Type: Trad, TR, 75 ft (23 m)
FA: unknown, 1970s
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Shared By: George Perkins on Sep 12, 2007
Admins: Jason Halladay, Mike Hoskins, Anna Brown

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Description Suggest change

Climb the huge right-facing corner. The first half of the climb has many big ledges and positive holds. From a good ledge, work up a tricky thin hand crack. Traverse left when you reach the roof, stuff some gear in the finger crack overhead, and commit to the crux highstep and lieback moves passing the roof. Keep going to the exit jugs on the ledge.

This, and Beginner's Hand Jam are the most popular 5.9s at the Playground, I think.

The Fingertip Lieback variation begins in the next thin crack to the right. It's rated 10d, and is a fun committing lieback which joins the Upper Left Roof route midway up. It's protectable with small nuts at its crux, then small cams.

You can also finish the route through the next crack to the right to exit the high roof. This is reachy and probably about 5.10+.

Location Suggest change

Toward the right side of the Playground, a prominent row of 3 high roofs way up high bars easy access to the top. Upper Left Roof follows the prominent right-facing corner that is below the leftmost of these roofs. This climb is the 2nd crack right of the splitter Beginners Hand Jam handcrack.

Protection Suggest change

Rack of cams and nuts to 3", optional 4" cam. Anchor on the 2-bolt anchor for Upper Left Roof down on the ledge.