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The Playground

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Black Slide S 
Chinook S 
Darys' Crack T,TR 
Emerald Epitaph S 
High Flyer TR 
No Wimp Situation S,TR 
Playing Hookie S 
Problem Child S,TR 
Professor Plum With The Candlestick In The Conservatory S 
Pulling the Flake T 
Silmarillion S 
Tag aka Push Start S 

The Playground  


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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001
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Description 

This is a sport climbing wall with many moderate lines in the 10-11 range with a 12b and 13a also. These are short lines (average 4-5 bolts), but they have steep and generally sequential techical climbing.

Getting There 

From the visitor center at the South entrance, take the Inner Canyon Trail to the creek bottom. Head up the hill to the NE when you before you get to the power line. The Playground is about 150 yards East of the Juggernaut area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.8 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For The Playground

Professor Plum With The Candlestick In The Conservatory 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  CO : Denver South : ... : The Playground
Hands down, this is the best route at the Playground. The climbing begins on a steep, West facing wall around the corner from Chinook.Start in a bulging overhang with a very awkward move to an undercling above your head. The goal shortly will be a pocket above and left. At best, this will gain a chance to get over your feet, but the move is hard and is indeed 5.12 - off the deck. However, the game is not over. Sequential 5.11 climbing with some long reaches to crimpy, thin cobbles ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By ROC
From: Englewood, CO
Oct 15, 2003
One of the best sites in CWC for short challenging sport routes. Very accessable from the trail. Great on sunny fall/winter days. Not too busy usually.