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

You must be firkin' mad! © Sean Kelly

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).

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Good online guide here
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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Haytor North & East Faces 
2Corner Slab
VD 12
3SuperdirectS 4a 15
4Chimney & Direct
D 15
5Half Nelson
S 4a 5
6CanisVS 4c *134
7East ChimneyM 41
8Green ChimneyS 12
9Tunnel ChimneyM 15
10Diamond SkyE2 5b 9
11Vandal and AnnHVS 5b ***364
12Central Chimney
D 123
13Bridle Piton SlabD *273
14North Face ChimneyVS 4b 23
15West ChimneyD 29
16Direct Justice
E5 6b 6
17Rough JusticeE5 6a ***16
18Rough DiamondE4 6a ***27
19Glass Bead Game
E5 6a 3
20Rough 'n' Ready
E6 6b 3
21Frog's FailureE2 5b 11
22Cobleigh's ChimneyVD 68
23Funky Gibbon
E3 5c 2
24Saddle RibVD 22
25Grey Mare's GrooveD 89
 Haytor West (Main) Face 
27Letterbox WallVS 5b 174
28Letterbox Wall / Hangover ComboE1 5b ***286
29Don't Stop NowE2 5c *160
30Don't Stop Now - VariationE1 5b *10
31Little Fish Eats Big FishE3 6b 8
32Rock LobsterE3 6b **28
33HangoverE2 5c *130
34Hangover / Don't Stop Now ComboHVS 4c *8
35Zig ZagVD **1029
36Zig Zag DirectHVS 5b *9
37Bulging WallVD **1052
38Bulging Wall DirectHS 4a *33
39Step AcrossD *573
40Haggis Left HandHVS 5a *7
41HaggisE1 5b ***496
42D'ArtagnanE1 5c *184
43AthosVD *603
44AramisVS 4c **556
45Accomplice to MurderE1 5b 30
46Double Bubble
E1 6a 6
 Lowman Tor 
48CrunchieE2 5c 1
49PosidriveE4 5c 1
50Left Hand ThreadE2 5b 2
51ScrewVS 4c *81
52Thursday's Child
E5 6b **1
53Honeymoon CornerS 4a *385
54Shacked Up
E1 5c 1
55Outward BoundHVS 4c **730
56The FlierE1 5c *161
57Raven WingVS 4b **639
58Raven GullyS **931
59Raven DirectVS 4c *13
60InterrogationE3 6a ***146
61Interrogation Superdirect
E5 6a ***3
62AviationE1 5b ***640
63Aviation/RhinocerosE2 5a, 5c ***5
64Bermuda Bill
E4 6a 1
65Igneous Pig
E3 5c **16
66RhinocerosE2 5c **61
67Rhinoceros/AviatorE2 5c, 5a 2
68Die Laughing
E5 6c 1
69The Camel
E6 6c 1
70Blood Lust
E4 6b 3
71LevitationVS 4b **585
72Levitation DirectHVS 5b *112
E1 5b 14
VD 16
VD 29
76Low Man Girdle
E3 6a 5
E2 5c 3
79Raven Hill
VS 4b  
80Igneous Aviator (Aviation Direct)E1 5c, 5a  
81Fist and Buttock ClencherHVS 5c  

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