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Graham's Playpen

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Graham's Playpen Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: toddgordon Gordon on Jun 8, 2013


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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.

Climbing Season

For the Stirrup Tank area.

Weather station 12.1 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Graham's Playpen

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Graham's Playpen:
The GBM   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Graham's Rabbit    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Grahambo    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jan 31, 2016
Who is Graham??
By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Feb 1, 2016
Graham is the small son of Justin slagle.
By Ancent
From: Reno, NV
Feb 14, 2016
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.
By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Feb 14, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: rust colored's orange in
rust colored's orange in color...and you can't miss it...(or can you?...).......
By Ancent
From: Reno, NV
Feb 14, 2016
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?
By ClimbOn Maps
Apr 5, 2017
Here you go Ancent. Hope it's not too late.
GPS Coordinates for Graham's Playpen: 33.954377 -116.019973 (G maps link)

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