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Bowles is owned by the Bowles Rocks Trust (a non-profit making charity) and run as an outdoor education centre providing instructional courses as well as allowing members of the public to climb for a fee. All details aroud public access for climbing can be found on the Bowles Rocks website.

Rockfax Description
A steep and powerful classic. Climb the fingery lower wall then break left on jugs to power upwards and attack the sloping rail. A difficult rockover/mantel onto the upper slab spits most contestants off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start in the centre of the wall. Move up to the break and from there swing left till a move up can be made to gain the slanting crack in the top overhang. Follow this slightly rightwards to finish with a tricky mantel. Probably worth 6a for the lower moves.

M Boysen 1960.


Tonbridge School Sandstone Graded List , Southern Sandstone Rockfax Top 50 , Southern Sandstone *** Routes , Sandstone Top 50


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High 7a
Mid 7a
Low 7a
High 6c+
Mid 6c+
Low 6c+
High 6c
Mid 6c
Low 6c
High 6b+
Mid 6b+
Low 6b+
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Grade: 6c+ ***
(Bowles Rocks)

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