Happy Valley Rocks

Climbs 75 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 120m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Very small, both in size and height (up to 5m), but only 10 minutes walk from Bulls Hollow - so it can be an alternative. Rock can be variable in quality - mostly soft and sandy (like the other crags, really).

Access notes
NO LEADING - soloing or toproping only, and if the latter then extend the belay over the crag edge - it saves your rope and the rock.

The crag lies immediately W of St Pauls Church on Rusthall Common, 1km W of Tunbrige Wells. From the A264 Tun.Wells-E Grinstead rd follow the white finger-post directing twds the footpath for Happy Valley.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
Southern sandstone bouldering (2012), Southern Sandstone (2008)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Beacon Wallnone 4c 14
2Hidden Gemnone 4c *15
3Doug's Come-uppancenone 6a 1
4Inglenooknone 5c 5
5Un-named (Left arÍte of the slab)none 2a 14
6Un-named (Centre of the slab)none 2a 31
7Un-named (Right arÍte of the slab)none 4c 8
8Problem No.6f6A+ 4
9Minnownone 4c 25
10Sushinone 5a 12
11Stonefishnone 4c 47
12Moraynone 4b 52
13Red Snappernone 5b *48
14Going Turbotnone 5a 39
15Kippersnone 3a 27
16Cleftnone 2b 39
17Cornucopianone 4c 18
18Pot-bellynone 4c 26
19Mistnone 2a 30
20Festivenone 2b 26
21Just-Innone 3a 10
22The Short Sharp Cocknone 2a 47
23Master of Mucknone 5a 34
24November Rainnone 3a 20
25Home to Roostnone 4b 20
26The Buzzard Yearsnone 4a *50
27And Tigger toonone 4b 29
28Corner Cracknone 4a 43
29Pooh's Routenone 5c 7
30Rotpunktnone 5a 35
31The Deadly Lampshadenone 3a 48
32Malcolm Mcpherson's a Very Strange Personnone 1a 43
33Girdle Traversenone 5c 1
34Foxtrotnone 4b 1
35Meenynone 2b  
36Tangonone 4c  
37Pogonone 5c  
38Two Stepnone 5c  
39Welcome to the Junglenone 6a  
40Single Lifenone 6a  
41NS (Not Skinnered)none 5c 1
42The Chimneynone 3a 11
43Harveysnone 6b  
44Thoroughly Kentishnone 5c  
45Colour of the Sunnone 6b  
46Eckpfeilernone 6a 1
47Nightrainnone 6b  
48Brouillardnone 6a 3
49FrÍneynone 6a 2
50Sandstone Safarinone 6a *2
51Chalybeatenone 5c 3
52From Behindnone 5b 2
53Rhody-Onone 5c  
54Route Minornone 4c 9
55Undercut Ribnone 4b 14
56Grimacenone 2a 2
57The Race Homenone 1b 8
58Problem No.9f5 4
59Problem No. 10f3+ 4
60Problem No. 12f4 4
61Problem No. 13f6A 1
62Problem 14f2 3
63Problem No. 15f3+ 3
64Problem No. 16f6A 3
65Problem No. 17f4+ 4
66Problem no. 18f5 2
67Problem No. 11f5 1
68Genesis (problem 4)f7C **1
69UnderverseV2 5c **1
70Warm Upf6A+ 1
71The Groovef6B 1
72Zacchaeusf6B+ 1
73Pentecostf6C 1
74The Road to Salvationf6C+ 1
75The Facef6B+ 1
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Very nice quiet spot for low-mid grade bouldering on a sunny day. Red Snapper at Font 6a is definitely worth a go.
James Gomez - 22/Aug/11
Watch out for the wasp nest on the the right side of routes 1-3
Big Lee - 01/Aug/10
Had a great time there. Wish the top of the pinacle had a bolt on top. Its abit of a high ball solo.
Andrew Lewis - 15/Aug/08
A QUIETER VENUE WITH EASIER BOULDERING PROBLEMS NOW BENEFITS FROM CUT BACK SCRUB SOME STEEPER LANDINGS TAKE A PAD & A MATE TO STOP YOU ROLLING DOWN THE HILL?.
chunk - 04/Oct/05
great fow low grade bouldering
ian h - 02/Dec/03