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Sandstone Meet
Saturday 11 August 2018

Contact: Sarah Charlton or Marjan Schoeke

Dates: from 04 August to 05 August 2018

The sandstone meet will be held at Harrison's Rock, Kent.
This popular climbing area offers a wide range of Southern sandstone climbs.
We will meet on the morning of the 04th at the car-park and figure out accommodation (see camping note below).
The meet is limited to 14 participants, ideally sharing tents of two between them.
If the weather is not suitable for climbing (sandstone!) a tour around scenic Kent can be organised adhoc.

Special note:
The rocks are well-equipped with bolts for top-roping and as with all southern sandstone crags the rock is very soft meaning leader placed gear cannot be used here as it will damage the rock. The only acceptable styles of climbing are top roping using a well rigged system that will not damage the rock with moving ropes, or if you are confident of your abilities - soloing.

16 camping spaces are available at the car park of the climbing area. Campervans are not allowed on the car park.
The campsite is managed by the Forestry Commission and are on a first come first serve basis and can not be reserved in advance. As these can be very popular in August, please also have a look at these campsites for alternative accommodation:

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