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Routes in Graham's Playpen

Always on My Side T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Birth Canal, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cutting Teeth S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Dirty Diaper, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
First Steps Are the Hardest , The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
GBM, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Graham's Rabbit S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Grahambo S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jackie Moon S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Paternity Test., The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Description

This cool and secluded area lies to the SW of Stirrup Tank parking. There are a handful of climbs here.

Getting There

Hike south out of the parking area in the sandy wash past the Stirrup Towers. Hike past the climb The Moaning Man (Dissatisfaction Rock Area) until you are at the edge of the climbable formations. Take a canyon which heads off to the right (west) Hike in this canyon for about ten minutes until you see a large cool orange/rust-colored boulder off to the right (north). This is the landmark and marker for you to head right again (north). Soon you will enter a narrow corridor. This is Graham's Playpen Area. Allow about 20 min. for the approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Graham's Playpen

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The GBM
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Graham's Rabbit
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Grahambo
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The GBM 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Graham's Rabbit 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Grahambo 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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Here you go Ancent. Hope it's not too late.
GPS Coordinates for Graham's Playpen: 33.954377 -116.019973 (G maps link) Apr 5, 2017
Ancent
Reno, NV
Ancent   Reno, NV
I see that now.. Without a book or a map, my mountain-project-guided quest to find this area was somewhat of confusing. For future people-like-me, can a GPS coordinate or location map be added? Feb 14, 2016
toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
Ancent
Reno, NV
Ancent   Reno, NV
Looks like a cool area.. tried to find it today to no avail. Followed the directions to the "T" (or to the minutes described) but somehow we couldn't find the proper "rust-colored boulder" (everything's rust-colored! ha). Maybe next time. Feb 14, 2016
toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
Graham is the small son of Justin slagle. Feb 1, 2016
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Who is Graham?? Jan 31, 2016

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