The BMC has owned the crag since 2001 and now manages the site for climbers and conservation with input from a group of keen local volunteers on the Harrisons Rocks Management Group (HRMG).
The rocks are situated 2¼ miles south-south-west of East Grinstead, and just to the south of a public bridleway that leads west from Stone Hill House. The crag is designated under the name of Stone Hill Rocks as a geological SSSI due to the unusual bedding formations. It is an important site for the study and interpretation of sedimentary structures in the upper Lower Tunbridge Wells Sand. Bolt belays have been placed at the top of the crag in an attempt to minimize any further erosion.
There is usually a bees nest in the trees at the top of Remote. The bees seem to be fairly tolerant of climbers nearby but it is worth being careful whilst climbing in this area when they are present and active.
Sept 2019 update: The rotten tree stumps above Stone Farm Crack and Pine Crack have been removed as their condition was deteriorating and they no longer provided reliable anchors. There are currently no alternative anchors above these routes and time is needed for the newly exposed rock to stabilise enough to allow bolts to be installed.
In the meantime, please do not run rigging ropes across the bridleway from trees on the other side as this will obstruct a Public Right of Way.
Parking and Approach
Parking is extremely limited in the pull in/layby on Admiral’s Bridge Lane and much better options are to use the car parks at the end of Admiral’s Bridge Lane or Legsheath Lane.
Squeezing too many cars into the layby on Admiral’s Bridge Lane will obstruct other traffic and cause unnecessary friction with local people, so please use the other parking areas if there is any doubt about whether your car will cause an obstruction.
Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.
Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.