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The Cleo Amphitheater
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Barndoor T,TR 
Better When Dry T,TR 
Between the Queens TR 
Big Roof TR 
Colostomy T,TR 
Curved Wall T,TR 
Face right of Barndoor Project? TR 
Hang Dog T 
Jack of Spades T,TR 
King's Throne T,TR 
King's Valet, The T,TR 
Mickey Mouse T,TR 
Minnie Mouse T,TR 
Minnie Mum T,TR 
Missing Link T 
Pinko T,TR 
Plank, The TR 
Queen's Face T,TR 
Queen's Throne T,TR 
Queens Clam, The T 
Throne Room T,TR 
Tilted Tower T,TR 
Unnamed 5.3 T,TR 
Unnamed 5.3 Corner T,TR 

The Queens Clam 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Ryan Strong on Apr 30, 2012

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Andrew on sight solo.


Climb the crack until your entire body fits into it. Chimney to roof and pull roof via thin hand crack.


Route 25 in Sven's Guide. Wide and intimidating crack in the amphitheater just south of Cleo's Needle.


A wide cam low, and a thin hands size piece for the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Andrew entering the crux as he exits the slot.
Andrew entering the crux as he exits the slot.
Rock Climbing Photo: Beta Photo
BETA PHOTO: Beta Photo

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By Tradoholic
May 4, 2012

Haha, glad you named this. Looked blue collar.
By Tom Lausch
From: Madison WI
Jul 25, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

To protect this thing decently on lead if you are not well versed in the wide required a large rack. I used a #10 hex, a #3 and #4 Big bro and a #3 cam. But with that gear it was sewed up. Great climb. Too bad its not another 30 foot taller.

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