Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
The Hamlet
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Frailty Thy Name is Sandstone  S 
Guildenstern S 
Madness and the Method, The TR 
Moni's Money TR 
Perchance to Dream S 
Play's the Thing, The S,TR 
Rest is Silence , The TR 
Rosencrantz S 
Sea of Troubles S 
Sweets to the Sweet S 
To Grunt and Sweat S 
Undiscovered Country  TR 
What Dreams May Come  TR 
When the Blood Burns  TR 

The Play's the Thing 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: ?
Page Views: 1,550
Submitted By: Christine Gal on Jan 12, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (32)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
My first lead climb. Indeed great for a newbie lea...

Climbing in Red Rocks after heavy rain can permanently damage the rock! MORE INFO >>>

Location 

Upper tier, far left

Protection 

3 bolts


Photos of The Play's the Thing Slideshow Add Photo
The Play's The Thing. Very easy climb, good for fi...
The Play's The Thing. Very easy climb, good for fi...
Easy Peasy on the Hamlet wall
Easy Peasy on the Hamlet wall

Comments on The Play's the Thing Add Comment
Show which comments
By Aeon
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 7, 2009

Good route for first time leaders. two chains for anchors. after well protected slabby cimbing.
By Jared Harvey
Jan 10, 2014

Great for teaching rappelling or how to clean a route due to the large ledge and the ability to walk up to the anchor.
By Tochele
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Mar 13, 2015

Short, easy, fun. A great confidence boost for new leaders.
By Peter Theobald
Apr 10, 2015

I can't imagine a more perfect route to bring the whole family for top-roping. I'm the only belayer and I could walk up to the anchors. Everyone got to rappel, and everyone got to climb on top-rope, even the little ones. The climb is so easy I could probably scramble straight up it so don't expect anything for experienced climbers.
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!