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Lakeside Boulders


Climbs 72 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 220m a.s.l – Faces W

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A gift from the Great Earth Goddess Gaia! These boulders lay close to the Burrator Reservoir Dam. The Lakeside spot is an excellent venue for all. From total novices, to complete pro’s there is fun for all! Short problems to intense highballing! The best time to come here is March until the end of summer.

The granite is very nice, sticky and super sharp. Most boulders have been cleaned enough. The odd leaf sweeping or dirt blowing might be needed but on the most part it just needs a little bit of moss taken off the odd problem. More traffic will cure this.

The Main face is very prone to seepage and the ropes to assist topping out may or may not be in place. For your safety check for damp holds and top out ropes before embarking on these highball problems. The Great Roof is also slow to dry but all the other boulders will dry with a light breeze.

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Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Jungle V.I.Pf8A ***8
3King of the Swingersf7B+ **9
4Teasing BaricV4 6a **9
5Shorter SauceV2 6a *18
6DruluxV2 6a 14
7Drulux Extendedf6A+ 2
8JewluxV2 5c 13
9Captain CavemanV2 5c 18
10Kelly's Willy DirectV0 5a 19
11Kelly's WillyV0 5a 20
13I Cant ThinkVB 4c 19
14Easy Does ItVB 4b 26
15In BetweenV2 4c-6a 13
16Nobbie's NiblitsV1 5c 12
18Left the low hung fruit...V2 6a **1
19Short back and sidesV2 5c 9
20Shit RockV2 5c 15
22Angry FaceV4 6a/b **5
23Angry BitchV4 6a 3
24Its YOURS!V0 5b 6
26Love the skin you're inV2 5c *1
27The Great Roof TraverseV1 5b *4
28ChokedV0 5b *7
29On WidthV2 6a  
30West WayV1 5c 11
31Fer Feck Sake Alex!V4 6b 11
32Right DirectV0 5a 13
33BiBetaVB 4c 4
34BiBeta sit startV1 5c *1
35Turtle Rooff7A **4
37Afternoon DelightV1 5b *1
38Slow DownV2 5c 1
39TallistV2 6a/b/c 1
40Rib RouteV2 5c 1
41Rib RightV3 6a 2
42Forced inversion of the deltoid ligamentV0- 5a 3
43Billys the BestV0 5a 4
 Climb nameGradex
44Birch Tree WallVB 4c 10
45Squirrel QuirrelV4 6a 2
46Release Your SquirrelV3 6a *1
47DTTTf7B * 
49Divide and ConquerV1 5c *13
50Divide and Conquer Sit Startf7A *9
51One Way HallucinationV5 6b ***12
52One way Hallucination Sit Startf7B ***8
53Eliminating Hazelf7A 1
54Hazel AreteV0 5a 16
56EmflexV2 6a 8
57MerckV1 5c 12
58Midge WarfareV1 5c 9
59Spider Attack!V2 5c 9
60Mossy FibresV1 6a 3
61Spider RelaxV0 5a 12
63Gentleman JimVB 4b *8
64Rayond BriggsV1 5c *7
65Ape indexV2 5c *5
66Weibull distributionVB 4c 8
67Too shortVB 4b 7
69Hermit Cave ProjectV5 6b?? * 
71Roof of PayneV5 6b *1
72Hidden Roof TraverseV1 5b 2
73The Young OneV4 6a 1
74Herbert the PervertV0+ 5a 4
75CrankedV2 5c 2
76Just Top it AlreadyV2 5c 2
78Left AreteVB 4b 6
79Fat attackVB 4c 7
80Blair witch projectVB 4c *8
81Pyramid in the woodsV2 5c *7
82Chocolate RiverV4 6a *5
83Right areteV1 5b 8
85Right SideVB 4c 3
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Access notes
General bouldering rules apply, obviously. Please park considerately, and be aware that the Access situation is unclear. No trouble has ever been had, but just incase, be nice, and leave if asked to. Its only a short trip to Combeshead tor!

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The in situ ropes didn't last long before someone half hitched them (ok, removed them :-)). It's probably best to take your own rope.
Kafoozalem - 22/May/13

Went there yesterday and there is no rope at top of main face anymore for top outs like is said in the Topo/Guide, don't know how long its been gone for
SimonMarcYoung - 22/May/13

Unearthed a new boulder in the main area near the riverside bloc. A few minor routes including a good crack and a very nice arete, Topo to follow
Ed morris - 05/May/13

Surprised this place hasn't had more attention, easy to get to, short walk in, beautiful forest and some hard and nice problems!
Beastly Squirrel - 16/Oct/11

"Burra" tor is a corruption of Berra or Beara tor, which is what it used to be known as back in the day. References: HIGH DARTMOOR by Eric Hemery page178 and THE GAZETTEER OF DARTMOOR NAMES by Mike Brown gives it a grid reference of SX 55205 67905 on page9
JPM - 16/Nov/10

The boulders were covered in about a foot of moss. Most granite underneath is fresh, sharp and loose crystals. It Took a fair amount of unearthing, so i would say. There hasnt been much activity here, ever. I have spoken to some fairly old locals. Would be great to see an early topo of the crag! And if you give me the details i will update the relevant info. Not sure how you know this is called Burrator. No evidence i can find to support that theory. The Village under the lake was Part of the Burrator Parish council, and the focal of the surrounding areas. Thanks for your input.
El3ctroFuzz - 19/Oct/10

I think this crag was actually worked out at least 10 years ago and probably long before that but noone bothered to record it. Its good that people are getting out and finally climbing these problems
nolan - 19/Oct/10

The Crag is in fact "Burra tor" after which the dam was named. Did alot of these problems about 6 - 8 years ago. Got a topo somewhere of the original names, will dig it out.
JPM - 16/Oct/10

I have Been Developing this crag for about a year. Most boulders have been worked out, but there are many more problems to go! So get here quickly! Please Clean the boulders you climb. Check the Guidebook for accurate topo's and info!
El3ctroFuzz - 17/Aug/10