The Playground

Adjacent Areas
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Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill
12 mins

Situated above the Cairn Area and the Sanctuary is a smaller quarry which is invisible from most of the rest of Harpur Hill. The location is more pleasant than much of the rest of the quarry and the aspect means it gets the sun much earlier in the day. The routes are on good quality rock, similar to the Papacy Buttress routes, but they are only short. Guidebook page 130.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Edge Play
The left-most line up a small corner.
 5
2
Play Doh
The wall to the right of the corner.
 6a
3
Helter Skelterer
 6a+
4
Groovy Player
 6a+
5
Movie Player
 6a
6
Hard Player
 6b+
7
I'm Not a Player
The blocky groove and crack.
 4
8
Playground Attraction
The thin face above a block.
 7a+
9
The Hex
Short crack to a lower-off on the edge of the ramp.
 6c+
10
Ripsaw
Climb the blunt arete onto the ramp.
 6c+
11
Terror of the Towers
Very thin wall to the ramp.
 7a
12
Who is Casey?
Wall past breaks.
 6a
13
Leben Tod
The rounded arete.
 6a+
14
Pinball Wizard
A short wall with cracks.
 6b
15
Hamlet, Prince of Players
A wall with some nice cracks.
 6a+
16
William Plays Shakespeare
A thin face.
 6a+
17
Flog the Lune
The arete.
 6a
18
A Comedy of Played Errors
The centre of the pillar.
 6a+
19
Did Romeo Play
The wall and arete right of a crack.
 4
20
With Juliet
Climb the right wall of a corner.
 6a+
21
A Merchant Played in Venice
The final arete.
 4
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    The Seven Deadly Sins
    "The line and description has changed with the recent update but the actual lines..." 05/Sep

    Swain's World
    "Good climbing but rather sparsely bolted for comfort - deserves a flutter symbol..." 25/Jul

    A Trip on the Dark Side
    "The lower wall has very good climbing but moving left and leaving the 2nd bolt g..." 21/Jul

    Riding Shogun
    "Steady to steep pulls through bulge and tricky finale." 14/Jul

    Centreville
    "Goodness knows where this is supposed to go! The route to the immediate right of..." 11/Jul

    Apollo Creed
    "Great moves & rock. Starting up Rocky Variations for two bolts is worthwhile..." 28/Jul

    Mine Anarchy
    "Definitely 6a - tricky!" 28/Jun

    Slowly, Slowly Catch a Monkey
    "Barely worth a star in its current rather dirty state. Unfortunately that's the ..." 20/Jun

    People Will Talk
    "Much harder than 5, and dangerously bolted - the crux is reaching the third bolt..." 14/May

    Expecting
    "Easy, a soft touch at F5?" 01/Oct

    Senile Delinquents
    "Again very spaced gear. Would not like to be onsighting this at my limit." 21/Aug

    Sumo
    "Hard crux on quite sharp holds, bit loose and snappy for any stars." 05/May

    Saweno Gancho
    "Loose rock and contrived line." 25/Apr

    Over the Hill
    "Brilliant route - never hard but sustained." 24/Apr

    Tiny Tots
    "Gary's website gives this route 5. The grade of 6a here is much more like it (an..." 21/Apr

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