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Anthrax T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Baby Ice Dog T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Balancing Act TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Beck's Bear T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Break a Leg T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Curtain Call T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dress Rehearsal T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fighting the Slime T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Final Act T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
I'm So Embarrassed For You T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Irritators, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kline's Incline TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Leading Lady T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
OC Gym Trad T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Playwright, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Psycho Groove T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stucca By A Yucca T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Tom Beck, Tim Ramsey and Curt Shanebeck, November 1978
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Shared By: Locker on Aug 16, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Shade in late summer afternoons. Page 132 in Randys guide as are all of Playhouse routes. Easy approach from parking lot right after Lost Horse turn off if going toward Hidden Valley from Jtree. The climb has some pretty good moves in the crux area that make it worth a shot. Many other easy to moderate climbs in the area. Great for beginning leaders or if you simply want to do some easier climbing with a relatively short approach.


Small to medium cams/nuts/hexes/tricams.


Robert Chappe
Robert Chappe  
I enjoyed this climb, esp the beginning.

MP says 60' route and the book said 80'(ish).
NOTE: From the ground to where I built my anchor (which seemed to match up with exactly the topo line in the book) our 60m rope was maxed out. May 5, 2016
NOT WORTH IT! So many 5s and 6s out there that are more fun and/or more challenging. Nov 22, 2012
Colin Parker
Idyllwild, CA
Colin Parker   Idyllwild, CA  
Of the many routes on this formation, I actually found this one to be lacking. Avoid and send the others, especially practice rehearsal and psychogroove. May 27, 2009
Palm Desert, CA
DaveGustafson   Palm Desert, CA
Did this one today after passing this one many times. Not bad. Not great. Some fun moves. Able to run this out if you so choose. Apr 5, 2009
But a very fun 25 feet. Apr 3, 2008
Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly   work.
Sorry, just can’t see why this one is ever recommended. It’s maybe 25 feet of climbing followed by 70 feet of 4th class. Feb 20, 2008
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Climbs a left-facing corner to crack in the center of the wall directly behind a pine tree. Not exceptional, but about as good as routes get at this wall. Aug 21, 2004