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Bowles Rocks Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Mar 14, 2010
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Bowles Rocks offers superb climbing on the single best outcrop of sandstone in the south east. The majority of the climbs are located on one long section of cliff that offers routes of all grades.

The quality of climbing does mean this is a popular venue at weekends.

As you walk along the base of the crag from the car park the climbs appear to get better and better. Towards the far end you come to a large amphitheater - this area has a large number of high quality routes on very good rock.

The crag lies within the grounds of Bowles Outdoor Center This brings with it a fee for climbing, but on the upside, it also means that the top of the climbs are well maintained - rope grooves are constantly being filled with cement.

The areas are described left to right.

Getting There 

Head south west on the A26. About a mile after the Eridge Railway station take a left down Sand Hill Lane. Drive along here for a little over half a mile, then turn right into the car park. The climbs lie up ahead on your right.

Climbing Season

For the South East area.

Weather station 9.5 miles from here

125 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',46],['1 Star',49],['Bomb',4]

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Rock Climbing Photo: The crux reach on Digitalis

Digitalis 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : The Amphitheater Right Wing
Start of the rock pedestal. Climb up the steep wall moving slightly rightwards to gain a good but small layaway. With the layaway at hand pull hard and make the crux move up to the break.Traverse rightwards and mantleshelf up over the nose....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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