Harrison's Rocks Management Group

HRMG is a specialist sub-committee of the BMC (British Mountaineering Council), reporting to the Land Management Group. They are responsible for the management of Harrison’s Rocks and Stone Farm Rocks as both belong to the BMC.
Current Members are:

1. Sarah Cullen (Chair)
2. Tim Skinner
3. Bob Moulton
4. Emma Harrington
5. Daimon Beail
6. Adrian Paisey
7. Mark Brewster
8. Michael Phelan
9. Chris Stone (BMC Area 'London and South East' Chair)
  • Rik Payne (Ex-chair of London and South East Area) stepped down in Oct 2018
  • Mick Canning stepped down in May 2016.
  • Both, long term members Nigel Head and Geoff Pearson stepped down from the group in January 2015.
  • Tim Skinner stepped down as Chair in 2015, but remains a member of the group.

The Management group were also sub-contracted to Sport England to manage the car park, campsite and toilets at Harrison’s, but the contract and lease ended in November 2014 leaving the Forestry Commission in charge of the facilities. From then on their focus will be entirely on the rocks and the land around them. So focus will be mainly on rock maintenance, bolt maintenance, erosion control and woodland management but will also include things like signage and liaison with the Forestry Commission.

The group meet 3 times a year in January, May and October for 2-3 hours to discuss the matters mentioned above as well as regularly communicate on current issues at the rocks between these meetings. In addition the group undertake work with support of additional volunteers as well as make regular site inspections and help educate climbers regarding the code of practice when using the rocks.

For past HRMG minutes, please visit the BMC - HRMG Community website.

Geoff Pearson (left) and Nigel Head (centre) stepping down from the HRMG in January 2015 after many many many years of service. Tim Skinner (right) stepped down as Chair in 2015 also after serving in that position for 10 years, but remained a member of the group. All three were thanked for their service by the BMC at a special meal and received signed copies of Martin Boysen's 'Hanging On'