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Main Amphitheater Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

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

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Amphitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Amphitheater:
Legacy   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport   
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Legacy 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Illinois : Cove Hollow : Main Amphitheater
Begin low and left in the amphitheater, work up and right through the first two bolts. Above the third bolt is the first bolt of legacy. From here follow the bolts through a series of side pulls, slopers, and edges to reach the final section. A technical slab wait for you at the top. Get psyched!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Illinois

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