/ Devon- recommended routes please S - HVS.

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ade sheffield - on 19 Mar 2014
A group of 8 going in April,
what crags would you recommend, trad single/ multi pitch,
and any easier sport crags.
Thanks in advance,
Adrian
Matt Amos - on 19 Mar 2014
In reply to ade sheffield:

The dewerstone, Centeral Groove, a very nice route especially in the sunshine.
Mark Kemball - on 19 Mar 2014
In reply to ade sheffield:
As Matt says, the Dewerstone. Downloadable guide at http://www.javu.co.uk/Climbing/Guides/Dewerstone/index.shtml Central Groove certainly should be on the tick list! Chudleigh is also worth a visit http://www.javu.co.uk/Climbing/Guides/Chudleigh/index.shtml as is Haytor http://www.javu.co.uk/Climbing/Guides/DartmoorRoutes/Haytor/index.shtml The rest of Dartmoor is probably better for bouldering There's not a lot of easy sport climbing in Devon (or even any?).
Skip - on 19 Mar 2014
In reply to ade sheffield:
Sea cliffs:
For single pitch in that grade range: Vicarage Cliff, Screda Point, Gull Rock/Marsland (all on the Culm Coast- Devon/Cornwall border)

Single/multi pitch - Baggy Point - hard sandstone.

In land crags:
Sheeps Tor, all short single pitch, Hound Tor, Hay Tor/Low Man, all granite, single and multi pitch.Chudliegh - Limestone.

Dewerstone, single/multi-pitch, granite.

For adventure, although just into Cornwall: Wreckers Slab at Cornakey
http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=2401
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Mark Kemball - on 19 Mar 2014
In reply to Skip:

Parts of Baggy will be bird-banned though - check the BMC website.
Rog Wilko on 20 Mar 2014
In reply to ade sheffield:

Dewerstone is great, everyone would agree I'm sure. Just don't take a rucsac. Gear up in the car and just take a flask of soup. Those damned squirrels...
Rog Wilko on 20 Mar 2014
In reply to Mark Kemball:

Chudleigh has some great routes, but you need to appreciate very shiny limestone.
David Coley - on 20 Mar 2014
In reply to ade sheffield:

Adrian, get the West Country Climbs guidebook from Rockfax. It should point you in the right direction. Otherwise the Dewerstone.

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