricky moves. Finish about 15 feet below and right of the top of the rock. This route is a strenuous climb, don't expect an easy one-pitch 5.9. It pushes the limit of being a 10. Great climb, short, and fun!


Small and medium stoppers are very ideal. Cams from the smallest Aliens to a #1 Camalot. I never used bigger than a #0.5 cam, but if you are creative you might use something bigger. A top rope is possible after someone has lead the route, but best just sticking to trad.