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Harrisons Rocks

East Sussex, ENGLAND

Climbs 381 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 61m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
TOILET AND CAMPSITE IS NOW CLOSED

Popular with groups and becoming well worn on the easier routes. Please use soft soled shoes and clean your feet on a carpet sample before climbing. There are large bolts above most climbs and a 3m length of static rope should be adequate to ensure your belay karabiner hangs over the edge of the crag to avoid damage to the rock from moving ropes. Car park, toilet and an "Honesty box" to pay for upkeep of site at exit of car park. Often crowded on warm weekends. Please help to avoid further damage to the crag. If you witness poor belaying, please advise on the correct method ;-) Ropes running over the edge of the rock will destroy the crag. So will dogging routes that are too hard for you and climbing with dirty feet.

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Guidebooks
Southern sandstone bouldering (2012), Southern Sandstone (2008),
Out of print: Southern Sandstone (1989)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 **NORTH BOULDER**  
2Groovy Graemef5+ 133
3letterboxf5 95
4Sunset Wallf5+ 76
5Layaway Curef6A 51
6torque wrenchf6B 6a+ **71
7Finger Flowf7A 6c 8
8original routeV2 5b 37
9West Face Routef5+ 5c **81
10Strong Strugglef6C+ 6b 6
11Papillionf6C 6a **21
12Revef6B 11
13back breakerf6C 6a **11
14Full on Flingf6A+ 6a 5
15The SheriffV5 6b ***44
16Silver Starf6A 6a 34
17Triggerf5 5b **87
18Ok Corralnone 3a *114
19Ragtimef6A 5c 39
20Ziggyf6A 6a 15
21Red Riverf6A+ 6a 18
22Pianof6A 6a 6
23Alligator snatchf6B 6b 25
24south island surpriseV0 4
25Serendipitynone 5c *4
26Demons of Deathnone 6a 9
27Special Invitationnone 6b  
28The Violent Spratnone 6b  
29North boulder girdle traversef6B+ 6b **3
 **START OF MAIN CRAG**  
31The Rampnone 2b 34
32DJ face the musicV2 5b 6
33Central Routenone 3a 31
34Usurernone 3a 12
35Trees are greenV0+ 4a 7
36Photinianone 6a 1
37Teddy Bear's Picnicnone 6a 1
38New Hatnone 6a 1
39Central Groovenone 5b *10
40Dynamonone 5c *5
41Usurpernone 5b *12
 **KUKRI WALL AREA**  
43Penknifenone 5a 2
44Breadknife Buttressnone 4b 9
45Kukri Wallnone 3b 25
46Kukri Wall Directnone 4c 10
 **SINGLET AREA**  
48Laraletmenone 5b 2
49Ringletnone 5b 45
50Twigletnone 6b 7
51Eyeletnone 4b *132
52Singletnone 5b 15
53Davenone 3a 57
54Deep Thoughtnone 6a 7
55Donnone 2a 69
56Toadnone 5c 15
57Elasticnone 5c 14
58Tight Chimneynone 3a 50
59Tight Chimney Slabnone 4b 28
60Gilbert's Gamblenone 4b 46
61Ejectornone 4a *111
62Sand Pipernone 6a 14
63Shyttenone 6b 1
64Trip of the psychedelic tortoisenone 6a 6
65Carreranone 5b *78
66Open Chimneynone 2b *137
67Cottonsocks Traversenone 4b *75
68Root Route 3none 5b 66
69Root Route 2.75none 4c 8
70Root Route 2.5none 5b 51
71Root Route 2none 6a 42
72Root Route 1 1/2none 5a 70
73Root Route 1none 4a 99
74Blackeye Wallnone 5c 18
75Slanting Cracknone 5c *15
