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Routes in Child's Play Wall

Capture the Flag S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Hide and Seek S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Monkey in the Middle S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rounders S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Simon Says S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tag You're It S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wedgie, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Getting There [Edit]

From the right end of The Cactus Massacre Wall, go up the wide drainage, pass under "The Sun Dial Wall", dark wall on right side of drainage. 75'-100' further up the drainage the "Child's Play Wall" will appear on the left.
Dog Friendly Approach: An easier approach, yet it is slightly longer.
From the right end of the Cactus Massacre Wall, walk climbers right past the drainage up a short slope, as if heading to the Civilization Wall, at the top of the slope, continue up and left, as if heading for the "Climb Bomb" or "Universal City" area. Keep traversing left, (and up) until you are able to see the right end of the Cactus Massacre Wall, the route "End of the Cactus", and the Child's Play Wall. To the right, (slightly below Universal City) there is a ramp that leads to thee base of the Child's Play Wall

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Classic Climbing Routes at Child's Play Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 6
Rounders
Sport
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 3
The Wedgie
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
Simon Says
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Hide and Seek
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Monkey in the Middle
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Tag You're It
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rounders
 6
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
The Wedgie
 3
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Simon Says
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Hide and Seek
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Monkey in the Middle
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Tag You're It
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
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Andrew Yasso
Las Vegas, NV
Andrew Yasso   Las Vegas, NV
Thanks for the effort putting up this crag! Some thoughts after visiting today:

The rock quality and quality of climbing from right to left goes from fair to good. The difficulty of the climbing is on par with ratings at most modern crags in Red Rock. Things are certainly still cleaning up, although most large pieces of rock that are going to break have been cleaned off already. Lots of crispy edges however, and still some 'obvious' footholds that will snap if weighted.

Although things in Red Rock sometimes 'settle in' to their difficulty, my guess is that even as things break off, the difficulty ratings won't be affected.

Some of the anchors are equipped with rams horn style lower-offs, which aren't super common in Red Rock. If you are unfamiliar with how to use these, this video may be useful: vimeo.com/183589855

Lastly, although some of the bolting choices appear to have been made due to poor rock in places, the equipper seems to have favored closer bolt spacing higher on routes rather than lower. While for someone comfortable at the grade the bolt spacing is beyond reasonable, to those just beginning to sport climb they may find the first and second bolt rather far off the ground on some routes. Take appropriate caution. Mar 3, 2018
I had the pleasure of running into David as the glue was still drying on a few of the routes. Super nice guy and let me hop on the routes right away which was a really cool experience for me being the first to try out the route besides him and his partner.

First time using the ram horn style anchors as well but was really self explanatory and similar to what you may see in a gym lead setting.

Overall quality fun routes and was nice to have an area with a lot of easy routes side by side. Would agree with Andrew that some of the routes on the left side have high 1st and 2nd bolts, but if you're confident leading the grade it should be of no issue.

Thanks again David for showing me and my girlfriend the routes! Mar 3, 2018
Brian
North Kingstown, RI
Brian   North Kingstown, RI
The name may cause some confusion as there is another "Hide and Seek" crag in Calico Basin.
mountainproject.com/area/10… Mar 9, 2018
Eric Nguyen
Natick, MA
Eric Nguyen   Natick, MA
Great climbing here; my friend and I climbed all seven routes today (3/20/2018). This wall is definitely worth checking out. A few comments:

1) Rock quality is good but many holds will continue to break as the climbs see more traffic. For now, belayers should be attentive to rockfall both during the climber's ascent and descent. The possibility of hold-breakage definitely adds another element to the lead experience.

2) I'm confused as to the name of this wall. Is it Child's Play Wall (as mentioned in the TITLE) or is it Hide and Seek Wall, as mentioned several times in GETTING THERE. As Brian mentions in his comment, RR already has a Hide and Seek Wall.

** EDIT: Thanks for updating the description to reflect the name of the wall as Child's Play Wall. Some of the photos still need updating. **

3) The first approach mentioned, going up the gully immediately to climber's right of Cactus Massacre, is very accessible and quick. Highly recommend this approach.

4) There is some graffiti (sharpie/marker) on the rock near the base of Rounders. We tried to "erase" as much of it as we could, but it'll probably take some time and several rounds of rubbing away at it to fully eliminate. Mar 20, 2018
Super good new moderate crag. Nice work Mr. Quinn! Thanks. Mar 25, 2018
Climbed here last weekend (4/8) and enjoyed it overall. Not a good warm-weather wall, though, as the shade was barely covering the wall at 3pm (and still nowhere to sit in the shade at that point).

As others have said, everything is still a bit crispy and cleaning up, but not treacherously so. It's worth going to if you're looking for some more easy-moderate routes! Apr 12, 2018
JJ Parker
Lino Lakes, MN
JJ Parker   Lino Lakes, MN
This is a really nice, moderate crag. We climbed all 7 routes today (4/15/18) and enjoyed each one of them. Things are definitely still cleaning up. I had a sizable foothold break off on me. Wear those helmets at the base, even if you are just hanging out :)

The approach directions are spot on. It's a fun scramble to get up the drainage. It seems the Mountain Project map (as of today) has the wrong coordinates so it plots this wall in the wrong place.

I think the bold placements are really well done. It may seem that the first bolts are set high but once you start climbing they are not much of a stretch.

If you climb The Wegie the top anchors are to climbers left of the crack, it took me a minute to spot them. Make sure not to kick around up there too much... especially if there are climbers below, loose rock everywhere!

I really appreciate the thought and work that went into developing this wall. Thanks! Apr 15, 2018

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