Monday 20 May 2019

Happy Valley Bolts - UPDATE

It's been over a year since the discovery of a number of bolts which were illegally installed at Happy Valley Rocks. There have been a number of developments since then, which have paved the way for only the bolts on top of the Cheesewring Rock to remain in place.
The following statement has now been circulated: "Bolts have been placed illegally without the agreement of the Tunbridge Wells Common Conservators (TWCC). In consultation with the BMC, the TWCC have accepted that the bolts should remain on the Cheesewring Rock. The bolts are ‘thought’ to be safe but climbers should use the bolts at their own risk. It is suggested that the bolts are linked using a length of rope as a backup".