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Dress Rehearsal 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Jan Hargett, November 1989
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Submitted By: Kevin Currigan on Feb 6, 2005
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Jason P starting up Dress Rehearsal


There is a good photo of this route in Vogel's guide. It goes up some slippery slab to the small arete you can see from the bottom. Then it goes left up to the belay. There are some bolts and chains below where we made a gear anchor-we chose to walk off though.


Some 2' runners are useful as the route turns upward to the right about 50' up.

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By Kevin Currigan
From: Lakewood
Feb 26, 2005

P.S. Climb the arete moving right then slightly left and up to the belay...

By C Miller
Feb 28, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Incorrectly listed in guidebooks as Practice Rehearsal.

By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 19, 2007

Fun climb and typical of the routes on this wall: low angle start with intermittent pro, a middle section of viable crack climbing, then easy top-out. This one's all about the crux middle section.

By Colin Parker
From: Idyllwild, CA
May 27, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

This route is also fun and varied, and pretty long for Playhouse. The exposed part on the arete is solid!

By Chris D
From: the couch
Mar 22, 2010

Fun start like many of the other routes on this wall, but the real treat is the unexpectedly airy crux moves up the crack to the arete at the top of the climb.

Throw a runner over the horn on top of the arete.

By Canon
Nov 22, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b