76Counterfeitnone 5c *32
77Right-hand Cracknone 4a *47
 **SLIDING CORNER AREA**  
79Smear Campaignnone 5c 3
80Corridor of Uncertaintynone 6b  
81Sticky Wicketnone 5c 2
82rotten stump wallnone 5c 13
83rotten stump aretenone 6a 4
84Sliding Cornernone 5b *37
85Awkward Cracknone 6a 2
86Easy Chimneynone 1b 13
87Fingernail Cracknone 1b 54
88Dinosaurusnone 5c 4
89Smiliodonnone 5c 5
90Tomcat / Simon's Wallnone 5c 25
91Panther's Wallnone 6a *13
92snoutnone 5b 37
93Snout Cracknone 3b *73
94Mantelpiecenone 5c 4
95Beech Cornernone 3a 10
 **HANGOVER AREA**  
97Blue Peternone 5c *35
98Blue Murdernone 6b *10
99Slab (a.k.a. Diabollickal Crack)none 5a 155
100Slab Directnone 5b **231
101Slab Cracknone 5b *35
102Lager Frenzynone 6c *3
103Lager Shandynone 6b *2
104Celestial's Reachnone 6a *3
105Hangover IInone 6a 14
106Hangover IIInone 6a ***78
107Luncheon Shelfnone 5c *29
108Long Laybacknone 5a ***443
109The Flakesnone 6a ***95
110Flakes Directnone 6a *19
111Coronation Cracknone 6a **31
112Supernaturalnone 6b 1
113Vampire's Ledgenone 5c **4
114The Limpetnone 6b **7
 **BOW WINDOW AREA**  
116Dark Chimneynone 2a ***237
117Dark Chimney Buttressnone 5a *89
118Nut Treenone 6b *10
119Icarusnone 6a 5
120Spout Buttressnone 5c 66
121Spout Crossingnone 5b *114
122Windowside Spoutnone 3b *137
123Casement Wallnone 5b *76
124Pelmetnone 5b *197
125Bow Windownone 4a **414
126Bow Window Directnone 5c *33
127Finger Stainnone 5c *68
128Sashcord Cracknone 4a *305
129Big cracknone 4a *55
130Neighboursnone 6b 3
131Way Downnone 1a 41
 ARCHER'S WALL AREA  
133Quarterdomenone 5b ***37
134yosemite big wall climbnone 5b *17
135Giant's Staircasenone 2a 108
136Lost Arrow Wallnone 4b *29
137Arrow Cracknone 2a 74
138Gardener's Question Timenone 6a 10
139Longbow Chimneynone 2a 37
140Gristnone 6a 2
141Quivernone 5c *58
142That Man's an Animalnone 6b 1
143Toxophilitenone 5c *37
144Little Sagittariusnone 5c *41
145Sagittariusnone 5a **92
146Archers Wall Directnone 5c *20
147Archer's Wallnone 5c *31
148Stupid Effortnone 5b *70
149Long Cracknone 4b **135
150Riverdancenone 6a  
151What Crisis?none 6c **6
152Slim Finger Cracknone 5c ***109
153Vulture Cracknone 5c *23
154Missing Linknone 6a **3
155The Stingnone 6a 5
156Marcus's Aretenone 6a 1
 **GIANT'S EAR AREA**  
158Horizontal Birchnone 3a 14
159Jumping Jack Flashnone 6b  
160Downfallnone 4b 5
161Pig tail slabnone 2a *6
162Left Edgenone 2b *56
163Original Routenone 2a 57
164Big Toe Wallnone 3b 23
165Greasy Cracknone 4a 53
166Directorsnone 5c 3
167Giant's Earnone 5a *53
168Junend Aretenone 3c 11
169Happy Daysnone 3b 13
170Snake's Crawlnone 1a 8
171Little Cavenone 2a 7
172Signalbox Aretenone 5b *15
173Mountain Railwaynone 4b 5
174Saint's Wallnone 5c 5
175A Killling Jokef7A 6c 3
176Left Circlenone 6a 15
177Right Circlenone 4a **155
178good fridaynone 5c 30
179Small Chimneynone 2b 123
180small wallnone 5b 46
181Reserved /Goats Head Soupnone 5b 10
182Goats Do Roamnone 6a ***10
183St. Gotthardnone 4b **35
184Monchf3+ 3c 2
