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

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2CanisVS 4c *114
3East ChimneyM 35
4Diamond SkyE2 5b 6
5Vandal and AnnHVS 5b ***280
6Central ChimneyD 106
7Bridle Piton SlabD *215
8North Face ChimneyVS 6b 21
9Direct JusticeE5 6b 4
10Rough JusticeE5 6a ***15
11Rough DiamondE4 6a ***22
12Glass Bead GameE5 6a 2
13Rough N ReadyE6 6b 2
14Frogs FailureE2 5b 6
15Cobleighs ChimneyVD 58
16Funky GibbonE3 5c  
17Saddle RibVD 18
18Grey Mares GrooveD 76
20Letterbox wallVS 5b,4b 144
21Letterbox Wall / Hangover ComboE1 5b ***201
22Don't Stop NowE2 5c *126
23Little Fish Eats Big FishE3 6b 4
24Rock LobsterE3 6b **23
25HangoverE2 5c *112
26Zig ZagD **746
27Bulging WallVD **833
28Step AcrossD *435
29Haggis Left HandHVS 5a *3
30HaggisE1 5b ***383
31D'artagnanE1 5c *143
32AthosVD *477
33AramisVS 4c **431
34Accomplice to MurderE1 5b 29
35Double BubbleE1 6a 5
37Outward BoundHVS 5a **520
38The FlierE1 5b *109
39Raven WingVS 4b *462
40Raven GullyS **757
41InterrogationE3 6a ***86
42Interrogation SuperdirectE5 6a ***2
43AviationHVS 5b ***434
44RhinocerosE3 6a **42
45Honeymoon CornerS 4a *302
46LevitationVS 4b **421
47West ChimneyD 23
48CapstanVD 17
49Levitation DirectHVS 5b *82
50SuperdirectS 4a 14
51CrunchieE2 5c  
52ScrewVS 4c *55
53Thursdays ChildE5 6b ** 
54Shacked UpE1 5c  
55Bermuda BillE4 6a  
56Igneous PigE3 5c **15
57Die LaughingE5 6c  
58The CamelE6 6c  
59Blood LustE4 6b 2
60LeviE1 5b 7
61NamelessVD 14
62CapstanVD 10
63Low Man GirdleE3 5a 6a 4
64DehydrationE2 5c 5c 2
65Raven DirectVS 4c *9
66Green ChimneyS 10
67Tunnel ChimneyM 11
68Corner SlabVD 8
69Chimney & DirectD 13
70Half NelsonS 4a 4
71Don't Stop Now - VariationE1 5b *6
72Big Fish Eats Little FishE3 6b 1
73SandmanE3 5c  
74ZigzagD **42
75Raven Hill *VS 4b  
76Bulging Wall Direct *HS 4a *8
77Left Hand ThreadE2 5b 1
78PosidriveE4 5c  
79Hangover/Dont Stop Now ComboHVS 4c *2
80Zigzag Direct *HVS 5b *2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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