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The Playground Area

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The Playground Area Rock Climbing 

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The Area 

This is the area that is south and downhill from the Painted Boulders and Uncertainty Principle Area. In this area the Sickle Crack Boulder is found.

Getting There 

Approach as for the Uncertainty Principle Area, and look left enjoying a view of the ocean.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Playground Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Playground Area:
Control tower arete   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     TR, 22'   
Control Tower   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     TR, 22'   
American Gypsy   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     TR, 25'   
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American Gypsy 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  California : San Diego County : ... : The Playground Area
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By ron amick
From: poway, ca
Oct 1, 2011
The sickle crack really isnt in the playground, its on a boulder off by itself, downhill from american gypsy. The playground is all of the boulders on the flat ground around painted boulder, and on the downslope to the south. It is bounded by the vomitorium on the east, ricks ramp to the south, the road to the north and painted boulder to the west. If Fallen gypsy and sickle crack feel left out they can be in the playground too.

A new trail network on the south slope of the playground has opened up much new route potential.