Rockfax Description
The longest route at Hound Tor follows the blunt overlap-infested arete on the left side of the face. Start below a ledge and cracks on the arete.
From the ledge make some steep moves up the cracks and then balance up and pull through the overhang to much easier ground above. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The Rounded Arete overlooking the car park. Start from a ledge at the base of the climb and move through the short layback corner to a small exposed ledge and then continue up throuh the rounded breaks to the top.

Pete O'Sullivan, I Thomas Jun/1984

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Dartmoor punter fifty (ish) routes in a day.

Graham Westbrook 13/Sep Lead O/S
with Mark Jackson
mjackson 13/Sep 2nd
LJC 26/Aug Lead O/S
with Theo
chrisdevon 12/Aug 2nd O/S
with Leigh Arscott
OllieF 11/Aug 2nd O/S

Quite a tricky start! Top effort by Chris!

with Chris Rees
Hidden 17/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul 2nd dog
petecallaghan 15/Jul Lead dog
with Tim, Jamie Trump
timreynolds 15/Jul 2nd
Rob McGurk 20/Jun Lead dnf

Handholds were sparse at about 2m. Decked out after a nut popped. I'll be back.

Tom Redmond 07/Jun Lead O/S
with joe cossey
dereke12000 06/Jun 2nd dog

Did not go well. Too used to limestone, crimping on granite crystals didn't seem to help here.

with Rob
smartydh9 26/May Lead O/S
lmacey 19/Apr -
timmyhobby 06/Apr Lead O/S
hannahbannana 06/Apr 2nd
Kemics 25/Mar Lead O/S

I found the 5b move hard but the rest about vdiff so very unbalanced. Would be easy to deck onto ledge.

with Mel
suds_01 ??/2015 -
alice fuller 31/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Didnt find it easy.lovely mild Halloween day.

matt_read 04/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Jack Southwood
supersouthward 04/Oct/14 -
SimonMarcYoung 15/Sep/14 2nd β
Dave Page 26/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Lenaya Page
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S
fire_munki 25/Jul/14 2nd dog
Hidden 23/Jul/14 2nd rpt
DredStripe 19/Jul/14 Lead O/S
ChristyCole 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden ?/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Neil Rigiani 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Harry Pearce
Hidden 09/Jun/14 Solo O/S
ray.allwood 06/Jun/14 2nd dog
Hidden 05/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
Sean Kelly 31/May/14 -
with David Llewellyn, John Sheehan
John Sheehan 31/May/14 2nd
with Sean Kelly, David Llewellyn
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
chris ebbutt 14/May/14 Lead
with Ben
mark schramm 14/May/14 Lead
EcoClimber 05/May/14 AltLd RP

Kieran lead until overhang then came off. I then lead to top & Reid from London seconded.

KDSclimber 05/May/14 Lead dnf

Kieran lead until overhang then came off. Richard then lead to top & Reid from London seconded.

with Richard
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd
Tom Last 11/Mar/14 2nd

Clean. Easier than it looks.

Hidden ?/Dec/13 Lead O/S
mrteale 30/Nov/13 Solo
Ceridwen 24/Nov/13 2nd dog

Freezing cold day with frozen hands. Have climbed it before, in nicer conditions.

AlexD 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Ceri
Hidden 21/Jul/13 2nd dog
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Lead
andy_pemberton 17/Jul/13 Lead
with Sarah Massey
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
R2B 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Not too sure why this route gets HVS or 5b but thoroughly enjoyed it anyway. The starting moves were great!

with Charlotte
phil456 04/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Mike Salt
Graham Atkins 17/May/13 Solo
Snorfalorpagus 06/May/13 2nd dog

Dogged up the hard part at the start.

with Matt Harwood
mrteale 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Rassapotimus 03/May/13 2nd dog


with will cattell
Motown ?/May/13 Lead rpt
with Sam
Motown 24/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Feb/13 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
dparsons ??/2013 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 11/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Harvey, tj murry
Dan 85 29/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Duncan, Dave
Matt250 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
dh7892 29/Sep/12 2nd β
Hidden 29/Sep/12 TR
MarcT 09/Sep/12 Lead rpt

Somewhat draughty. Actually it was so windy that Nicky had a go, slipped off and was blown sideways like a spider on a thread. A warm wind though.

with Kerrie Mott
Dan 85 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead rpt
MarcT 05/Sep/12 2nd rpt

Cleanly led by Kim.

Kim Middlebrook 05/Sep/12 Lead

Love this climb!

nmott 28/Aug/12 2nd

Tried to lead but couldn't get beyond first move, got too pumped and let Marc take over!

nickstephens 18/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
gg4419 ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Michael Aylen 22/Jul/12 Lead RP

feel a few times on the first move but did it ground up in the end

Thinker01 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Becster
becster 21/Jul/12 2nd
tomwheeler 20/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Perm
MarcT 04/Jun/12 2nd rpt

Kim goes straight from S 4a to HVS 5b!

