Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 110m a.s.l
Self portrait - Inaccessible Boulder © Richard Enticknap
UPDATE: 3RD DECEMBER 2020 ONWARDS - The climbing suspension is lifted but the rock is still vulnerable. Please avoid until conditions improve. please so not climb on wet or damp rock.
Now owned by the BMC. Typical height 6m. Good aspect, often dry, but sadly chipped in places. A very good bouldering venue. It is hidden away with a nice scenery in the background.
Follow the code of practice as the rock is soft and damages easily.
From East Grinstead, take the B2110 twd Chiddinglye Wood). Turn L after about 1.6km (1mi) twds Saint Hill and on to Stone Farm. Park cars about 100m down the road from the Farm, the path is opposite the house down W hoarthly rd. The rocks are 100m down the path go left at the southern sandstone sign.
The BMC has owned the crag since 2001 and now manages the site for climbers and conservation with input from a group of keen local volunteers on the Harrisons Rocks Management Group (HRMG).
The rocks are situated 2¼ miles south-south-west of East Grinstead, and just to the south of a public bridleway that leads west from Stone Hill House. The crag is designated under the name of Stone Hill Rocks as a geological SSSI due to the unusual bedding formations. It is an important site for the study and interpretation of sedimentary structures in the upper Lower Tunbridge Wells Sand. Bolt belays have been placed at the top of the crag in an attempt to minimize any further erosion.
There is usually a bees nest in the trees at the top of Remote. The bees seem to be fairly tolerant of climbers nearby but it is worth being careful whilst climbing in this area when they are present and active.
Sept 2019 update: The rotten tree stumps above Stone Farm Crack and Pine Crack have been removed as their condition was deteriorating and they no longer provided reliable anchors. There are currently no alternative anchors above these routes and time is needed for the newly exposed rock to stabilise enough to allow bolts to be installed.
In the meantime, please do not run rigging ropes across the bridleway from trees on the other side as this will obstruct a Public Right of Way.
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