HIGH ROCKS


High Rocks is the best for mid to higher grade climbing and the climbs are generally longer and more sustained than those at other outcrops. High Rocks is close to Tunbridge Wells and has a large carpark, a bar-restaurant and it is also used as a wedding venue. The Spa Valley Steam Railway also runs from Tunbridge Wells to Groombridge and stops at High Rocks on route for tourists.
  
High Rocks is situated on private land and the access situation is very fragile, so there are quite a few rules you need to be aware of before visiting.  When the rocks are open there is an entry fee that needs to be paid at the lower bar before entry. 

Rock climbing is currently suspended until further notice.

This is due to an issue with the landowners insurance which the BMC is providing advice and assistance in an attempt to resolve the insurers concerns. These discussions are ongoing - please be patient whilst the BMC try to negotiate a solution.

Further information below is for when the rocks are open to climbers: 

Weddings are High Rocks' main business, so give them a call first to see if you can climb on your day of choice to avoid disappointment: (Tel: 01892 515532). When weddings are taking place, there is a restricted area rule, which is shown on their website and the Rockfax Southern Sandstone Climbs guidebook (2017).

Entry for climbing is £10 per day, discounted to £6 if arriving after 5:30pm. Tickets must be purchased at the lower bar on arrival. Entrance is through the garden gate but only if there are no weddings taking place. Check the High Rocks website before making the journey as rules can change without notice. 

If you are asked to move on by staff or asked to show your entry ticket, please do so and respect this, as we cannot jeopardise future access.

The rocks and gardens are also open to the paying general public, so please keep noise to a minimum and also please keep chalk use to an absolute minimum.  Try to not leave your trace and enjoy the beautiful setting.


New Routes Submit new route information here (UKC Logbook)

  
Car Park - Open



Toilets - Open

 

Access Issues:  
Currently No Climbing Is Permitted Until Further Notice.
No Dogs Allowed + No Under 18s 


Guidebook - Guides Page 
Climbers are reminded to not set up their ropes behind wedding parties when they are in the grounds having their photos taken. Please respect the owner's wishes if asked to show your ticket or move due to a wedding party arriving. There is a restricted area when weddings are taking place.  99% of the climbs do not have any bolts, so tree anchors have to be used instead. Ensure you bring long slings or an extra static rope that is long enough for karabiners to hang over the edge of the crag.

Please read the CODE OF PRACTICE before climbing on sandstone.