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The Amphitheatre is the expanse of rock to the right of Grey Buttress. It is mostly broken and short and doesn't really have much to offer. Most obvious cracks have been led or soloed.

Ethic inherited from Blue Lake

No bolts - trad climbing only.


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Mike tried unsuccessfully to onsite this line 20 years ago. This time he made an abseil inspection, placed a runner or two and was able to complete the climb.

This route and SAP are located on a small buttress down low in the amphitheatre. The Last Minute is the central, more prominent crack; SAP the right-hand thinner crack.

FA: Mike Law-Smith, 30 Jan 2011

Presently the hardest climb at Blue Lake. The right hard crack next to The Last Minute. Pre-placed pitons used to protect the middle section and to stand on hence the grade M0

FA: Oliver Story & Marcin Pius, 25 Feb 2012

A wandery multi-pitch ramble. Start low in the Amphitheatre at a large buttress with a steep face with some cracks on the right.

  1. Up cracks to a good ledge then scramble left. Over a short wall to a ramp and up to a corner. Up corner to a shelf, move right to a belay.

  2. Wander left up some flakes to the top.

FA: A. Wood, P. Aitchison. 1968

An aid climb for those that have the gear. Start in the corner nearest to the lake to right of Amphitheatre.

  1. Five metres to the left of the 'S'-crack go straight up the overhang then to the small roof. Rap from fixed pins.

FA: Phil Georgeff, Peter Hopkins. 1987

Start 5m left of Tic Toc.

  1. Up the left-hand corner edge. Move right up the crack to the ledge below the grass.

FA: Peter Hopkins. 1987


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