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Gregory Canyon (including The Amphitheatre)

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Gregory Canyon (including The Amphitheatre)  


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Elevation: 6,160'
Location: 39.9957, -105.2931 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jun 3, 2006
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  • Description 

    This is the northern-most section of the the Flatirons which may be lumped together to help you find your way here. Included in the area is the better known Amphitheatre and some of the less-well known crags here (like 3rd, 4th, 5th pinnacles). Apparently, according to Rossiter, there is even a granite crag in this canyon. One route from this canyon even made the cover shot of a Boulder non-climber publication.

    Some shade can be found at some of the crags for those seeking cooler cragging in the hotter months. None of these routes are long here.

    Access can be most readily obtained by parking in or near the Gregory Canyon Trailhead. Parking is popular here and, as a result, limited. Note, parking here does cost for non-Boulder County registered vehicles. 2006 was still $3/day and $25/year. However, street parking nearby and parking at Chataqua (0.6 mi) is free.

    Also, for those wandering around with little kids, this is bear and mountain lion territory. Be careful.

    There is also significant poison ivy in the area for the sensitive.

    Getting There 

    US 36 to Baseline. Go W past 6th Ave and look for the trailhead area on the left. Parking is also available on 6th, 7th, 8th, and at Chatauqua.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 2.0 miles from here

    58 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',26],['Bomb',4]
    ['<=5.6',33],['5.7',7],['5.8',1],['5.9',6],['5.10',7],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['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 Gregory Canyon (including The Amphitheatre):
    Tyrolean Traverse   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c PG13     TR, 2 pitches, 90'   The Amphitheater
    Halls of Poison Ivy   5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c     Trad   Fourth Pinnacle
    Southeast Arete (1st pinnacle)   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Amphitheater
    Macropsychotic   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a V-easy 3     Trad, Boulder, 1 pitch, 75'   The Amphitheater
    Slot [formerly listed at Direct West Bench]   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   The Amphitheater
    Direct West Bench [formerly listed as variation]   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   The Amphitheater
    2nd Pinnacle, Upper East Face Right   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   The Amphitheater
    Inside S. Face (1st pinnacle)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   The Amphitheater
    Red Wall aka Raptors in Cellophane   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   The Amphitheater
    Siberian North Face   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport   The Amphitheater
    P.S. I'm Blonde   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   The Amphitheater
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    Tyrolean Traverse Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c PG13  CO : Flatirons : ... : The Amphitheater
    You can string a rope between the first and second pinnacles to make a fairly exposed tyrolean traverse. The two giant, flatiron's style eyebolts at the top of the pinnacles make for some bomber anchors. The crux is in getting the rope across the gap without the rope snagging on something. I found it's easiest to climb the downclimb routes for both....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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