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The Amphitheater
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2nd Pinnacle, NW Corner T 
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Now and Zen T,TR 
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Red Wall aka Raptors in Cellophane S,TR 
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Second Pinnacle East Face T 
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Shortcut T 
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Slot [formerly listed at Direct West Bench] T 
South Face Direct (1st Pinnacle) TR 
South Face Left (1st Pinnacle) T,TR 
South Rib (2nd Pinnacle) T 
Southeast Arete (1st pinnacle) T 
Standard Inside East Face T 
T-Zero West Face T 
Tyrolean Traverse TR 
West Bench Dihedral T,TR 
West Face (of T-Zero) T,TR 

East Bench Dihedral 

YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c

Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c [details]
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Submitted By: Mike Sofranko on Sep 3, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: Follow the NE crack up the dihedral to the chimney...

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  • Description 

    From the inside of the Amphitheatre, climb the dihedral formed by the inside north face and the inside east face. This is the dihedral on the right when looking north. I stepped onto the right wall a couple times while folowing the big holds. At the top of the dihedral, you will be in a chimney. Follow this up and exit to the SE on the summit of the East Bench.

    To descend, donwclimb, or continue with the SE Face of the First Pinnacle.



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    By Warren Teissier
    Oct 29, 2001

    I would give this route two stars, and it can be finished nicely by continuing up the South East Face (5.3) route to the top of the First Pinnacle. This makes for a nice transition from a chimney to an exposed arete with descent pro and nice exposure.
    By John M Brooks
    From: Niwot, CO
    Jul 12, 2007
    rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

    Fun route with good rest stops. Last portion of upper dihedral requires key stemming sequence. I think route is tougher than the 5.2 if you strictly follow the corner all the way up.
    By Rodger Raubach
    Apr 30, 2011
    rating: 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c

    A great first climb with a beginner; continue to the top of the First Pinnacle (5.3) and do the overhanging rappel down the south face for a fun excursion. This is what I did learning how to rappel in 1959!
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