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The Playground Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.2631, -112.0439 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Justin Brunson on Dec 28, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: Setting up rappel on TR route

Description 

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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['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]

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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Featured Route For The Playground
Rock Climbing Photo: Melissa starting Cure for the Hangover

Cure for the Hangover 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  ID : The Playground
Fun vertical climbing on good holds. traverse left to avoid the roof, then back right to the anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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By Jimmy Weed
Jun 8, 2016
There are at least 3 other routes at the playground that have been developed. Good area to climb, I recommend toproping the majority of the routes here for beginners as there is a high chance of decking on several ledges if on lead.

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