ERIDGE ROCKS

Eridge Rocks is situated in a beautiful woodland setting, a nature reserve owned by The Sussex Wildlife Trust and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Climbing was banned for many years but thankfully climbing is now permitted again. As part of the access agreement between the BMC and The Sussex Wildlife Trust, certain climbs in the amphitheater and Demon Wall area have been banned to preserve the rare plants that inhabit the area (please do not remove any plants, no matter how unimportant they may look), please respect this restriction and check your guidebook for restricted areas. 

Reaching the top of the crag to set up ropes is sometimes difficult,  and there are no bolts at Eridge. Bring long slings or an extra static rope with you so you can set-up correctly at the top of climbs. 

A large proportion of the crag faces east, so only sees the sun in the morning and there is a large coverage of trees, making it a slow drying crag after wet weather. Due to the site being SSSI, please use minimum chalk or use eco balls which do not leave as much trace. Also do not brush the rock with abrasive boulderbrushes/toothbrushes which wear away the soft outer layer of rock, making it even sandier and resulting in making it more difficult to climb. There is a car park at Eridge Rocks with limited parking.


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  (UKC Logbook)



  Car Park - Open


Access Issues: Some areas are restricted. 
Climbs in the Amphitheater and Demon Wall area have been banned to preserve the rare plants that inhabit the area. Please check your guidebook for 
              detailed restricted areas.

 Guidebook - Guides Page

Sussex Wildlife Trust telephone number: 01273 492630


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.