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Tunbridge Wells Climbing Outdoors

Tunbridge Wells Outdoor Climbing

Chimera is ideally situated near the Souther Sandstone outcrops of Harrison’s rocks, Bowles, Happy Valley and Stone Farm.

As well as bouldering, these local crags are where you can learn to top rope - but climbing here requires special consideration to ensure the fragile rock isn’t damaged for future generations. That is why it is a good idea to have a lesson and make sure you are setting up your top rope correctly.

Chimera do offer bespoke lessons during the sandstone season, which is weather dependent but usually runs from April to September. To find out if we have availability, please email:

Kidds Sessions Climbing


Chimera do offer bespoke group sessions for kids, whether they want to learn how to boulder safely outside, scramble through the caves or learn how to top rope. These can also be booked as birthday parties.

We also offer one-off sessions for local groups such as scouts and brownies, please email to discuss your requirements.

Please note, any outdoor sessions booked will still go ahead in light rain, but if the weather is severe you will need to contact the centre as it may be rescheduled.