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Harrison's Rocks Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Mar 6, 2010
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Harrison's is the most well known and the largest crag in this area. The rocks are situated in quiet woodland and the edge runs roughly north / south. It is typically one of the busier climbing areas, but its size means you'll have no problem finding good climbs to get on.

The climbs vary in height from about 20 to 40 feet, with some a little higher. There are many fine climbs situated along the entire length, so it isn't uncommon to find yourself climbing at various parts of the edge during a visit.

The westerly aspect makes this a perfect venue for evening sessions in summer, and also helps to dry the rock in wetter months. There is a lot of vegetation around so some of the rock faces can take a little bit of time to dry in winter.

The rocks are owns by the BMC which should guarantee access for years to come but it also means there are some regulations that should be followed.
  • Use a long belay sling at the top of the routes. The belay karabiner should always be out of the top of the Cliff.
  • Rappelling is not allowed
  • No aid climbing
  • No camping, or fires
  • Take all trash home with you

When thinking about areas it is common to split the edge into four sections:

Within each section a number of sub sections are defined. These have been split into fairly obvious areas. It is an attempt to not overload areas with too many problems.

Getting There 

From Groombridge drive south on Station Road passing the old station on your left. When the road forks take the right fork, then after a short distance take another right turn, which has a sign pointing you to Harrison's. Continue along the lane until you come to the car park.

From the car park follow the forested road to the top of the cliff. You are at the northern end of the North Central Area.

Climbing Season

For the South East area.

Weather station 7.6 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

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