Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 66m a.s.l
Everything here was overgrown, crumbly and full of spiders and there webs. © Pinocchio
A small outcrop about 5 metres high, composed of rock that is mainly soft, sandy and generally quite poor.
As with all Southern Sandstone, top-roping and bouldering/soloing are the only acceptable methods of ascent. Remember to extend anchors so that no moving rope comes into contact with the rock. Belays are a bit tricky to set up here as trees are not always conveniently placed - bring a lot of slings, an extra static rope, or a crashpad.
Presumably on private land, but efforts to confirm ownership have been unsuccessful. Possibly part of the Deer Park Estate and recent (July 2020) access issues. Told to leave by the estate game keeper.
Park near Forge Cottages on the road SW from the village of Penshurst, 3 miles west of Battle. Take care not to block up drives/gates/anything else important. Follow the '1066 Walk' footpath heading east from the road. After a couple of dog-legs to get past houses you will find yourself heading south-east across fields. After about 600m there is a footbridge - turn left just past the top of the steps after this, following a track. Follow this for about 1km until you reach overhead wires - the crag is just uphill on the right from here.
|Rock is in very poor condition, Very wet crumbly and covered in moss. Not really worth the visit, only one or 2 routes where climable but deffinately not worth the effor of finding it. There is however an easier access, Follow the main road out from Battle and turn left when signposted for penhurst. Follow the lane for about a 1/4 mile and there is a small layby on the left. A path has been made through the woods here leading directly to the crag. Follow the path for about 500m and the crag is on the left in the open section.|
Tommy Atkins - 03/Sep/20
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