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The Playground

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Balance Beam S 
Capture the Flag S 
Crack the Whip S 
Jungle Gym S 
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Octopus Tag T 
Red Rover S 
Slide S 
Steal the Bacon S 
Teeter Totter S 
Tire Swing S 

The Playground  

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The Playground is in the Sore Heel Hollow area of the PMRC. The rock is in two segments that meet in a corner. To the left of the corner the rock is overhung and pocketed. To the right of the corner the rock is more slabby. The corner itself is a trad route called Octopus Tag. All the climbs at The Playground are good, forty to sixty feet high, and primarily sport routes with two trad routes.

Getting There 

Park in the Sore Heel Hollow parking lot. Follow the road opposite the parking lot north, switching back until you're above the parking lot kiosk. Take the road towards the east, past trails on the left to Volunteer Wall and Left Field until you reach the marked trail leading to The Playground.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Playground:
Octopus Tag   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Slide   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Monkey Bars   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Jungle Gym   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Balance Beam   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Crack the Whip   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Balance Beam 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Playground
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