Myles Jordan on Surly Temple. Photo: Carl Ryan
|Rock Type||Natural Carboniferous Limestone|
|Approach Time||15 minutes|
|Sub Area||Temple Bay Inlets|
|WGS-84 Location||51.441603, -3.606109|
|OS Grid Ref.||SS 884 726|
|WGS-84 Parking Location||51.446124, -3.6053771|
|GR Parking Location||SS 885 731|
|Parking Postcode||CF32 0RT|
|Base Elevation||0 metres (Other)|
|Seepage||Needs a short dry spell|
|Before/After Low Tide||3.0 hours (See Note)|
|Crags Within 2.0 km.|
Black Zawn, Cave Inlet, Davy Jones' Locker and the Sea Caves, Dirty Harry Walls, Dunraven Cliff, Elephant Wall, Every Persons Wall, First Inlet, Folded Walls, Fools Fantasy Area, Mitzy Wall, Ogmore Popular End, Phaser Wall, Playtime Wall, Right Hand Wall, Second Inlet, Stone Wings Cliff, The Biscuit, The Castle Area, The Long Wall, The Western Crag, Tiger Bay, Tusker Chimney Area, Twinkle Buttress, Witches Cave, Witches Tip
Park at the Dunraven Car Park.
If approaching at dead low tide, head across the beach and over the tip to land at the Sea Walls.
At any other time, follow the road and path (past the castle), and then a right fork (into the woods).
Once at the viewing point (past the right fork), continue for 50 m to a wooden gate on the left. Go through the gate, up the steps, and you will shortly reach the path to the beach (on the left), or, continuing for a little while longer meet a rusty iron kissing gate (directly above the Cave Inlets area). This point can also be reached by following clifftop footpaths over the headland and striking back towards the woods at the opposite cliff edge.
Immediately west of the scramble down at the extreme east end of the Sea Walls are a series of inlets culminating in the large bay.This new area has long forgotten rejeuvanated routes,new sports routes bouldering,bath water solos and more.Only the best of low tides however reveal all.
A smooth rocky inlet up which the advancing tide rises alarmingly. However the most easily approached and escapable of the inlets.If intending to climb on the eastern end it is perhaps easier to approach by walking past the Castle Walled Gardens,down the steps into the bay then right(west) along the beach.
- Long Awaited Fr 6c **
A short (1.69m)step right from the obvious layback crack of Waiting Game.Hard start then eases.Top out.15m.
- Fools rush in no longer-Fr 6c+**
The obvious arête,tricky to start,painful to continue, top out.15m
- Lasting impressions E3 5c
The hanging corner on the right.18m
Right of the hanging corner are:
- Dross Of 86-Fr 6b*
Tricky bulging start to juggy finish.18m
- Life And Soul HVS,5a
- Sixty Eight Plus One Fr 6b
Tricky move to clip belay
- Blow Me,Another One-Fr. 5+
The easiest around here,a few metres left of the "trio".Tricky start then easier to seperate belay.18m
Next to the scramble down is a wall with flowstone and three quality routes sharing a LO
- Matt Of The Iron Gland-Fr 6a*
The easiest start of the three,tricky at mid height.18m
- Wreckers Bay-Fr 6a*
Tricky start delightful above.18m
- Surly Temple-Fr 6a
Trickiest start,easy above.Originally soloed by stepping across onto the wall now geared and climbed from the floor.18m
- R.Thomas G.Royle 1988
- R.Thomas G.Royle 1986
- M.Learoyd R.Thomas S.Robinson D.Meek
- R.Thomas R.Phillips 2010
- R.Thomas E.Jones 2011
- D.Meek S.Robinson 1986
- R.Thomas R.Phillips 2011
- R.Thomas R.Phillips 2010
- R.Thomas G.Ashmore 2010
- R.Thomas 1986