185Hard furkaf4+ 4c 2
186Grimy Grimself4+ 5a 3
187Eigahhhhhhf5+ 5b 5
188Yound Frauf6A 5c **3
189Hachoo Hornf5 5b 2
190Verbierf3 3b 3
191Simplon Routenone 4a *15
192The Sandpipenone 4b *12
193The Sewernone 4c *12
194Monkey's Necklacenone 5b ***9
195Powder Monkeynone 6b *1
 Climb nameGradex
196Orangutangnone 5c **25
197Oliver Jamesnone 6b **1
198Monkey's Bownone 6a * 
199Moonlight Aretenone 4c ***225
200Starlightnone 4c **155
201Matt's Fingertipnone 5a 1
202Tempestivitynone 6c * 
203Araldite Wallnone 5c  
 **WELLINGTON'S BLOCK AREA**  
205Forester's Wall Directnone 6a *8
206Indian Summernone 6a *4
207Forester's Wallnone 5b **84
208Bonanzanone 5c *38
209Sossblitznone 6a ***45
210The Republicnone 6b **14
211The Niblicknone 5b ***353
212Niblick Direct Startnone 5c ***15
213Pincenibnone 6a *14
214Pinch Aretenone 5b ***25
215Wellington's chimneynone 3c 17
216Wellington's Nosenone 3b **82
217Lady Janenone 5c 3
218Sabre Cracknone 4b 20
219Kicksnone 6b 1
220Wellington Bootnone 6b 1
221Belts and Bracesnone 5b *44
222Jetsamnone 3b **18
223Flotsamnone 2b *14
 **SQUAT TOWER AREA**  
225Wildcat Wallnone 5c 28
226Woodside Blossomnone 6a 11
227Deadwood Cacknone 4c *244
228Toeing the Linenone 4a *55
229Tame Variantnone 2b 158
230Tame Diedrenone 2a *48
231Stagnone 5c 18
232The Vicenone 4c **272
233Toevicenone 6a *44
234Handvicenone 6a 21
235Victorianone 5c 6
236The Clampnone 5c 2
237Rhapsody Inside a Satsumanone 5b 3
238Corridor Routenone 4a 13
239Birch Nosenone 5b 17
 **REACH FOR THE SKY**  
241Fat and Middle-agednone 6a  
242Knight's Gambitnone 5b 2
243Knight's Movenone 5c 2
244Skin Jobnone 6b *2
245Reach for the Skynone 6a  
 **SQUARE BOULDER**  
247Square Boulder Aretef6A 5c *2
248The Stomach TraverseVB 4b **2
249Square Boulder Layawaysf6A+ 5c 2
 **SET SQUARE ARETE AREA**  
251Set Square Aretenone 5b *65
252Sandbagnone 5c  
253Sunshine Cracknone 4c **152
254The Knamnone 6a *11
255The Manknone 6a *24
256Dr. Peppernone 6b **1
257Piecemeal Wallnone 5c **39
258Karen's Kondomnone 6b 8
259The Chimneynone 2b **84
260Chimney and Traversenone 3a 6
261Ericnone 6a 8
262Reverse Traversenone 5c 33
263Two-Toed Slothnone 5a *198
264Tab Chimneynone 2a 8
265Soft Rock-ernone 5c 4
266Arustunone 5c  
267Agent Orangenone 5a  
 **ISOLATED BUTTRESS**  
269North-West Cornernone 5c **92
270Wooly Bearnone 6c **32
271West Wallnone 5c ***126
272South-West Cornernone 6a **38
273Apple Crumblenone 5b **11
274Isolated Buttress Climbnone 4c ***348
275Isolated Buttress Climb Direct Startnone 5b 57
276Edward's Wallnone 5c 52
277Edwards's Effortnone 6a *74
278Diversionnone 5c *109
279Birchden Wallnone 5b ***263
280Halibut Gibletsnone 5c *10
281Birchden Cornernone 5c ***197
282Crowborough Cornernone 5c **148
283Mr Spacemannone 6a **19
284Wailing Wallnone 5c **170
285Wailing Eliminatenone 6b 5
286Boysen's Aretenone 6a *68
287Boulder Bridge Routenone 2b ***37
288High Traversenone 5c ** 
289Girdle Traversenone 5a *6
290Powder Fingernone 6b 2
291Green Fingersnone 5c *16
292Krypton Factornone 6b  
