The Main Amphitheater contains the most classic routes at Cougar. While most the sport routes are 10a or harder, the trad and mixed routes offer some easier climbing.
Follow the approach trail to the climber's left of the crag. The trail will take you above the lower cliffs to the base of the wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Amphitheater :
The Pillar 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Foot in Mouth 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
The Black Roof 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Cougar Bait 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : Main Amphitheater
This route has tempted many a climber over the years; the several leaver biners are a testament to its deviousness. It was bolted as a project years ago and seemingly abandoned and largely forgotten. Due to the strange placement of a few key bolts, I believe the route hasn't seen a previous ascent. In July 2011, the bolts were moved to make the route leadable.It starts with some 10ish climbing, then it cruises on easy climbing to the roof. Here starts a series of thuggish boulder probl...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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