Playtime Wall

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Playtime Wall
Crag shot play time wall temple bay inlets.jpg
Rock Type Natural Carboniferous Limestone
Climbing Style Sport
Approach Time 20 minutes
Area South Coast
Sub Area Temple Bay Inlets
WGS-84 Location 51.441493, -3.60347
OS Grid Ref. SS 886 726
WGS-84 Parking Location 51.446124, -3.6053771
GR Parking Location SS 885 731
Parking Postcode CF32 0RT
Base Elevation 0 metres (Other)
General Info
Faces Direction South
Aspect Sunny
Wind Sheltered Mostly
Climbing Type Normal
Midge Problem Never
Seepage Quick drying
Before/After Low Tide 4.5 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


The very short tapering wall just right of the scramble up to the fence, suitable for bouldering or beginners. Belays possible with long slings, friends (1.5 - 2) and a few fixed pieces.


Clearly visible from the Dunraven / Southerndown beach carpark. When tides permit walk/ scamper left across the beach. When tides do not permit it's possible to pass over the stile from the lower carpark and walk above the cliff tops to descend sketchily steep grass below Tufa Terrace. Not recommended if you are not familiar with the crag so best to wait until all you risk is wet feet from an ebbing tide.


Playtime Wall
  1. Jim'll Fix It- Vs 5a
    Friend 3.3.69m

  2. Now Then Now Then- Vs 4c
    Rock 7.3.69m

  3. Method Of Exhaustion - Hard Severe 4b
    Short. 3.69m.

  4. Reductio Ad Absurdum- V.Diff
    Nice. 3.69m

  5. Ad Infinitum-Severe
    Thread at top.

First Ascents

  1. R Thomas G. Royle 1986
  2. R.Thomas G.Royle 1987
  3. R Thomas G.Royle 1987
  4. R.Thomas
  5. R Thomas 1993
  6. R Thomas G.Royle
  7. R Thomas (solo) 1986