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American Gladiator S,TR 
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Cure for the Hangover S 
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Tied to the Whipping Post S 
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The Playground Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Setting up rappel on TR route


Downstream from Crank Cave is the Playground, a vertical wall with some great moderates on blocky, broken basalt.

The place bakes during the summer but is quite nice early or late in the season.

The area guidebook is Sweet Spots, by Jerry Painter and Matt TeNgaio, available at Idaho Mountain Trading and Sticks and Stones. Pick up a copy!

Getting There 

East from Firth about 10 miles on Wolverine canyon road. If you pass the Rattlesnake transfer sign, you've gone about a half mile too far. (you're at Crank Cave)

Either take the descent trail to the west (near the large pipeline) or rappel from bolt anchors at the top of the wall.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 17.5 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Playground

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Playground:
Cure for the Hangover   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Crux

American Gladiator 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  ID : The Playground
5.9ish moves lead to a difficult crux around the 3rd and 4th bolts. Pull around the roof to a large rest ledge, then slippery 5.7 to the anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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