TOAD ROCKS


This cluster of rocks on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells is commonly known as Toad Rocks (also referred to as Denny Bottom Rocks). It is southern sandstone's own mini Fontainebleau - a small maze of rocks around the protected Toad Rock sandstone formation - offering a good number of small and relatively easy boulder problems. Some problems have been omitted due to their soft and fragile nature. A few routes have been recorded here, but these have also been omitted due to the difficulty in setting up a top-rope. Being close to the pub, children are often set free to run around while their parents enjoy a Sunday lunch.

Conditions
Many of the problems face north and can get mossy. Some are a little soft and sandy, so take great care to protect the rock by avoiding sketchy footwork and not using inappropriate brushes. The grades given tend to change depending on conditions and the degree of sand and moss. Old chipped holds are common but please never chip your own!

Routes

64 boulder problems (f2...f7B)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Sleepy Hollow
A small number of boulders situated on the tarmac footpath to the east of Bull's Hollow.
5
Bouldering
Sun and shade
Uphill

1 min

Parson's Nose
Two great little boulders close to the beginning of the private Rusthall Park road.
9
Bouldering
Sun and shade
Uphill

1 min

The Basins
An overlooked area which provides a number of fun little problems.
14
Bouldering
Morning sun
Uphill

1 min

Saltbox
The isolated roadside boulder is often green and conditions dependent requiring traffic and some...
5
Bouldering
Sun and shade
Roadside

1 min

Sandpit Area
No description as yet.
7
Bouldering
No sun
Roadside

1 min

The Lion
The Lion is situated beyond Toad Rock and on the upper levels. The problems are...
6
Bouldering
Sun and shade
Uphill

2 mins

Little Toad and The Ship
These two little sandstone gems are tucked away just outside the main area of Toads Rocks, and are...
8
Bouldering
Sun and shade
Level

2 mins

The Bishop's Head
The Bishop's Head is a cluster of rocks surrounding a small inlet. This area gets a lot of sun, so...
10
Bouldering
Afternoon sun
Uphill

2 mins

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