As the Covid-19 lockdown eases, access for climbing is opening back up, subject to some measures and restrictions depending on where you are going. Please make sure you have read and understood our current advice before heading out and apply it alongside RAD advice to ensure access issues don’t develop.

High Rocks

Southern Sandstone

User attention

High Rocks will be closed for the duration of the second Covid-19 lockdown. from 05/11/2020

The region's hardest (and best?) crag. Strong lines and tough, fingery challenges as well as a wealth of delightful struggles in sandstone chimneys. There has been a history of access issues and bans at the crag due to climbers not following the agreements made with the landowner - please make sure you follow the conditions below and do your bit to keep access to this fantastic crag open. 

Crag information
Climbing Area: London & South East Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: National CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 312
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1926
Grid Reference: TQ559383

High Rocks will be closed for the duration of the second Covid-19 lockdown.

Parking and Approach

High Rocks charge an entry fee to anyone wanting to visit the rocks. For climbers, this is £12 per day.

Group Advice

The landowner does not allow access for groups of climbers.
Area information

Follow this link for the definitive Code of Practice for climbing on southern sandstone;

Weather Information

Guidebook info currently being updated

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I emailed the manager on 2018-06-14 to ask about access and was told:

Regrettably all climbing has been suspended by our insurers until further notice. We will keep the BMC informed when and if this changes.