Bowles is situated one mile south of Eridge Station and is owned by The Bowles Rocks Trust,   a non-profit making charity. The charity supports children and young people to achieve their potential through outdoor education.

There is a small fee to climb here and this must be paid at reception on arrival. Climbers can pay a daily fee or buy a yearly pass at the reception desk. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads and they must not run free. The centre runs activity courses including climbing, so if asked to move away from a certain climbing area, please do so. Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on leads and do not let them roam.

Bowles faces south, meaning that the crag dries quickly in the sun. As a result, the crag can become very crowded on warm sunny days. Bowles Rocks has bolts at the top of the crag, making setting up top-ropes easier, but please still bring long slings. Free parking is also available.

Fees: £5 per adult (£4 after 5pm) or £3 for under 16s. A season ticket can be bought at the office on weekdays or Saturday mornings for £32. (Times could be different during covid restriction times). 

 Bowles Website:

Car Park Open. 


Access Issues: Non - click here for further information and updates.

Guidebook - Guides Page  (The SSC Rockfax Guidebook exclusively covers the new unearthed area at Bowles, adding extra routes and boulder problems).

Due to the rock having only a thin outer layer the rock is very fragile and can only be soloed or top-roped.  Lead climbing is prohibited and placing trad gear would easily rip out and damage the rock. There is a CODE OF PRACTICE for climbers that should be read before climbing and setting up top-ropes. Please keep chalk to a minimum and do not use toothbrushes or boulder brushes on the rock.