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Social Climb: Ardingly Sandstone

July 3, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Otherwise known as Southern Sandstone, which is the local name for the Ardingly Sandstone of southeast England, a soft sandstone of Cretaceous age separating the Tunbridge Wells Sands from the overlying Grinstead Clay.

OK, it’s Bowles Rocks!  A great spot for people of all ages and abilities to climb, with convenient onsite facilities and parking.  Experienced climbers will be on hand to set up top roped routes for everyone to have a go on.

Date: 3rd July 2021

Location: Bowles Rocks

Time (Public Transport): London Bridge 09:07 train to Eridge OR London Charing Cross 09:15 train to Tunbridge Wells and taxi from there.

Time (Private Transport): Please aim to arrive at around 10:30.

Pub: The Huntsman – https://huntsmanpuberidge.co.uk

Contact: training@themmc.org.uk 

Register your interest via our social events form: Please click here.

Caveats: There may be last minute changes as a result of bad weather, as climbing on the soft sandstone in anything other than good/dry conditions is very damaging to the rock.

  • All attendees must have their own climbing shoes and harness. It would be very helpful if you also brought your own belay device and locking carabiner.  If you have a helmet, it’s your choice whether to bring it or not. Chalk is not forbidden, but discouraged due to its effect on the rock, and please leave your chalk brushes at home.
  • If you have have a 30m rope, slings, or carabiners please let us know if you are able to bring them for the day so we can set up additional routes. An old towel or mat to clean our shoes on before climbing will help us preserve the rock also.
  • This is not a training session but we will have experienced members on hand to observe your belaying technique if you are new to the club or you’d like us to observe any rusty skills post-long periods off climbing.


July 3, 2021
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Bowles Rocks
Sandhill Lane, Eridge Green
Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9LW United Kingdom
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