The Amphitheater Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Reprieve and Mr. Dubious.
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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Amphitheater
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Amphitheater:
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'
Featured Route For The Amphitheater
Fear of the Dark 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b New Mexico
: Jemez Valley Area
: ... : The Amphitheater
This shy route flirts with the difficulties of the steep dark streak left of "Nguvu" but avoids them with a short traverse.Head up three bolts shared with "Nguvu" on occasionally flakey rock (10a?, easier if you know where to grab). Cut left with an easy traverse to a no-hands stance below the fourth bolt. Clip the fourth bolt and climb steep but juggy terrain below a small roof. Pull the roof (crux) with the help of some killer hidden pockets. Clip one more bolt if you like and mak...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
BETA PHOTO: Headwall routes.
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?