Smallacombe Rocks

Climbs 100 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 350m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features
Limited climbing, excellent bouldering on the finest Moorland Granite. Solid and extremely rough. Everything from slabs to roofs. More details at

Approach notes
From Haytor head north after crossing the granite railway contour around the hillside until you reach the rocks [Kathryn Bromfield]

South Devon & Dartmoor New Routes Supplement (2007), South Devon and Dartmoor (1995)

Climbs at this crag

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40Middle Slope Sector P48V0 4c 3
41SmilerV3 6a **10
42Hidden AreteV0 5b 7
43Middle Slope Sector P50V2 5c 1
44Middle Slope Sector P51V0 4c 2
45Middle Slope Sector P53V1 5c 1
46Fox Hound (Middle Slope Sector P54)V6 *1
47Middle Slope Sector P55V1 5c 1
48Middle Slope Sector P56V0 5a 1
49Middle Slope Sector P57V0- 4b 9
51Slopey Traverse 2V4 6b *4
52Shorter Slopey Traverse (Javu p59)V4 6b **5
53Lower Slope Right P65V3 6a **9
54P 66V4 6b **1
55Lower Slope Right P67V0- 4a 2
56KormaV3 6a **7
57Protection (Javu p73)V3 6a ***3
59Lower Slope Left P76V2 5c 1
60Lower Slope Left P82V0 5a 1
61Gems' in a Granite SettingE5 6b ** 
62Javu P 91V3 6b *2
64Buzzard StartV1 5b **5
65BuzzardHVS 5b 10
66Buzzard DirectE1 5c  
67Summer HazeV3 6a 8
68Summit Area P3V0- 4c 6
69Javu p101V2 6a **8
70Javu P102V2 5c 4
71OrphanV4 6b **5
72Oh DudeV5 6b ***5
73Day TripperV3 6a 1
74GW TwatV5 6b *1
75Small AcornV3 6a **3
76Blackbird Chain *V7 6c *1
77Stray Waif *V8+  
78Street Child *V9  
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I went to Smallacombe and had a really good day today. Goto Javu before coming here to view detailed info on the crag. The crag is perched on the side of the rugged and remote Haytor Vale with fantastic views and not a soul in sight. I sought out P28 and Undercut Arete, both excellent hanging aretes. P52 (see Javu) was another great arete and I got close to the quality Smiler and will go back for it. There are many other fine little problems to go back for and I haven't even been around every area. A sublime days climbing!
BillyDavies - 08/Mar/11