The Playground

Adjacent Areas
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Sport
Early morning sun
12 mins
Uphill

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.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Edge Play
The left-most line up a small corner.
 5a
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.
 4a
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.
 4a
20
With Juliet
Climb the right wall of a corner.
 6a+
21
A Merchant Played in Venice
The final arete.
 4a