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Amphitheater

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Arms Control S 
Black and Blue Velvet S 
Blind Prophet S 
Blind Prophet Lite S 
Born to Crimp S 
Buzzard's Breath TR 
Cow Patty Bingo T 
Crackin' Up T 
Dihedral Route T,TR 
Henar Lite S 
I'm Flyin' TR 
Mild Mannered Secretary S 
Mr. Henar S 
Overhang Hangover S 
Pole Dancing S 
Pump Street S 
Single Handed Sailor S 
Surry County Ethics T,S 
Syzygy T,S 
Too Old to Rock and Roll TR 
Turkey Shoot S 
When Shrimp Learn to Whistle S 

Amphitheater Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.3402, -80.48356 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This large stone amphitheater is capped by a horizontal roof system. It offers both sport and trad leads in a wide range of difficulty from 5.7 to 5.13.

Getting There 

After descending the Three Bears gully, turn left and walk about 5 minutes until you see the Amphitheater.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.5 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',6],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',6],['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:
Pole Dancing   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Dihedral Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Crackin' Up   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mild Mannered Secretary   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Turkey Shoot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Cow Patty Bingo   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Pump Street   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   
Henar Lite   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   
Born to Crimp   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
When Shrimp Learn to Whistle   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 60'   
Overhang Hangover   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Blind Prophet Lite   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Arms Control   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Single Handed Sailor   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 75'   
Mr. Henar   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Blind Prophet   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Black and Blue Velvet   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Amphitheater
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason Philippi leading Blind Prophet (12c). Photo ...

Blind Prophet 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13  NC : Pilot Mountain : Amphitheater
Climb the technical and flaring dihedral just right of the smooth face with swirls in the rock (Black and Blue Velvet). Pull the first roof then continue through steep jugs to an upper head wall where a thin crux awaits. This route is one of the best at Pilot....[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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By Dylan B.
Dec 12, 2014
The new bolted line--Born to Crimp--means that Turkey Shoot is no longer the leftmost bolted line on the slab in the amphitheater. The current descriptions are misleading because of this change. Yesterday we encountered a party that was about to head up a 5.11 that they thought was an 5.8, with too few draws to finish the line.