Climbs 73
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 120m a.s.l
Faces NE

brixton climber in south sandstone. bulls hollow rocks © brixton climber

Crag features

Up to 8m in height, soft under foot in places at the base and some fragile holds. Secluded and shaded, and hence slower to come into condition, but a change from the bigger places if you're in the area.

The Sandstone Volunteers Group cleared the crag in 2003 and it is now much more open.

Many climbs have bolts above but you will need a second static rope to ensure your belay karabiner extends over the edge of the crag to avoid damage from moving ropes. A carpet sample is crucial to clean your feet before climbing & thereby avoid further damage to the rock.

Approach 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.

From Tunbridge Wells take the A264 towards E. Grinstead along the N side of Tun Wells common. 300m after the Spa Hotel turn R into Rusthall Road and after 150m, R again into Harmony Street (signpost Toad Rock). The road bends right and then left at a junction with Rusthall Park. The crag is in the wood gained by following the track heading south east from this junction for 100m.

Parking available on the road by Toad Rock further down Harmony Street. Please do not park in Rusthall Park.

There are various wasps nests this season, be warned!
alan1234 - 06/Jul/11
lovely day on the 14th april.The start are alwayse slimy, that make the place so untertaining. i love it.
brixton climber - 15/May/07
Short way from tunbridge wells station, good for perfecting sandstone technique, although a bit slimy early in the season/ easy to help beginnners.
SLewis - 20/Apr/06
May 2005 - Coming nicely into condition. Many repeats of routes not climbed for years!
Graham Ad - 12/May/05
The crag has been cleaned and is now very climbable.. More traffic is needed to remove the last of the slime Volunteers?
A>croft - 10/Jun/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
none 5a *2
2Broken Cracknone 3a 3
3The Chasmnone 3b 2
4Tree Climbnone 2a 3
5Sandcastlenone 5c  
6Yew Wallnone 5c * 
none 5c *1
8Yellowstone Wall
none 3b 6
9yellowstone cracknone 4b 5
10The Scoop
none 6a *3
11Possibility Wallnone 4b **33
none 5b *6
13The Tarnished Victorynone 5c *2
14Trident leftnone 1b 8
15Trident Chimneynone 2b 7
16Apisnone 4b 14
17Coal Cellarnone 2a 16
18Solonone 4b 20
none 4a 10
20Conway's Variation
none 3b *21
21Conway's Buttress
none 3b *30
22Newman's ArÍtenone 4c **2
23Conway's Cracknone 4b **69
24Bramble Cornernone 4c ***53
25Knottnone 5c **24
26The Shieldnone 6a ***4
27The Wallnone 5c ***26
28Centurion's Groovenone 4c **64
29Pseudonymnone 5c **12
30Broken Nosenone 5b **23
31Slab Chimney
none 3a 9
32Slab Variantnone 4c ***57
33Time Waits for No One
none 6b * 
34Full Moonnone 5a *12
35Triangle Climbnone 2a 9
36Triangle Aretenone 5b 5
37Handle with Carenone 6a  
38Crossplynone 5b *7
39Gangway Wallnone 3c **25
40Square cut
none 5c *1
41Overhanging crack
none 4c 5
42Birch Tree Wallnone 3b 3
43Birch Tree Buttressnone 2a 5
44Toad Wallnone 2b 5
45Girdle Traverse
none 6a * 

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