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Shared By: Mike Sofranko on Sep 2, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Some crags in this area are closed 1 February to 31 July: Details
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From the inside of the Amphitheatre, climb the dihedral formed by the inside north face and the inside east face. This is the dihedral on the right when looking north. I stepped onto the right wall a couple times while folowing the big holds. At the top of the dihedral, you will be in a chimney. Follow this up and exit to the SE on the summit of the East Bench.

To descend, donwclimb, or continue with the SE Face of the First Pinnacle.




I would give this route two stars, and it can be finished nicely by continuing up the South East Face (5.3) route to the top of the First Pinnacle. This makes for a nice transition from a chimney to an exposed arete with descent pro and nice exposure. Oct 29, 2001
John M Brooks
Niwot, CO
John M Brooks   Niwot, CO
Fun route with good rest stops. Last portion of upper dihedral requires key stemming sequence. I think route is tougher than the 5.2 if you strictly follow the corner all the way up. Jul 12, 2007
Rodger Raubach
Loveland, CO
Rodger Raubach   Loveland, CO
A great first climb with a beginner; continue to the top of the First Pinnacle (5.3) and do the overhanging rappel down the south face for a fun excursion. This is what I did learning how to rappel in 1959! Apr 30, 2011
Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
Staying in the corner from the start adds quality and a little difficulty to the climb, as does climbing the left wall of the upper chimney to take a direct route up to the SE arete of the First Pinnacle, unless you want to picnic on the East Bench. Dec 20, 2018