293Bloody Fingersnone 6a 1
294Bloody Staircasenone 6b  
295Plumb Linenone 5c 1
 **JAGGER AREA**  
297Jaggernone 5b 9
298Ear-ringnone 5c 1
299Big Cave Route 2none 2a *20
300Big Cave Route 1none 2b **47
301Smith's Traversenone 2a **21
302Baldrick's Boulderdashnone 5b 10
 **SPIDER WALL AREA**  
304Forget- Me -Notnone 6a 32
305Second Chancenone 6a *19
306Last Chancenone 5c *32
307Spider Wallnone 5b **161
308Cave Wallnone 5c *53
309Crack and Cavenone 4a **215
310Grant's Wallnone 6a 7
311Tiptoe Through the Lichennone 6b  
312Grant's Groovenone 6a *23
313Grant's Cracknone 5a **140
314Thingynone 4b *11
315Thingamywobsnone 5b 21
316Whatsanamenone 5b 6
 **GARDEN SLAB AREA**  
318Purple Nastynone 6b  
319Little Cousinnone 5a 1
320Rum and Ribenanone 4b 3
321Rum and CokeM 1
322Bovver Bootnone 5c 1
323Cunning Stuntsnone 5b 2
324Cabbage Patch Bluesnone 5c 1
325Back Passagenone 3a 5
326Tiptoe Thru the Tulipsnone 5b 1
327Biceps Buttressnone 5c 6
328Finger Poppernone 6b  
329Crucifixnone 5c *3
330Scout Chimney Leftnone 2a 8
331L.H.T.none 5c 1
332Scout Chimney Rightnone 1a 11
333Garden Slab Leftnone 5a *13
334Garden Slab Rightnone 5a *5
335Muscle Cracknone 6a *6
336Hector's Housenone 6b  
337Cornernone 6a 1
338Magic Wallnone 6b  
339Philippanone 6a ***23
340Shodannone 5c *41
 **THE BEACH END**  
342Half-Crown Cornernone 5b *67
343Wander at Leisurenone 5a *102
344Birch Tree Cracknone 4a *142
345Birch Tree Variationsnone 6a 23
346Birch Tree Wallnone 4c 123
347Tree Rootnone 1a 17
348Stalactitef6A 5c *6
349Skid Marxf6B+ 6a *2
350The Scoopnone 5c *118
351Scoop Aretenone 6a *9
352Easy Cleft Leftnone 2a 57
353Wooly Jumperf6C 6b 3
354Pull Overnone 5c 57
355Easy Cleft Rightnone 3a *120
356Senarranone 5a *236
357Hell Wallnone 5a **374
358Charon's Chimneynone 3a *94
359Baskervillenone 6a *53
360Far Leftnone 5c **211
361My Dear Watsonnone 5c 37
362Elementarynone 5c **232
363Dennis the menacenone 6c 4
364Desperate Dannone 6a **56
365Unclimbed Wall Direct Finishnone 6a *27
366Unclimbed Wallnone 5b ***433
367Wizzards Progressnone 5c 14
368Unclimbed Wall Direct Start/Finish (Wizzard's Shuffle)none 6a *74
369Unclimbed Wall - Direct Startnone 5c ***77
370jingo wobblynone 6b 18
371Right Unclimbednone 6a *84
372Isometric Chimneynone 1a 35
373Sunraynone 5a 25
374Eliminatenone 6a 5
375Solsticenone 5c **65
376Bulging Wall/Zig Nosenone 5c *184
377Zig-Zag Variationsnone 5b 26
378Zig-Zag Wallnone 5a ***359
379Todd's Traverse (Boundary Wall Traverse)none 5a *5
380Riftnone 5c *95
381Smartnone 5c 9
382Witches Broomsticknone 5c 29
383Maxnone 6a 5
384Neutralnone 6a 3
385Stubblenone 6b 1
386Meat Cleavernone 6a *2
 LOCATION UNCLEAR...  
388Wanderfallf3+ 4b **4
389Don Juanderf4+ 5b *1
390Right hand sit start *f7A *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Access notes
No leading - the rock is far too soft and will be irrepairably damaged when you fall off. Soloing or toproping only. Take a second rope to extend belays at the top to avoid damage to the rock and your rope.

