Haytor (aka Hay Tor) and Low Man

Climbs 79 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 400m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Some of the best and longest routes on Dartmoor, with rough granite feldspar giving rounded overhangs, flakes, breaks and cracks. Haytor will delight the sub-E1 climber, while Low Man offers more for those on E2 and above. Interrogation (E3) and Aviation (HVS/E1) stand out as the best routes of their respective grades on Dartmoor. A very popular spot to visit so don't expect solitude.

Approach notes
On the A38, if approaching from the N follow signs to Bovey Travey and then signposts to Haytor. From the S exit the A38 at Ashburton, then follow signs to Widecombe and Haytor. There is a car park below the main tor: follow the broad green track, which takes you to Haytor's W face. Low Man is to the SW (on your L).

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

South West Climbs Volume 2 (2014), West Country Climbs (2010), South Devon & Dartmoor New Routes Supplement (2007), South Devon and Dartmoor (1995)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Corner SlabVD 9
3SuperdirectS 4a 14
4Chimney & DirectD 13
5Half NelsonS 4a 4
6CanisVS 4c *122
7East ChimneyM 37
8Green ChimneyS 10
9Tunnel ChimneyM 14
10Diamond SkyE2 5b 8
11Vandal and AnnHVS 5b ***308
12Central ChimneyD 112
13Bridle Piton SlabD *242
14North Face ChimneyVS 6b 21
15West ChimneyD 24
16Direct JusticeE5 6b 4
17Rough JusticeE5 6a ***15
18Rough DiamondE4 6a ***24
19Glass Bead GameE5 6a 2
20Rough 'n' ReadyE6 6b 2
21Frog's FailureE2 5b 10
22Cobleigh's ChimneyVD 60
23Funky GibbonE3 5c 1
24Saddle RibVD 19
25Grey Mare's GrooveD 80
27Letterbox WallVS 5b 152
28Letterbox Wall / Hangover ComboE1 5b ***233
29Don't Stop NowE2 5c *138
30Don't Stop Now - VariationE1 5b *7
31Little Fish Eats Big FishE3 6b 6
32Rock LobsterE3 6b **26
33HangoverE2 5c *116
34Hangover / Don't Stop Now ComboHVS 4c *2
35Zig ZagVD **878
36Zig Zag DirectHVS 5b *4
37Bulging WallVD **917
38Bulging Wall DirectHS 4a *20
39Step AcrossD *480
40Haggis Left HandHVS 5a *3
41HaggisE1 5b ***414
42D'ArtagnanE1 5c *154
43AthosVD *522
44AramisVS 4c **467
45Accomplice to MurderE1 5b 29
46Double BubbleE1 6a 5
48CrunchieE2 5c  
49PosidriveE4 5c  
50Left Hand ThreadE2 5b 1
51ScrewVS 4c *67
52Thursday's ChildE5 6b ** 
53Honeymoon CornerS 4a *334
54Shacked UpE1 5c  
55Outward BoundHVS 4c **581
56The FlierE1 5c *126
57Raven WingVS 4b **532
58Raven GullyS **818
59Raven DirectVS 4c *9
60InterrogationE3 6a ***99
61Interrogation SuperdirectE5 6a ***2
62AviationE1 5b ***495
63Aviation/RhinocerosE2 5a, 5c *** 
64Bermuda BillE4 6a  
65Igneous PigE3 5c **15
66RhinocerosE2 5c **47
67Rhinoceros/AviatorE2 5c, 5a 1
68Die LaughingE5 6c  
69The CamelE6 6c  
70Blood LustE4 6b 2
71LevitationVS 4b **486
72Levitation DirectHVS 5b *87
73LeviE1 5b 9
74NamelessVD 14
75CapstanVD 27
76Low Man GirdleE3 6a 4
77DehydrationE2 5c 2
79Raven Hill VS 4b  
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Good online guide here http://javu.co.uk/Climbing/Guides/DartmoorRoutes/Haytor/index.shtml
Kafoozalem - 09/Jul/13
There is now an abseil point that someone has kindly placed at the top of Bridal Piton Slab. This makes what was a tricky descent much safer, so no excuses not to have a crack at the north face routes!
John_Warner - 15/Apr/07