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The Cleo Amphitheater
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The Queens Clam 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
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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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Andrew entering the crux as he exits the slot.
Andrew entering the crux as he exits the slot.
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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 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.