Happy Valley Rocks

Climbs 68 – 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
2Hidden Gemnone 4c *
3Doug's Come-uppancenone 6a
4Inglenooknone 5c
5Un-named (Left arête of the slab)none 2a
6Un-named (Centre of the slab)none 2a
7Un-named (Right arête of the slab)none 4c
8Minnownone 4c
9Sushinone 5a
10Stonefishnone 4c
11Moraynone 4b
12Red Snappernone 5b *
13Going Turbotnone 5a
14Kippersnone 3a
15Cleftnone 2b
16Cornucopianone 4c
17Pot-bellynone 4c
18Mistnone 2a
19Festivenone 2b
20Just-Innone 3a
21The Short Sharp Cocknone 2a
22Master of Mucknone 5a
23November Rainnone 3a
24Home to Roostnone 4b
25The Buzzard Yearsnone 4a *
26And Tigger toonone 4b
27Corner Cracknone 4a
28Pooh's Routenone 5c
29Rotpunktnone 5a
30The Deadly Lampshadenone 3a
31Malcolm Mcpherson's a Very Strange Personnone 1a
32Girdle Traversenone 5c
33Foxtrotnone 4b
34Meenynone 2b
35Tangonone 4c
36Pogonone 5c
37Two Stepnone 5c
38Welcome to the Junglenone 6a
39Single Lifenone 6a
40NS (Not Skinnered)none 5c
41The Chimneynone 3a
42Harveysnone 6b
43Thoroughly Kentishnone 5c
44Colour of the Sunnone 6b
45Eckpfeilernone 6a
46Nightrainnone 6b
47Brouillardnone 6a
48Frêneynone 6a
49Sandstone Safarinone 6a *
50Chalybeatenone 5c
51From Behindnone 5b
52Rhody-Onone 5c
53Route Minornone 4c
54Undercut Ribnone 4b
55Grimacenone 2a
56The Race Homenone 1b
57Problem No.6f6A+
58Problem No.9f5
59Problem No. 10f3+
60Problem No. 12f4
61Problem No. 13f6A
62Problem 14f2
63Problem No. 15f3+
64Problem No. 16f6A
65Problem No. 17f4+
66Problem no. 18f5
67Problem No. 11f5
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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