Type: Trad, 115 ft (35 m)
FA: JJ Schlick 2008
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jun 15, 2009
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

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“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain but death and taxes.”
Benjamin Franklin

In the middle of the Main Amphitheater is an eye snagging, overhanging column which boldly sticks out from the rest of the wall. I remember staring at this line for a long time before investigating further. However, alongside the few certainties of life, I knew this pitch was going to be stellar just by scoping it, and the end result was nothing short of that for the grade.

Shares start with Could Be Worse. At the roof, move out right into very thin, scoop like dihedral. Stem up this thin gear section passing a .10+ mini crux with a hidden pocket, and a lone bolt. A good shake at the base of the overhanging column gives one time to regroup and eye down the steepness above.

Continue up the overhanging right side of column placing great gear, jamming, and jug hauling passing 3 bolts at the very top. Striking, delicate, and powerful. Perhaps the most enjoyable .11+ route in the Main Amphitheater.


Mid to left side of amphitheater. Look for a distinct overhanging column at 2/3 height with lines on either side. Death and Taxes takes the right hand side of the this formation.


Double set from #.1- #.5 and a single set of wires.