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The Playground Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This is a sport climbing wall with many moderate lines in the 10-11 range with a 12b and 13a also. These are short lines (average 4-5 bolts), but they have steep and generally sequential techical climbing.

Getting There 

From the visitor center at the South entrance, take the Inner Canyon Trail to the creek bottom. Head up the hill to the NE when you before you get to the power line. The Playground is about 150 yards East of the Juggernaut area.

Climbing Season

For the Castlewood Canyon SP area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Playground

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Playground:
Professor Plum With The Candlestick In The Conservatory   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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No Wimp Situation 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Colorado : Denver South : ... : The Playground
Just a few feet right of Silmarillion is this 3-bolt route up a very thin crack. The first bolt is a bit higher than most first bolts at Castlewood, but it requires only fairly easy climbing to get to. The thin, 1-move crux at the first bolt is followed by 5.10ish climbing to the 2 anchor bolts. The anchors are not visible from the ground, but they're there. Keep in mind that the anchor bolts are not rap/lowering compatible...they're the same hangers as the ones on the route. H...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By ROC
From: Englewood, CO
Oct 15, 2003
One of the best sites in CWC for short challenging sport routes. Very accessable from the trail. Great on sunny fall/winter days. Not too busy usually.

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