HARRISON'S ROCKS


 Harrison's rocks is owned by the BMC (British Mountaineering Council) and is managed on their behalf by the Harrison's Rocks Management Group (HRMG). 
Harrison's Rocks is one of the most popular sandstone crags and is approximately one mile south of the village of Groombridge in the county of East Sussex. 
There are an extensive amount of climbs at Harrison’s ranging in style and grade. Most of the routes have bolts in place for setting up top ropes, but still bring long slings and static rope with you. Harrison's Rocks is situated in a beautiful woodland setting, and is suited to everyone, from beginners to experienced climbers, and is a popular choice for families.

The Forestry Commission own and maintain the toilet facilities, car park, camping area and surrounding woodland. Dogs are welcome but they must be kept on a lead near the climbing areas. 

Please report any Harrison's Rocks issues to the BMC at access@thebmc.co.uk

New Routes 
Submit new route information here (UKC Logbook)

Car Park - Open 
Pay & Display

  • Cars £1 per hour, £4 per day, £6 for 24 hours 
  • MiniBuses £2 per hour, £6 per day, £8 for 24 hours
  • Discovery Pass £27 per year

Camping - Open

  • Pay at the pay and display machine:
  • £5 per adult (per night), £2.50 per child (per night)

If you experience payment issues then call the Forestry Commission to pay over the phone 0300 067 4480 Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm (leave a message if out of hours). 
The money raised from the camping and parking fees go towards the upkeep of the toilet facilities to enable the campsite to remain open. 

Toilets - Open

Access Issues - Isolated Buttress

  • Isolated Buttress - you can no longer step across onto the Isolated Buttress. For now climbers will have to use their own means to get across. Any ropes set up must be taken down at the end of the day. 
  • Update: It has been decided (2018) that a bridge will be built to ease access onto the isolated buttress and to reduce erosion made by the recent solo / traverse methods.
  • Isolated Buttress Bolts - The backup bolt above Wailing Wall has failed, do not use these sets of bolts. 


Guidebooks: 
Please see the guides page here 



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.