The Town of Estes Park owns the cliffs. The land including the driveway above the cliff is private property. We have worked very hard to get this cliff open to climbing. Our access is dependent upon the landowners above the cliff not feeling overwhelmed by the climbers, and the Town of Estes feeling like the climbers are respecting those landowners.
1. Please follow all the rules stated on the kiosk at the base of the cliff.
2. Do not scramble above and try to get down to the top of the bolted climbs to set up topropes - this endangers those below and encourages too much traffic on the top of the cliff.
3. Educational, recreational, and commercial groups may want to use the top of the cliff for rappelling. This is okay if NO ONE else is below and you are using the River Wall, not the Amphitheater Wall. Access the top by walking the trail up the hill at the far West end of the River Wall. Do not let your clients, friends, students run around at the top of the cliff in sight of the houses. Keep everyone chill and out of sight of the houses.
4. Try to use quiet communication when people are setting up or using the amphitheater.
Also: climbing on the Amphitheater Wall is off-limits when shows are happening at the amphitheater during the summer - usually a few afternoons and evenings per week. There is a sign placed when the amphitheater is closed or closes early.
The crux is getting off the ground. The holds on this route are wonderful - lots of little flakes and jugs. It is a great beginner's route!
This route is in the middle of the Amphitheater Wall. It begins off the large, blocky, quartz handholds. The anchors are hanging on the underside of the leaning roof.