Bowles Rocks East Sussex, ENGLAND
Climbs 260 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 109m a.s.l – Faces S
Routes up to 10m, either for soloing or toproping. Better routes include Fandango (5c), Digitalis (6a) and The Thing (6b). Owned by Bowles Outdoor Pursuits Centre - there is a small charge of £4 for adults before 5pm, £3 after 5pm and £2 for children. All funds go to upkeep of the rocks, toilet facilities on site as well as providing outdoor activities for disadvantaged young people. It is a one minute walk from the car park to the crag.
A carpet sample or mat is essential for cleaning your feet before you climb - this significantly reduces wear on the crag.
Bowles is keen to do more for climbers and any feedback is welcome - email firstname.lastname@example.org
From the A26 between Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough. The turnoff is about 1km (0.6mi) after Eridge station on the left if going twds Crowborough.
No leading. Extend toprope belays to avoid damage to rock.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.
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Southern sandstone bouldering (2012), Southern Sandstone (2008),
Out of print: Southern Sandstone (1989)
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What about the direct slab next to "manita". "white verdict" I think it's called, 6b.... I can't see it on your list!
rotax123 - 01/Aug/12
SandC: therer isn't an easy way of doing this, as far as I can see, unless ther problems are given names. I'll dig into it a bit more and see if I can sort something out. Rob (Crag Moderator).
Rob Naylor - 17/Mar/12
any way of getting the boulder problems added to the lists for my logbook? They dont really have names which is the problem.
SandC - 17/Mar/12
On my last visit I was sad to see a group of three climbers savagely brushing Sandman (6a) THIS ENLARGES THE HOLDS and irreversibly damages the rock! Please respect the rock by cleaning it sparingly and as gently as possible.
Please read the ten commandments of sandstone (on the BMC site) to protect this fragile rock
mr random - 26/Aug/07
easier to get to than Harrisons but not as varied.
Ben - 05/Oct/04
Ignore johny, he clearly has a damaged intelligence.
mike - 17/Jul/04
Seen so many northern and indoor wusses come down and fail. Ha, ha, ha. The rock requires a very special technique you only acquire on sandstone, hard or soft. This stuff is as soft as it gets and it eats twats for breakfast
JoHNY - 09/Feb/04
Become very eroded this year, a lot of hold breakages.
Be careful! And don't climb on it when wet...
Sandman - 26/Dec/03