Amphitheatre Mountain Rock Climbing
NE Face of Amphitheatre Mtn from Cathedral Pass.
The large cross-shaped mountain south of Cathedral Peak. The North Face has a few established routes. The 500+' NE Face out on the end of the East Ridge has potential for some more!
Approach as for Cathedral Peak. The climbs are approached from either Upper Cathedral lake or Cathedral Pass.
Climbing Season For the Okanogan area.
Weather station 14.9 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Amphitheatre Mountain
North Ridge 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Washington
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North Ridge 5.5 * (5-7 pitches)From Cathedral Pass scramble up to where it's possible to rope up. Climb the steepest sections of the blunt N Ridge through several steps (short steep gully notches between). Route finding is sometimes a challenge, and there are sections with loose boulders, but several of the pitches have up to 5.5 climbing and it's a fun way to the broad summit plateau of Amphitheatre....[more] Browse More Classics in Washington
Crags of Amphitheater Mountain above Upper Cathedr...
Amphitheatre Mtn. from the summit of Cathedral Pk....
Aug 9, 2016
B. Herrington's "Cascade Rock" is a great new resource for climbing in this area, including the Canadian side of the border. I'll add a couple notes -
"Middle Finger Buttress Left" is listed here as 5.7 A1 but goes free at 5.10b. Pitch 1 links the opening 5.7 chimney with the large and beautiful 5.10 left-facing corner above - an absolutely amazing pitch of climbing. From there the route involves climbing a series of easier and shorter corners along the ridge crest to the summit. P1 is spectacular, the rest of the route less so.
Two buttresses to the left (when viewed from the lake) is Ka'aba Buttress. beginning from the left side of this formation (from atop the large white block) is "Pilgrimage to Mecca" 5.9. This route is 4 pitches, the first 3 of which are fantastic - the 3rd in particular, which involves an incredible finger crack in a corner followed by steep splitter hands.