Black Hill Boulders

Climbs 18 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude ? – Faces ?

Crag features
Nice little venue tucked away from the crowds on a glorious hill side. The outstanding problem is Rowes Arete at V5 6b but there are some lovely strong lines scattered along the hill amongst the trees.

Access notes
From Bovey Tracy follow the signs to Haytor until you enter Haytor Vale where you take a sharp right turn (not sign posted to anywhere). Continue along this road for a mile or so until you reach a large parking area on the right immediately before a cattle grid.

Park here and cross the road following the large bridleway up and to the right. Folow this for 5 - 10 mins until you see some boulders up ahead. The track then heads slightly down hill to the right follow this to the large prominant pyramid shaped boulder on the left.

Guidebooks
South Devon and Dartmoor (1995)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
1The Opener (Javu 1)V4 6b **
2Pyramid FaceV0 4a
3The PyramidV3 6a *
4The Crack (Javu 4)V4 6b **
5Rowes AreteV5 6b ***
6Slopey Traverse (Javu 5)V4 6b *
7The Groove (Javu 6)V5 6b
8The Wall (Javu 7)V1 5b
9Right Wall (Javu 8)V3 6a
10Right Arete (Javu 9)V3 6a *
11Slab (Javu 10)V0 4a
12Javu 12V5 6b
13Javu 13V1 5a
14Javu 14V4 6b
15Javu 15V4 6b
16Javu 16V2 5b
17Javu 13 sit start *V1 5c
18Rowes arête sit start.V7 ***
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
lovely little venue with beautiful views. likely to be on your own on absorbing and quality problems. the crack on rowes arete seems to stay pretty damp and manky after rain unfortunatly, but 'the crack' was in good nick after heavy rain. great spot.
w.pettet-smith - 06/Feb/10