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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
Head left on the higher break to finish at Coathanger. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A high-level traverse of the Fandango wall. Follow Pastry until over the bulge, then continue left to join Fandango Right Hand. Do the leftward rockover of this route to gain the ledge on Fandango, then step across Coathanger and TNT. Descend the corner of Babylon for 2 metres and traverse on good handholds across Drosophila and Banana to reach easy ground.


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High 7a
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High 6c+
Mid 6c+
Low 6c+
High 6c
Mid 6c
Low 6c
Route of Interest

Grade: 6c+ ***
(Bowles Rocks)

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