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Amphitheater 


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Submitted By: Jim O'Brien on Dec 17, 2007
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Description 

Some of the best long routes in Connecticut are in the Ampitheater including Cat Crack (5.10) and Dol Guldur (5.11) Reaching heights of 110', there are a variety of face climbs, chimneys to off widths to fingers and hands- something for everyone. The scenery is incredible, especially in the Fall, when the Ampitheater is best. A great spot for cold weather climbing.


Getting There 

Follow the Metacomet (Blue Blazed Trail) from the Castle parking lot, for about 10 minutes to an overlook characterized by the bulge that rises to block the view (somewhat elusive for the first timer, meet up with someone who knows the area).


13 Total Routes


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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Amphitheater:
Rat Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 110'   
Black Corner   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Squirrel Cage   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Cat Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Sickle   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dol Guldur   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c PG13     Trad, TR, Chipped, 1 pitch, 80'   
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This was a fun climb that I will definitely go back to lead.

Cat Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b  CT : Central CT : ... : Amphitheater
Start is loose blocks to a great hand / fist crack to the top. Sustained climbing to the crux near the top where the crack thins to fingers. Wonderful crack climbing- tape is reccomended....[more]   Browse More Classics in CT

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Merimere Reservoir from the top of Amphitheater.
Merimere Reservoir from the top of Amphitheater.
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By M Sprague
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From: New England
Mar 1, 2013

Isn't there a Sam Streibert TR 13a just to the right of Dol Goldur? Anybody remember the name?

By Echoinfi
Mar 3, 2013

In the Presence of God.

By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Mar 3, 2013

That was it. Thanks, Greg.