Climbs 142
Rocktype Granite

Faces all

Proof of Concept, V5 6B, Combshead Tor, Dartmoor © Brian H

Crag features

Problems up to V9 6c.

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Approach notes

At the Eastern end of Burrator Resevoir is Norsworthy Bridge and a parking area. From here head South Eastish along a track, passing the ruins of a building on the right, until the track opens out and a paths leads on across a couple of field. On the hillside directly in front of you will a fine smattering of boulders, the largest of which is at the top of the hill and called Cuckoo Rock.

Climbed the large chimney on the main tor ~10m. Anybody know if its a route?
Samuel Wainwright - 27/Apr/15
Excellent on line guide at
Phil79 - 29/May/09
Dire approach? Its a wonderful walk in!
richardr - 08/Aug/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Cracked Boulder 
2Cracked Boulder TraverseV2 68
3Problem 2V2 29
4Traverse and SlabV3 36
5Problem 4V2 3
6Ramp traverseV2 10
7Problem 6V2 10
8Problem 7V1 11
9ZealousV2 1
 Sharp Arete Block 
11Sloping AreteV1 60
12Problem 10V4 27
13Sharp AreteV2 109
14Problem 12V1 35
15Crystal WallV3 32
16Crystal AreteV0 42
17Problem 15V4 8
18Problem 16V0 18
19The CrackV1 20
20Problem 18V5  
21Problem 19V4 2
 The Slabs 
23Problem 20V2 1
24Slab RightV0 63
25The SlabV0 62
26Slab LeftV0 61
27Slab Left (Missing out the left arÍte)V0 21
28Cracked SlabV0 31
29Problem 25V0 19
30SlabV2 **9
31Dynamic AreteV2 6
32Problem 27V1 1
33Simon's RoofV5 22
34Balancing ActV2 5
35Strong ManV2 3
36Problem 31V0 3
37BreakdownV0 14
38Problem 33V2 7
39Problem 34V7 1
40MercyV4 8
 Hanging Groove Boulder 
42Hanging GrooveV1 25
43Problem 37V1 23
44Slabby RibV0 24
 The Pyramid 
46Problem 39V0 25
47Problem 40V0 21
48Problem 41V0 20
49Problem 42V1 18
50Rhino's BackV0 19
51DragoonV1 17
 Cuckoo Rock 
53Problem 45V4 7
54Problem 46 (Feathers)E5 6b **5
55Problem 47V3 9
56Problem 48none 15
57Problem 49V4 3
58Problem 50V3 1
59Problem 51V0 18
60Problem 52V0 25
61Problem 53V0 11
 T-Crack Boulder 
63SyncV0 29
64ReachV2 23
65Problem 56V4 11
66Problem 57V7 2
67Problem 58V5 6
 The Block 
69Problem 59V0 20
70Problem 60V2 26
71Problem 61V0 34
72Problem 62V0 24
73Problem 63V4 7
74Problem 64V0 8
 Proof of Concept boulder 
76Problem 65V0 22
77Problem 66V0 21
78Proof of ConceptV5 42
79Problem 68none 1
80Problem 69V5 2
81Problem 70none  
 Dyno From Undercuts 
83Problem 71V6 1
84Dyno from UndercutsV6 52
85Problem 73V0 14
86Problem 74V7 4
87Flake 'n' SlabV1 19
 Perverts Traverse 
89Pervert's TraverseV4 19
90Pervert's Traverse - Extended StartV5 5
91Problem 77none 1
92Problem 78 (Peeping Tom)V9 3
 Hanging Flake Boulder 
94Hanging FlakesV4 116
95Flake CrackV0 99
96Problem 81V6 12
97Problem 82V2 15
98Problem 83V1 10
99Problem 84none 1
100Problem 85V1 49
101Northern LightsV1 35
102Problem 87V4 29
103Problem 88V4 6
104Problem 89none  
105Problem 90none  
V4 1
107Problem 2 SS *V6  
108Side Effects *V10  
109Aurora *V8  
110Flake Wall *V5  
111Hypothesis *V10 1
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