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The Main Amphitheater

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Accidental Tourist, The T 
Alligator Sex Farm T,S 
Black and Tan T 
Black in the Day T 
Broken Chain T 
Could Be Worse T 
Counter Curse T 
Dark and Stormy T 
Dark Arts T 
Darkest Hour T 
Death and Taxes T 
Fade To Black T 
False Prophet T 
Fierce Invalids T 
Fierce Invalids Extension T 
Foggy Notion T 
Gemini Dragonfire T 
Lakshmi Singh T 
Logic Bomb T,S 
Lord Humongous T 
Plasma Center S 
Pressure Drop T,S 
Pyrokinesis T 
Rough Around the Edges T 
Speaking In Tongues T 
Sphere of Influence T 
There Will Be Blood T 
Walking Far From Home T 

The Main Amphitheater Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 34.93186, -111.733 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jun 14, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: The actual falls portion of the Main Amphitheater....

Description 

The Main Amphitheater is the stunning section of tall, steep rock in the middle of The Waterfall area. Essentially this wall starts just past The Sword and Bladerunner on the left and wraps around to the right margins at Black and Tan and Lord Humongous. This section includes the black falls, and is the first section of the cliff that you come face to face with if you wisely stuck to the gulley on the approach.

Getting There 

See the general directions for The Waterfall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.6 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',13],['5.12',12],['5.13',2],['>=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 Main Amphitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Main Amphitheater:
Black and Tan   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Darkest Hour   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Lord Humongous   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Foggy Notion   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Rough Around the Edges   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Fierce Invalids   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Dark Arts   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Fierce Invalids Extension   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 110'   
Death and Taxes   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Speaking In Tongues   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
False Prophet   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Could Be Worse   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Sphere of Influence   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Walking Far From Home   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Lakshmi Singh   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Logic Bomb   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 110'   
Fade To Black   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pyrokinesis   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pressure Drop   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
There Will Be Blood   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Main Amphitheater
Rock Climbing Photo: It could always be worse... JJ Schlick on the FA.

Could Be Worse 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : The Main Amphitheater
This long pitch offers some enjoyable vertical climbing to a stance below a severely overhanging corner. Above this things get steep and funky... there are some seriously strange moves up through the upper half of the route: quick, three-dimensional thinking is key. Totally unique and classic. Identify the route by looking for a distinct overhanging column high on the wall (just left of center in the main Amphitheater) that appears to be partly detached from wall. There is an obvious bolt at...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: David Bloom on Rough Around the Edges .11, Main Am...
David Bloom on Rough Around the Edges .11, Main Am...
Rock Climbing Photo: Older hand drawn topo showing the first wave of ro...
BETA PHOTO: Older hand drawn topo showing the first wave of ro...
Rock Climbing Photo: An expanded view of the Main Amphitheater.
BETA PHOTO: An expanded view of the Main Amphitheater.

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