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Routes in Romper Room

Algae on Parade T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Buzz Buzz T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Doobie Dance T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Frank's Right Foot Stinks TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Girls and Buoys T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Guise and Gals T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Hall of Mirrors T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Kindergarten Cop T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Magic Mirror T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Romper Room T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 4,356 ft
GPS: 36.079, -115.478 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 14,280 total, 95/month
Shared By: John Hegyes on Aug 26, 2005
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

Description

Romper Room features at least six (5.4 to 5.7+) single pitch trad routes. Descend most routes by rappelling from anchors, some descents require two ropes. This area faces north east and can get morning sun.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

Approach as per Lotta Balls Wall, heading up the First Creek Canyon Trail to the mouth of the canyon where the trail forks. Take the left-hand trail that climbs the broad hillside on the south side of the canyon to the base of Lotta Balls. Once there, traverse right along the terrace, past the recessed alcove (Alcohol Wall), to the rectangular patch of black rock. This is the right end of Romper Room.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Romper Room

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Magic Mirror
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Doobie Dance
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Romper Room
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Algae on Parade
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kindergarten Cop
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Magic Mirror 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Doobie Dance 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Romper Room 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Algae on Parade 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Kindergarten Cop 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
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Laura Maples
Columbus, OH
Laura Maples   Columbus, OH
I agree it's a bit stiff for a first time leader. If you are new to RR and trad climbing check out the Fun Climbs Red Rocks guidebook for more beginner savvy grading than some of the other guidebooks. There are a few easier confidence builders over at Panty Wall, Solar Slab Gully or Icebox canyon you might want to start on then head this way. Nov 25, 2017
Having spent a few days at this cliff over the last 2 years and performed several rescues on the easiest rated routes in the area, I have to say:

NOT A GOOD PLACE FOR A FIRST TIME LEADER TO GET THEIR FEET WET!

Slick rock, traverses, awkward slopey grey rock movement, some hollow rock, lack of continuous cracks to take gear on the 5.4-.5s-let's just say that rescuing newbies can be a drag. Leaders setting up TRs will find this a fine spot to teach new climbers, but first time leads? Go over to Physical Graffitti or another spot more suited to positive stances from which to place gear and continuous cracks.

One guy's opinion. Apr 24, 2012
oldfart  
Spent our first day at Red Rock here. Did every climb... GREAT place to get introduced to climbing here. All the routes are awesome. Had to traverse into Algae on Parade to avoid the dreaded hive... Oct 19, 2010
There is a substantial and very active bee hive right at the base of Algae on Parade as of 5/29/2010 at the right edge of the Romper Room Area. They were there when I climbed Doobie Dance to the left of it earlier this year, and they didn't bother us. We hoped to do Algae on Parade today, and hoped they would be gone (they weren't). It kills climbing on Algae on Parade, but the other routes should still be ok if you don't get them excited. May 29, 2010
Brian Hench
Costa Mesa, CA
Brian Hench   Costa Mesa, CA
The terrace ledge is pretty exposed. Beginners might find it rather uncomfortable. Another way to approach Romper Room is to go up a the canyon a little further than the Lotta Balls fork. Head up a red dirt slope to a bushy ledge and take that left to Romper Room. Mar 16, 2009
46and2
Salt Lake City, Utah
46and2   Salt Lake City, Utah
Excellent area for super moderate trad climbs or climbers learning to place gear! Nov 17, 2006

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