Elevation: 4,717 ft
GPS: 43.263, -112.044 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Justin Brunson on Dec 28, 2010 · Updates
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Playground

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Cure for the Hangover
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 3
Predicaligament
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
American Gladiator
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cure for the Hangover
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Predicaligament
 3
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
American Gladiator
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
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 10
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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