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BETA PHOTO: Amphitheatre topo 1.


This is the crown jewel of the Grandpa's Bridge area. This intimidating dome was the inspiration to develop the entire area. This wall gets shade in the morning and sun in the afternoon. The rock is average for the most part, but the steepness, position and quality of movement make up for that.

Getting There 

When the river is low or iced over, it is best to park on CO 14 in direct view of the wall. Cross the river, and walk up the leftside of the hill below the wall. A short 20 foot rappel on a fixed line gets you to the belay ledge.

When the water is high, park at the big pullout near the bridge, and walk along the river until you are below the wall. When the river is peaking, you may have a 2-3 week window where even wading along the river is impossible.

Descent: when you're done for the day, it is best to do a 30m rappel straight down the ledgy/slabby face using the 2-bolt anchor off the ledge.

Climbing Season

For the Poudre Canyon area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Amphitheatre

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Amphitheatre:
Gippeto   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Monstro   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: B. S. on Monstro.

Monstro 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a  Colorado : Fort Collins : ... : Amphitheatre
Monstro is the stunning line that attracted all the initial development of the area. Start with some big jugs to reach the 3rd bolt. Perform an amazing, right-trending traverse through a beautiful seam to a crappy kneebar rest. From here, launch into a series of underclings and sidepulls (crux) to gain the less overhanging headwall. A final 5.12 crux will test your redpoint determination....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Amphitheatre topo 2.
BETA PHOTO: Amphitheatre topo 2.
Rock Climbing Photo: From CR-14.

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