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The Amphitheater Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,400'
Location: 35.8228, -106.5145 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Reprieve and Mr. Dubious.

Description 

A big, tall and impressive wall with many steep routes. It's slowly becoming a destination area on its own and certainly worth a gander for UEF visitors. Some sections down low include dubious rock between decent holds and rock.

Getting There 

This wall is upstream of where the approach trail enters the valley about 200 yards upstream from Brier Patch (Creek Wall). Cross the creek on the bridge/downed tree near the Brier Patch (Creek Wall) and head upstream staying high on a bench above the creek when necessary. This wall is the first huge wall you'll come to. It faces southeast so it sees sun until mid to late afternoon.

Climbing Season

For the Upper East Fork (UEF) area.

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',6],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=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 The Amphitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Amphitheater:
Fear of the Dark   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
The 5.9   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Nguvu   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
Poligrip   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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AMS 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  New Mexico : Jemez Valley Area : ... : The Amphitheater
Named AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) because a hard-core sport climber claimed he got nose bleeds and headaches from being two pitches up. You can avoid AMS by doing it in a single pitch and either runnering the mid-way anchor with a long sling or by clipping the first bolt on the headwall and then unclipping the anchor. Fun jug haul on steep rock. The first half to the mid-way anchor is mungy 5.8, but it's worth it for the fun climbing above. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Ethan Coon
May 22, 2011
It looks like there are four routes up the roof containing 5.9 and Dribble Glass. Does anyone know what the other two are?

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