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The Cleo Amphitheater

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Barndoor T,TR 
Better When Dry T,TR 
Between the Queens TR 
Big Roof TR 
Colostomy T,TR 
Curved Wall T,TR 
Hang Dog T 
Jack of Spades T,TR 
King's Throne T,TR 
King's Valet, The T,TR 
Mickey Mouse T,TR 
Minnie Mouse T,TR 
Minnie Mum T,TR 
Missing Link T 
Pinko T,TR 
Plank, The TR 
Queen's Face T,TR 
Queen's Throne T,TR 
Queens Clam, The T 
Sluggo TR 
Throne Room T,TR 
Tilted Tower T,TR 
Unnamed 5.3 T,TR 
Unnamed 5.3 Corner T,TR 

The Cleo Amphitheater Rock Climbing 

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The Cleo Amphitheater contains nearly 50 climbs, all of which are relatively easily accessed once inside the Amphitheater. Well-known climbs here include Queen's Throne (5.4), a perfect inside corner, King's Throne (5.6), and Tilted Tower (5.9+). Also located within the Amphitheater is Cleopatra's Needle, a 50 foot tower with a wobbly summit block.

Getting There 

Cleo Amphitheater: When hiking the West Bluff trail, it will be the first very prominent overlook you will come to. Walking to the edge of Cleo Amphitheater you will see The Plank just to the left and Cleopatra's Needle just downhill and to the right (North). King's Throne can be seen to the North as well. Accessing this is relativley easy. Head down the gully to the South where you first reach the overlook. The gully has an erosion problem, so be aware it can be a dirty, slippery down climb, but offers no threat to falling.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Cleo Amphitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cleo Amphitheater:
Unnamed 5.3   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
Queen's Throne   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR   
Mickey Mouse   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR   
Minnie Mouse   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR   
The Queens Clam   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Colostomy   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Queen's Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   
Barndoor   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Missing Link   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Between the Queens   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Cleo Amphitheater
Rock Climbing Photo: An unknown climber leading Queen's Throne.

Queen's Throne 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : The Cleo Amphitheater
This one is easy, but it is a whole lot of fun. It is about as perfect for leading as climbs get at Devil's Lake and swallows gear so it is good for the begginner leader. Climb the left facing corner to the right of King's Throne. There are two corners there so climb the one on the right. It is a very vertical crack and ends to the right of the tall rock spike atop the climb. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wisconsin

Photos of The Cleo Amphitheater Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Cleopatra's Needle from the top of Wiessner Wall
BETA PHOTO: Cleopatra's Needle from the top of Wiessner Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo by Andrew Burr.
Photo by Andrew Burr.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cutting the feet on a 5.4, classy! Photo by Andrew...
Cutting the feet on a 5.4, classy! Photo by Andrew...

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