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Climbs 72
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 72m a.s.l

Roland OLeary on Southern Softie (f7A) at High Rocks Annexe © Daimon Beail

Crag features

Sandstone outcrop near Tunbridge Wells. Care must be taken to ensure moving ropes do not come into contact with the soft rock.
Opposite the main venue of High Rocks is a hidden area just off the road leading back to Royal Tunbridge Wells. The Rock remains green for a majority of the winter time but in summer when hopefully it's much dryer, it's a favourite with Highballers and Boulderers.

Approach notes

Permission is needed from the owner who's bungalow can be found behind the out crop (this is the bungalow at the right-angle bend on Tea Garden Lane).

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Guidebooks

Southern Sandstone Climbs

The Southern Sandstone Rockfax covers the climbing situated in the Southeast of England on the borders of Kent and East Sussex.The book covers the climbing and bouldering in the usual Rockfax style - big full-colour photo-topos, detailed maps and full text descriptions - all lavishly supported by some great action photography.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Bluebell
2 Bluebell none 5a  
  Left Walls
4 Yew Tree Wall f3 10
5 Yew Tree Crack f3+ * 2
6 It's Only Natural f6A **  
7 Southern Softie f7A **  
8 Shidid f6A+ *** 1
9 Annexe Slab f5 8
10 Titch Arete f6A+ 2
11 Meander f5+ ** 6
12 Twitch f6B+ **  
13 Arnold Thesanigger f6B *  
14 Boogie Woogie Walk f7B **  
15 Double Top f6B+ **  
16 Rupert and His Chums f6A * 1
17 Nose One f5 ** 18
18 Chimney Wall f3+ * 11
19 Chimney One f2+ 4
20 Ones Traverse
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none 3a 5
21 Spleen Slab f4+ *** 14
22 Change in the Weather f7A ***  
23 Gea f6B **  
24 Brain's Missing f5 * 2
25 Nose Two f3 11
26 Chimney Two f2+ 6
Climb name Grade
27 Fahrenheit f5+ * 6
28 Thinner f4+ * 13
29 Nose Three f2+ ** 13
30 Green Pesto f5+ 2
31 Thug f6A 1
32 Valkyrie Wall f5+ * 2
33 Valkyrie Arete f6A  
34 Chute and Chimney f2+ 5
35 Didshi f5+  
36 Gorilla Wall f4+ * 8
37 Purgatory f5 ** 9
38 Augustus f5 ** 4
39 Corner Crack f2+ 3
40 The Entertainer f6B+ ** 5
41 Billy the Bong f6A * 5
42 Valhalla Wall f4 ** 15
43 Fig Roll f4+ ** 4
44 Patrick's Wall f5+ 3
45 Dumpy f5 3
46 Flatus Groove
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none 1a 4
47 Quickset
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none 3b 3
48 The Prow
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none 3a 5
  Horizon Wall
50 Horizon Wall Crack f2+ *  
51 Horizon Wall 1 f2+ 9
52 Horizon Wall 2 f2+ 8
Climb name Grade
  Monolith Buttress
54 Wonderwall 3a 3a 3
55 Wonderwall Ramp 6a+ 5a * 1
56 Monolith Left Buttress 5c 5a * 8
57 Monolith Crack 3c 3c 10
58 Monolith Right Buttress 4a 4a * 12
59 Monolith Girdle
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none 2b 4
  Cricket Pitch Wall
61 Leg Break 5b 5a 3
62 Nob Nose 6a 5b * 4
63 The Yorker 4b 4b 1
64 The Googly 4b 4b * 13
65 Run Out none 5a * 3
66 Off Stump 4c 4c * 15
67 Middle and Off 5b 5a ** 20
68 Middle Stump 6a 5b * 20
69 Leg Stump 5b 5a ** 17
70 Out 4b 4b 10
71 Boundary Gully 3c 3c 4
72 IN
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none 4b 2
73 Eureka
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none 3b 3
74 Charon's Staircase
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none tbc 2
75 One Move none 4b 3
76 Green Groove f2+ 2
77 Seat Climb f2+ 4

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