/ Harpur Hill
Almost certainly, since, as far as I am aware, the access situation there hasn't changed for at least the last 26 years!
If I remember rightly, most past issues, were based around parking, people got clamped. Not sure if anyone's ever been stopped whilst climbing there.
The information on the RAD is pretty much identical to the wording in all previous guidebooks. As with numerous other crags in a similar position, by all means climb there but if asked to leave then you should do so expediently and without complaining or making any fuss.
I aren't sayin' a word.
Imagine Horseshoe without a Main Wall.
Worse imho...and looser. It's had a few rock falls recently. Be careful as always.
the main issue is where you park it seems, and the access situation is totally different to horseshoe quarry which is mostly owned by the BMC.
Harpur hill climbing i'd say is worth a trip or 2 maybe if you liked horseshoe and are local, personally not climbed much but between the choss there are a few well worth climbs around Coral Seas, including a couple of good trad lines so don't leave the trad gear behind.
Harpur Hill is prone to freezing winds even in the middle of summer and will more than likely be caked in snow if you were thinking of climbing tomorrow.
I drive from London to Harpur Hill quite a lot. We like it, however, parking appears to be the issue right now. Not sure what to do about arking next time we go .....
parking: Do as I did last time i went and find a quite side street in the village where your not going to annoy anyone e.g. not blocking drive ways (and its legal) and its still only a 10 minute walk in and no parking tickets or wheel clappers!
glad you enjoy it, and hope you continue to do so.
I believe people have occasionally been asked to leave, but that has more to do with people swimming in the pools and the risk of acid burns as a result.
> I believe people have occasionally been asked to leave, but that has more to do with people swimming in the pools and the risk of acid burns as a result.
Alkali burns? (Sorry)
> I drive from London to Harpur Hill quite a lot. We like it, however, parking appears to be the issue right now. Not sure what to do about arking next time we go .....
You must REALLY like climbing! ;-)
Thanks for the advice - we'll do that next time.
Fair comment ! :)
You want to see some of the other places we like...Ever been to Tintern Quarry ? We love it even though it's a bit loose......!
Good effort ! Especially in this weather !
As for access, Ive always parked at the Cafe and never had any bother with anyone asking me to leave, the old warden from the depot does wander up and say hello sometimes, but never been asked to move on!
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