Playground Topropes

There are so many different climbing areas around White Rock, we think we may just spend the winter exploring them. Today we discover The Playground, an almost beach-like sandy bench under a cliff with a lot of crack climbing, much of it top-ropeable. There is one other party basking in the warmth today, and we trade routes with them.

Ann Lunching

Our routes:

Upper Left Roof 5.9
Great variety on this route – stemming, polished fingerlocks, thin face, and a final strenuous sidepull to the anchor.
Beginner’s Hand Jam 5.9
Beautiful jams at the bottom, with an exciting steep finish.
Fingertip Layback 5.10d
I surprise myself by cranking through the big, thin moves at the bottom. Fun! Then I fall off a little roof midway, and have to detour to the right, still too pumped to finish without more falls.

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