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Amphitheater Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Jim O'Brien on Dec 17, 2007
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Description 

Some of the best long routes in Connecticut are in the Ampitheater including Cat Crack (5.10) and Dol Guldur (5.11) Reaching heights of 110', there are a variety of face climbs, chimneys to off widths to fingers and hands- something for everyone. The scenery is incredible, especially in the Fall, when the Ampitheater is best. A great spot for cold weather climbing.

Getting There 

Follow the Metacomet (Blue Blazed Trail) from the Castle parking lot, for about 10 minutes to an overlook characterized by the bulge that rises to block the view (somewhat elusive for the first timer, meet up with someone who knows the area).

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.3 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Amphitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Amphitheater:
Rat Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 110'   
Black Corner   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Squirrel Cage   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Grey Corner   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 100'   
Cat Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Dol Guldur   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, TR, Chipped, 1 pitch, 80'   
Superstructure   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R     TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Volcanic Eruption   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     TR, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Finishing up the steep section of Sickle

Sickle 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Connecticut : Central Valley : ... : Amphitheater
Another Amphitheater classic! This route jams up a fist crack after the off-width Squirrel Cage start. Climb the crack to the roof, then move left to follow a crack angling left on the upper face. Fun interesting moves up crimps and jams on a slightly overhanging wall to the ledge below the top of the cliff. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Connecticut

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Rock Climbing Photo: Merimere Reservoir from the top of Amphitheater.
Merimere Reservoir from the top of Amphitheater.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mikko, on "Black Corner" 5.8 Amphitheate...
Mikko, on "Black Corner" 5.8 Amphitheate...

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By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Mar 1, 2013
Isn't there a Sam Streibert TR 13a just to the right of Dol Goldur? Anybody remember the name?
By Echoinfi
Mar 3, 2013
In the Presence of God.
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Mar 3, 2013
That was it. Thanks, Greg.

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