Quality, pushey pumpy start, bold middle section relying on some pretty dodgy pegs, another hard bit, to a final top out which would do boulder ruckel proud. Very atmospheric.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15
Well out of shape, got pumped
Adam Long - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/15 with Ben Bransby
Joughton - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/15
Not too hard but exposed. Soft e2
theomoore - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with robertmctague
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15
Started leading but the head was not in it and promptly bailed. Felt hard enough on second.
Joris.Roulleau - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Dan Metcalfe
Similar to Highlight insofar as it traverses round a roof. Good steep fun, reminiscent of Boulder Ruckle classics but with sound of motorbikes not waves. Satisfying route.
manwithacam - Lead - 18/Apr/15 with Joris
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/15 with Nick Conway
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/15
Hidden - 2015
Most of this is great except for the scary, loose top-out which had me totally gripped.
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Tim Newton
tim newton - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/14 with rachel slater
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14
bigdrew - 2nd rpt - 19/Aug/14 with Eve
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14
Soooo annoyed, to roof easy (although most of gear falls out) then did the same as last time and went wrong way, dead end - fell off ripped cams from under roof ending up a long way down on the peg (wire in flake ripped as well - DONT USE FLAKE,VERY EXPANDING AND WILL NOT MAKE BELAYERS DAY WHEN IT COMES OFF). Much rsing to get back on route from Wyle E Coyote.
philhilo - Lead dog - 03/Jul/14 with misha
Seconded Phil as the warm up. Wasn't a warm up for him as he went too low going round the corner into the finishing groove and fell off, ripping a poor cam or two - fortunately the peg held. He pulled back onto the route but another bit of gear popped out of a dodgy flake and he ended up falling even further, ending up on Will E Coyote! Fortunately the peg held again!!! After all that excitement he managed to pull back onto the route again and finished it clean.
Misha - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Phil
mike mo - 2014
Lenny - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Les
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/13
Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Masa
Well protected, reasonable rests, and not particularly hard moves. The start was overgrown. Good route.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Adam Booth
Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Tony Payne
shark - 2nd - 19/Jun/13 with Sam Harvie
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13
Forgotten how steep and sustained High Tor is. Wasted doing the first groove and finally ran out of gas before entering the top groove. Great route.
philhilo - Lead dog - 04/Jun/13 with esther bott
Hannes B - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Phil
Fell of the very top on the damp and dirty holds, glad i put a pice of gear in before the top:-) still a 10m whipper:-)
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 12/May/13
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/May/13
As one pitch.
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with pep
Si dH - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/12 with Neil Furniss
migs493 - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with LO
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11
robin_hackney - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Si
Pleased to get this clean, quite sequency, but a few OK rests.
eduardo - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Mike Todd, Misha
A very good route, slightly spoiled by the top out on suspect rock and vertical grass. Felt hard after two days at Swanage, though this route is a bit of a slab by Swanage standards! Fortunately there are plenty of rests and the gear is good, if you have a full rack of cams up to #2. It's not all about the steepness either as there are good moves on the traverse. The belay consists of a 'dangerous cliff' sign post (seems reasonably solid) and a tree stump hidden in the undergrowth (seems reasonably solid for now), plus potentially a bench. Case for a stake once the stump weakens?
Misha - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Mike T, Ed
Good route. A bit hollow at times, but generally sound.
andi turner - Lead - 24/Aug/11 with John Perry
Done in one pitch. Pegs can all be backed up. Loads of other gear by wire in the 'creaky' flake.
I used the bench (15m back) to belay and it was a pain to reach with 50s.
bigdrew - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Lisa
LisaA - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Andy
This is well worth 3 stars. On any other crag it would be the most popular / best route. It's up there even with the classics on the main face.
The old fixed pegs are all crap and the flakes at the start of the traverse do flex, but there is ample other gear which is good. The last few moves are a little loose but no worse than eg the whole of Lamplight. The rest (that one flake excepted) is very solid. Holds are all there but it does feel very committing in places.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Tom Lambert
Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/11
Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Jun/11
metal arms - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10
tigertim - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with Tony Payne
Nice route. Another High Tor classic.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Ian Wyatt
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10
nickcanute - Lead - 2010
gazfellows - 2nd dog - 15/Jun/09 with shaun d
Phill Mitch - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with mick
Brown - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Pete
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/08
A great route, brilliant climbing, in extreme terrain. the fixed gear, is old but but not needed. Surely 3 stars if your use to trad limestone.
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Swain16
JDSwain - 2nd - 24/Jun/08 with Ian Jackson
First route back after tendon injury. been at curbar all morning, was hot and wet. Came to high tor with intentions of doing debauchery but it was busy, so someone recommended this route. its briliant and sustained.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with andy gravestock
best route i have ever done and its only s two star
andy gravestock - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08 with alex mason ,
alaan - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Matt
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Alan Royle
Pete Graham - Lead - 22/Apr/08 with James Fleming
Hidden - 2008
Chris_barr - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Mike
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/07
Hidden - 2007
Boy - 2006
dominic lee - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/05 with daniel lee
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/04
Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 18/May/04 with Simon Wren
1st route at High Tor
bigphil - 2nd O/S - 2004 with Toby & Eric
Obi-Wan is lost... - 2nd - 2004 with Eric
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/03
Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/02
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/02
tuftynick - Lead - 2001
Hidden - 2nd - 2000
Andy Edgar - 2000
mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/98 with Steven Delderfield
nickdonohue - Lead - 08/Aug/98 with Caley Latham
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/98
Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/98
phardman - Lead - 22/Feb/97 with Bill McKee
ste_d - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/96 with mik
Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/96
Billg - Lead O/S - 1996 with Phil McAllistair
Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/95
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/95
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/94
Roget - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/94 with jon
Mick King - Lead - 08/Nov/92 with Pete Hankinson
AlexRenshaw - Lead - 01/Nov/92 with Ted Lister
nai - Lead O/S - 1992 with Cal
Neil R - 2nd - 17/Aug/91 with Richard W
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/91
Rich Kirby - 2nd - 10/May/91 with Dave Taylor
Hidden - 1990
rob.grafton - 1990 with barry maybank
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/89
Hidden - 2nd β - 31/Jul/88
Hidden - Lead - 05/May/88
eroica64 - 2nd - 12/Apr/87 with Ray Hancock
andybirtwistle - Lead - 11/May/86 with Dennis Lee
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Apr/86
Derek Furze - 1986
Hidden - 26/May/85
shark - 2nd - 09/Mar/85 with Dave Marsh
andy gittins - 1985
neilh - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/84 with simon webster
shark - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/84 with Phill Dickens
First route after a spell in Alps. Feeling rather too cocky and put minimal gear on in the first part. Then decided I needed pro and rush to get something in, but only took a light rack and most didnt fit! All fine anyway.
uphillnow - Lead - Aug/84 with Andy Bennett
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/83 with Alan Bennett
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1983 with John Meyers, John Kirk, Mick Ward, Mick Bailey, Rich Lewis
TonyF - 1983
mark-abz - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/82 with Andy W
Was led to believe it was HVS.
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/81 with Irish George
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 20/Jun/81
Hidden - 1981
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 02/Mar/80 with Mark Brewster
Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 1980 with Irish George
D Tempest - Jan/78
Falko - Lead O/S - 04/May/75 with Peter Brashaw