Kim Middlebrook ?/Jun/12 Lead


Tom Campbell 29/May/12 Lead O/S
cwildblood 28/May/12 Lead dnf

got to thin crack below overhang, pysched and fell! Got to come back and get the route!

MarcT 26/May/12 Lead β

First visit in 2012 and went smoothly.

nmott 26/May/12 2nd
Jack J Keogan 25/May/12 Lead O/S

First climb above S! Enjoyable, only hard moves in the first section. Loads of rests, need cams next time!

Hidden 25/May/12 2nd dnf
aljezurusrf08 19/May/12 2nd dog
with Willow
Hidden 18/May/12 Lead
JamesBrowning 18/May/12 2nd dog
with Toby
Hidden 02/May/12 2nd
Mr Tickle 02/May/12 Lead O/S
with Ian
martin clarke 31/Mar/12 2nd
stephen ashworth 31/Mar/12 Lead
with martin clarke
Jamiet297 ??/2012 2nd O/S
Stone Muppet 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

You know what, sod it, this felt like E1. I feel more qualified to comment in this case because unlike most things on the day, I actually climbed it clean. Yes, the gear is good and the crux short, but the moves are hard!

with bc, md
mattshort 11/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Phil Porter
Duncan Turner 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Duncan Turner 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/11 Lead dnf
Ceridwen 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Andy Mosienko
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
mark schramm 21/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/11 Lead RP
abicampbell 22/Jun/11 Solo
Neil Rigiani 08/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Nice climb, although we seemed to start slightly to the right of the route described in SD&D. The crux was therefore a couple of metres into the climb with a couple of delicate moves.

mark schramm 08/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Chaman
Chaman 08/Jun/11 2nd O/S
petecallaghan 08/Jun/11 Lead
waydan ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
jon_gill1 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 2nd O/S
Homes 15/May/11 2nd
with Leo
leohl 15/May/11 Lead O/S
jo86 15/May/11 Lead dnf

feel just a little bit below the roof, small hex held me and i ended up upside down with my head just above the ledge

jcook1980 15/May/11 Lead
with Sam A
tom169 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with James B
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Jim Brooke 23/Apr/11 2nd
stvredmond 21/Apr/11 Lead

good first 10m, shame about the last 10m's. strenuous climbing on bomber kit

Helnorris 21/Apr/11 2nd

Very pumpy climbing, agree with steve, pitty about the final section.

mreynolds 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S
timreynolds 21/Apr/11 Lead
jakenichol 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
haylow 10/Apr/11 2nd
abicampbell ?/Apr/11 TR O/S
Shancock1 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
sdeal 27/Mar/11 2nd
Joe Richards 22/Mar/11 TR rpt
Joe Richards 05/Mar/11 TR O/S
Chipster ?/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead dog
Spence22 ?/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Simon
Fatboy1000 ??/2011 2nd O/S

Deceiving start...enjoyed it tho

with crispin
Ed morris 13/Dec/10 Lead O/S
with ewan
georgedunton 08/Sep/10 TR
Hidden 08/Sep/10 TR
Hidden 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
pielander 02/Sep/10 2nd
mike_lumby ?/Sep/10 TR
MarkRyder 06/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with James P
jamespilgrim 06/Aug/10 2nd

A bit of a struggle for the first route of the evening

with Mark
nickstephens 10/Jul/10 Lead dog

Silly stretched out move up onto the block after missing a decent hold. Back climbing to a more comfortable less-prone position was my undoing :-(

ecowaller 31/May/10 Solo
Hidden 25/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/10 Lead dog
peterbrett 18/Oct/09 2nd dog
Dave89 18/Oct/09 Lead
with Chris k, Matt, Tash
mattshort 18/Oct/09 2nd
jchenoweth 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Brian
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/09 2nd O/S
JWB 23/May/09 2nd
Hidden 23/May/09 Lead
Natalie77 10/Apr/09 TR
r.greaves 10/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with John Beddard
Justin T 26/Jul/08 Lead β
with Crispin
Bern 19/Jul/08 Lead O/S
adamscottthomas 26/Jun/08 Lead β

In high crosswinds!

with Kate Smyth
Luke90 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Callum
sharmawho? 14/Apr/08 Solo O/S
nutcracker ?/Mar/08 Lead
dewrats ??/2008 -
sharmawho? ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Oli, Chris, Nick , Dave
Noodles30 ?/Oct/07 TR
misterb 05/Sep/07 Lead O/S

hard moves to start with good gear then only severe climbing after that

with simon
w.pettet-smith ?/Aug/07 2nd

took fookin ages to get a hex out. i hate seconding.

with neighbour martin
eugeneth 29/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Chris M
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
prawn ?/Jun/07 2nd
with Graham
climber sim ??/2007 -
Hidden 31/May/06 2nd O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 02/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Ben
ElvisLeg 01/May/05 2nd O/S
goi.ashmore 22/Oct/02 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Hidden 03/May/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Mickdenali ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/97 2nd
andrewlegg ??/1996 TR O/S
colin milton 25/Jun/95 Lead
with eric milton
bleddynmawr ??/1986 -
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