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Description 

A good concentration of boulders and cliffs. This is the main area for bouldering and has problems from V1 to V9 at present. Both sunny and shaded problems exist

Getting There 

Continue south several hundred feet from The Solarium or follw the "Approach 2" direction directly into the area

Climbing Season

For the Santa Fe Area area.

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',4],['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:
Tombstone   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 10'   
Dynamic or Static (D or S)   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For The Playground
Rock Climbing Photo: West face of the Tombstone Rock

Tombstone V3-4 6A+  New Mexico : Santa Fe Area : ... : The Playground
Several variations exist and vary in difficulty from V3 to V5 depending on the starting point.Start standing in the center of the west face off a righthand side pull. Climb straight up past crimps and gain the thin crack with the left hand. Finish straight up - this version is around easy V4 - sit start on the sloping jug and do the same finish makes it about V5.There is also a left version that starts on the left slab edge and traverses right at ground level into the thin crack. Follow the cra...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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