Take the road S from Groombridge, past the old station on the left. Take the R fork; 200m further turn R again down a narrow lane signposted "Birchden Wood and Harrisons Rocks". From the car park, various footpaths lead in a southerly direction to the crag - about 10 minutes walk. Camping available on the Julie Tullis Memorial campsite adjacent to the car park, currently £2 per person per night.
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Quality weekend on Sandstone again. Stayed at a new campsite-Green Hedges Farm, campfire weekends website. Absolutely made the weekend, the owner David is a legend and will have the fire started for you on your return from climbing each day so you can relax and cook some food :-)
finter22 - 07/Aug/12

Lovely place and great climbing. Was a shame to have come back to the campsite to find our tent smashed to pieces and our belongings rifled through. Had to cut a 3 day trip down to just that day. Will definately climb there again, but will certainly not be camping.
Tumblefluff - 30/Jun/12

If camping wacht out for squirrels, they will break into your tent to get food. top tip don't leave food laying around.
jay923 - 02/Jul/08

Harrisons RULES, the camping,people, climbing and senery is perfect.Begginers or experts all who go fall in love with the place. And it would'nt be the same without Frank and his guitar
zac skinz - 05/Jul/06

Harrisons is a great crag, lots of fun and easy to get too.. but don't get so hung up on it that you forget the other sandstone sites in the area that are less crowded and also great fun. Great spot for early summer impromptu climbing, go during the week if you can.
Rob - 08/Jun/06

Would one of you good climbers tell me if the camp-site is open year round? Was planning to drive over from Devon this Friday for a scamper but do not want to turn up and get turfed off! Cheers - Steve
Steve - 15/Mar/06

I like Franks guitar playing, it wouldnt be the same without a night round the campfire entertained by him. The campsite is excellent value, good climbing if you start very early during summer weekends.
Big Steve - 22/Dec/05

Careful where you pitch your tent. We pitched ours near a teepee and had to endure a loud performance for hours on end by someone called Frank. Apparently he couldn't hear our cries of disapproval, and it went until after 1am. My advice is, if you hear someone tune their guitar near your tent, tell them to be quiet immediately before you lose your sanity. Or bring ear plugs. Would otherwise have been a very nice campsite.
alex - 29/Mar/05

no chalk please it does look ugly, and you can climb the flakes without chalk.I did it and im not one of these crack climber.
brixton climber - 08/Mar/05

i learn it all from there, my first climb every year since 1990 is at harrisson rock on new years day. i cant undestand why they go to fontainebleau, when they have south sandstone at home.When you climb at harrisson you can climb anywhere. i just love it.
brixton climber - 08/Mar/05

harrisons rules! climbs are excellent and wheather as wonderful.. All in all a great day out to a beautiful place. Highly recomend it for beginners to intermediates who enjoy a shorter pitch or bouldering.
David Adams - 04/Oct/02

Re Tony Harris\' comment about the Campground. Sandstone Climbing Club (now in its 51st year) set up a sixteen-pitch climbers campground as a memorial to Juli Tullis, formerly a club member, who died on K2 in August 1986 after reaching the summit with Kurt Diemburger. The campground is wardened by Chris Tullis (phone 01892 863659), Julies\' son. The site is adjacent to the car park at Harrisons Rocks, where there are toilet faclities (no showers). The fee is 2 per person per night paid by the \'Honesty System\' (see the campground noticeboard). Booking is not normally necessary. Turn up, pitch and pay up! The single pitches are in secluded clearings among birch and fern undergrowth. Please use the site carefully and respectfully, to enable us to maintain the facility. Enjoy yourselves!
Doug Stone - 21/Jul/02

There is no mention of the Julie Tullis Camp facility in the information provided
TONY HARRIS - 18/Jul/02