Climbs 26
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 192m a.s.l
Faces S

The steep bit on Hostile Witness, E2 5c, Bench Tor © Brian H

Crag features

A beautiful crag set above the wooded River Dart valley.

Best in summer as set into hillside with trees surrounding it [Kathryn Bromfield]

Approach notes

Park at Venford reservoir then walk over the hill E and follow its eastern slope north until you reach the cliff edge.

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West Country Climbs

West Country Climbs is a major Rockfax guide to one of the UK’s most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions. The book is fashioned in Rockfax’s award-winning layout and design, and copiously illustrated with action photographs of the climbs and cliffs that reflect the quality and variety of climbing experiences to be had on offer in the UK’s most popular holiday destination - the West Country. This is a selected route and buttress guidebook which covers the best 900 routes from the crags listed below.
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More Guidebooks:
South Devon and Dartmoor (1995)
Oak Tree Zig-Zag (VD**) and Hostile Witness E2(***) are both CLASSICS!
mad matt - 16/Apr/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Endoplasmic Reticulumf6A *5
2Sarcoplasmic reticulumf5+ *8
3Little AreteD 12
4LawbreakerVS 4b 47
5Hot-shotE3 6a *28
6Rite OnVS 5a 6
7Central ButtressHVD *132
8Senior's WallVS 4c 90
9Veteran's CrackE3 6b  
10Oak Tree Zag ZigVD **23
11Oak Tree Zig Zag directS 4a 24
12Oak Tree Zig-ZagVD **153
13Suspended SentenceHVS 5b *61
14Judge DreddE5 6a **1
15Hostile WitnessE2 5c ***73
16Innocent BystanderE4 6b *1
17Tiger TigerHVS 5a  
18No name!HVS 5a 5
19Trembling WallVS 5a 44
20Ash ChimneyVD 5
21KestrelHVS 5a 1
22MonsterE1 5b 5
23Law of NationsE4 6a  
24Legal AidHVS 5b 2
25Consecutive SentenceE1 5b/c *1
26Bench Pressf7A+ 1

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