Main Amphitheater Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Beginning of Generation Gap, Inception, and Dune
This is the large amphitheater sporting a beautiful waterfall, accentuated by broken bottles, trash and graffiti around the fire pit under the overhang... the price of being close to town and in Southern Illinois.
The clean overhanging wall left of the waterfall is undercut by a large chossy roof, which is why all the climbs share a start on the left side of the wall. By working these routes, if nothing else, you will absolutely dial the shared boulder problem that serves as a start to these routes.
Be sure to watch out for the large icicles that form above the shared start during the winter. They have been known to break free and bludgeon the heads of unwary belayers.
Along the main trail, it's the large, obvious amphitheater with a waterfall.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Main Amphitheater
Slimy Arches 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a IL
: Cove Hollow
: Main Amphitheater
This is the large arching crack on the left side of the main amphitheater wall. Large to medium sized gear will protect most of the route. You can lower off of the sport route that meets the crack to avoid the somewhat chossy finish. To get your money's worth, you can lower off of the anchors for Inception....[more] Browse More Classics in IL