(c) Rockfax
Southern Sandstone is situated in the South East of England on the borders of Kent and East Sussex where outcrops of sandstone have formed over millions of years. 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.

Grades used on sandstone are now transitioning towards the French grading system with the UK technical grade being used as a secondary comparison grade. Font grades are used for bouldering.

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