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Routes in Amphitheater Area

12 Gauge Rain T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Liken I T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Unknown 5.9 crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 140 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 1,135 total, 13/month
Shared By: TBD on Aug 24, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

On the right side of the amphitheater there is a very inviting, broken face. Start in the obvious, splitter, hand crack that turns to the left about 20 feet up. Follow this continuous crack to its end, and then move up and right to a broken crack with a couple of pins.

There is currently 1 bolt (new) on this route. Not sure why.

There are anchors at the top of the cliff. A single rope rap to the Liken I anchors and one more rap gets you to the ground. Or walk off.

Location

This is on the right side of the amphitheater, see the photo.

Protection

Pro to 3 inches.

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AHLEV
Evergreen, CO
AHLEV   Evergreen, CO
The initial vertical crack compared well to a Lumpy 5.9 and no more.

It's also possible to head left on the upper face which leads to a second short, 5.8+, vertical crack system and a fun topout. Then place a piece (I used a #4) and traverse right to the anchors. Sep 24, 2017
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
  5.9
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
  5.9
This is a museum for old gear. There are at least 3 old pitons, 1 ancient bolt, 2 SMC bolts from the '80s, and funky bits of wire. Double #3 Friends or #2 Camalots and #9 & #10 hexes were useful. Sep 22, 2012
Dougald MacDonald  
  5.10-
Excellent climbing marred by patches of junky rock and dripping bat poo. Sep 16, 2012
For me, the unknown 5.9 felt more like a stiff 5.10. The bottom was a little tricky (I may have bad crack technique). It was fun though and easy on the second half (5.8).

Pro up to 3 worked fine for me.

This place has a lot of untapped potential as well maybe not trad, but some sport routes could definitely go up here, possibly pretty hard, too. Aug 26, 2012