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Aisle of Sky S 
Baby Steps S 
Baby's Bottom T 
Birthday Boy S 
Block Party T 
Father's Day S 
Hopscotch S 
Juice S 
Jungle Gym T 
Leapfrog T 
Lunch Money T 
Playground Bully T,S 
Romper Room S 
Tea Party S 
Unknown Route S 
Zap Crack T 
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Birthday Boy 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Tom Bath on Oct 26, 2009

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Probably the best route in the area. Head up the slab to the roof, move right into a corner at the base of the basalt flake. Climb past the flake and up the arete to the anchors.


On a slab uphill and 100 ft left Baby Steps.


8 bolts

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By Denno
From: Leavenworth, WA
Aug 8, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Some moves are more technical and holds smaller than what I would consider 5.7, the rating the book suggests. Beginner climbers may have problems with this, but still a fun climb for the area. Also, the anchor does not have chains so you cannot rap back down after climbing the upper faces of Playground... bummer!
By max huecksteadt
From: Hanoi Vietnam
Sep 1, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Contrary to the other comment, this route is an easy 5.7 and has giant rap bolts on top, which is a short jaunt from the upper tier of climbs. I recommend belaying your second up and walking off though, as the rope drag for cleaning or even pulling after rapping is severe, that is, not worth the short climb.