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CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Outdoor meet @ Harrisons(Cancelled)

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Harrison's rocks, 1 mile S of groombridge, Nr. Groombridge, n/a, n/a
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER We'll be re-arranging this event for another weekend. Many apologies everyone.


We'll be re-arranging this event for another weekend.  Many apologies everyone.


The London and SE Area is holding an outdoor meet at Harrison's rocks on 21st and 22nd of April, weather permitting! Climbing on Saturday, camping Saturday night, climbing again on Sunday.

Volunteers will be on hand to show first time visitors around, and we'll be providing organisational skills to oil the machine of a spring climbing meet.

You'll need to bring your own equipment: Harrison's is a toprope venue, so you need a long sling, a couple of screwgate carabiners, and a rope - in addition to the usual harness, belay device, shoes, chalk, brain, technique needs!

For more information, please get in touch via the message facilities on this site, or on the facebook page

Note that we can't provide equipment or instruction for total novices, although we can probably dispense some informal words of wisdom if required. :-)

Finally: if the weather is awful, this event will be cancelled!  Keep an eye on the forecast and this page, and keep your fingers crossed for sunshine...

Here's the UKClimbing page with map

The rocks are situated about one mile south of Groombridge, along the west edge of Birchden Wood and close to the preserved railway line between Groombridge and Eridge. They are approached by heading south from Groombridge, passing the old station on the left. At the first fork turn right, and after 200m turn right again down a narrow lane signposted Forestry Commission, Birchden Wood - a car park with toilet facilities is soon reached. Park in the car park and do not obstruct the access road. 

There are 3 approaches to the Rocks from the car park. The forestry track is the continuation of the approach road and leads to the top of the Rocks in the Long Layback area, at which point a detour either to the left or the right has to be taken to walk down to the foot of the Rocks. The lower and woodland paths both start from the SW corner of the car-park. Using one of these paths, and then walking along the bottom path at the foot of the slope and then a diagonal path up to the crag is recommended to minimize ground erosion.

Created by Christian Lund on 10/04/2012 15:11:12
Last Amended by Christian Lund on 19/04/2012 10:52:46