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Algae on Parade T 
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Kindergarten Cop T 
Magic Mirror T 
Romper Room T 

Romper Room Rock Climbing 

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Romper Room features at least six easy (5.4 to 5.7+) single pitch trad routes. This is a great place for beginners to learn the trade. Descend most routes by rappelling from anchors, some descents require two ropes. This area faces north east and can get morning sun.

Getting There 

Approach as per Lotta Balls Wall, heading up the First Creek Canyon Trail to the mouth of the canyon where the trail forks. Take the left-hand trail that climbs the broad hillside on the south side of the canyon to the base of Lotta Balls. Once there, traverse right along the terrace, past the recessed alcove (Alcohol Wall), to the rectangular patch of black rock. This is the right end of Romper Room.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Romper Room

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Romper Room:
Magic Mirror   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   
Doobie Dance   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Romper Room   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Algae on Parade   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 600'   
Kindergarten Cop   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Kindergarten Cop goes up the black slabby face in ...

Magic Mirror 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Romper Room
Starts in the obvious big left facing corner just to the right of Kindergarten Kop. Start up the easy, right-leaning ramp, then gaze in trepidation up the steepening corner above. Its easier than it looks, but the crux (an awkward jamming move without much for the feet) felt a bit tougher than 5.5. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 17, 2006
Excellent area for super moderate trad climbs or climbers learning to place gear!
By Brian Hench
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Mar 16, 2009
The terrace ledge is pretty exposed. Beginners might find it rather uncomfortable. Another way to approach Romper Room is to go up a the canyon a little further than the Lotta Balls fork. Head up a red dirt slope to a bushy ledge and take that left to Romper Room.
By Richard Baugh
May 29, 2010
There is a substantial and very active bee hive right at the base of Algae on Parade as of 5/29/2010 at the right edge of the Romper Room Area. They were there when I climbed Doobie Dance to the left of it earlier this year, and they didn't bother us. We hoped to do Algae on Parade today, and hoped they would be gone (they weren't). It kills climbing on Algae on Parade, but the other routes should still be ok if you don't get them excited.
By oldfart
Oct 19, 2010
Spent our first day at Red Rock here. Did every climb... GREAT place to get introduced to climbing here. All the routes are awesome. Had to traverse into Algae on Parade to avoid the dreaded hive...
By Cunning Linguist
Apr 24, 2012
Having spent a few days at this cliff over the last 2 years and performed several rescues on the easiest rated routes in the area, I have to say:


Slick rock, traverses, awkward slopey grey rock movement, some hollow rock, lack of continuous cracks to take gear on the 5.4-.5s-let's just say that rescuing newbies can be a drag. Leaders setting up TRs will find this a fine spot to teach new climbers, but first time leads? Go over to Physical Graffitti or another spot more suited to positive stances from which to place gear and continuous cracks.

One guy's opinion.

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