Haytor (aka Hay Tor) and Low Man

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

Crag features
Fine climbing up to 90ft on Haytor and 150ft on Low Man, some just that bit too long for bouldering (though plenty to be found nearer the ground). 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 is a must and aviation too!

Access 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

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  Climb nameGrade
2CanisVS 4c *
3East ChimneyM
4Diamond SkyE2 5b
5Vandal and AnnHVS 5b **
6Central ChimneyD
7Bridle Piton SlabD
8North Face ChimneyVS 6b
9Direct JusticeE5 6b
10Rough JusticeE5 6a
11Rough DiamondE4 6a
12Glass Bead GameE5 6a
13Rough N ReadyE6 6b
14Frogs FailureE2 5b
15Cobleighs ChimneyVD
16Funky GibbonE3 5c
17Saddle RibVD
18Grey Mares GrooveD
20Letterbox wallVS 5b,4b
21Letterbox Wall / Hangover ComboE2 5c **
22Don't Stop NowE2 5c *
23Little Fish Eats Big FishE3 6b
24Rock LobsterE3 6b **
25HangoverE2 5c *
26Zig ZagVD
27Bulging WallVD **
28Step AcrossD *
29Haggis Left HandHVS 5a *
30HaggisE1 5b ***
31D'artagnanE1 5c *
33AramisVS 4c *
34Accomplice to MurderE1 5b
35Double BubbleE1 6a
37Outward BoundHVS 4c *
38The FlierE1 5c *
39Raven WingVS 4b *
40Raven GullyS 4a **
41InterrogationE3 6a ***
42Interrogation SuperdirectE5 6a ***
43AviationE1 5b ***
44RhinocerosE2 5c **
45Honeymoon CornerS 4a
46LevitationVS 4b **
47West ChimneyD
49Levitation DirectHVS 5b *
50SuperdirectS 4a
51CrunchieE2 5c
52ScrewVS 4b
53Thursdays ChildE5 6b **
54Shacked UpE1 5c
55Bermuda BillE4 6a
56Igneous PigE3 5c **
57Die LaughingE5 6c
58The CamelE6 6c
59Blood LustE4 6b
60LeviE1 5b
63Low Man GirdleE3 5a 6a
64DehydrationE2 5c 5c
65Raven DirectVS 4c *
66Green ChimneyS
67Tunnel ChimneyM
68Corner SlabVD
69Chimney & DirectD
70Half NelsonS 4a
71Don't Stop Now - VariationE1 5b *
72Big Fish Eats Little FishE3 6b
73SandmanE3 5c
74ZigzagD **
75Raven Hill *VS 4b
76Bulging Wall Direct *HS 4a *
77Left Hand ThreadE2 5b
78PosidriveE4 5c
79Hangover/Dont Stop Now ComboHVS 4c *
80Zigzag Direct *HVS 5b *
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
we finished a climb in the dark but accidentally left a 20cm quickdraw and a nut on the ground somewhere, please do keep an eye out as I would like to give my friend his gear back! [s.thursz@btinternet.com]
s.thursz - 13/Nov/13
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