Important Access Update - Please Read! 
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 new access agreement relies on acceptable behaviour.

ACCESS UPDATE: 12th August 2020
Following agreement with the Owner, we are pleased to announce that limited climbing is now permitted at High Rocks. 

In order to ensure access is maintained, it is essential that the following restrictions and procedures are followed carefully. 

If conditions are abused, climbing will, once again, be suspended.

• Climbing will be available on weekdays when High Rocks is open. Some weekends are possible, especially Sundays. Availability will be made clear at pre-booking.

• Climbers must pre-book at least one day before you wish to climb.

• There will be no access for climbers turning up on the day without pre-booking.

• Book by telephone 01892 515532 or by email info@highrocks.co.uk.

• Climbing is £12 per person for the day. Payment will be taken when booking along with name and contact details.

• Opening time is 10:15 and closing will be about an hour before the light fails.

• Season tickets are not available.

• Access is for roped climbing only – bouldering and abseiling are not permitted.

• Climbers are to make themselves known to staff on arrival by using the intercom system at the gate and enter the rocks as directed. Access is only to be made through this gate. (The gate is to the right of the original turn-style entrance).

• When climbing, please respect High Rocks’ staff requests to have your name checked against the day’s list or move to a different climb if requested.

Please note the following:
• No Bouldering/Bouldering mats.
• No abseiling.
• No Group climbing.
• All climbers must be age 18 or over. No children.

Please read the CODE OF PRACTICE  before climbing on sandstone.

A full access document can be downloaded HERE.

If you are unsure about setting up belays, read the guidebooks or ask other climbers.

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 - none


Access Issues - Please see notes above.

Guidebook - Guides Page 

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. Check your guide for how to access isolated rocks and butresses.