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.

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
2Corner SlabVD 9
3SuperdirectS 4a 14
4Chimney & DirectD 13
5Half NelsonS 4a 4
6CanisVS 4c *116
7East ChimneyM 35
8Green ChimneyS 10
9Tunnel ChimneyM 11
10Diamond SkyE2 5b 6
11Vandal and AnnHVS 5b **289
12Central ChimneyD 108
13Bridle Piton SlabD 230
14North Face ChimneyVS 6b 21
15West ChimneyD 23
16Direct JusticeE5 6b 4
17Rough JusticeE5 6a ***15
18Rough DiamondE4 6a ***22
19Glass Bead GameE5 6a 2
20Rough 'n' ReadyE6 6b 2
21Frog's FailureE2 5b 10
22Cobleigh's ChimneyVD 59
23Funky GibbonE3 5c  
24Saddle RibVD 18
25Grey Mare's GrooveD 79
27Letterbox WallVS 5b 149
28Letterbox Wall / Hangover ComboE1 5b **213
29Don't Stop NowE2 5c *130
30Don't Stop Now - VariationE1 5b *6
31Little Fish Eats Big FishE3 6b 6
32Rock LobsterE3 6b **26
33HangoverE2 5c *114
34Hangover / Don't Stop Now ComboHVS 4c *2
35Zig ZagVD *838
36Zig Zag DirectHVS 5b *4
37Bulging WallVD **877
38Bulging Wall DirectHS 4a *15
39Step AcrossD *466
40Haggis Left HandHVS 5a *3
41HaggisE1 5b ***405
42D'ArtagnanE1 5c *149
43AthosVD 506
44AramisVS 4c *449
45Accomplice to MurderE1 5b 29
46Double BubbleE1 6a 5
48CrunchieE2 5c  
49PosidriveE4 5c  
50Left Hand ThreadE2 5b 1
51ScrewVS 4b 63
52Thursday's ChildE5 6b ** 
53Honeymoon CornerS 4a 320
54Shacked UpE1 5c  
55Outward BoundHVS 4c *563
56The FlierE1 5c *120
57Raven WingVS 4b *502
58Raven GullyS 4a **792
59Raven DirectVS 4c *9
60InterrogationE3 6a ***94
61Interrogation SuperdirectE5 6a ***2
62AviationE1 5b ***469
63Bermuda BillE4 6a  
64Igneous PigE3 5c **15
65RhinocerosE2 5c **45
66Die LaughingE5 6c  
67The CamelE6 6c  
68Blood LustE4 6b 2
69LevitationVS 4b **467
70Levitation DirectHVS 5b *84
71LeviE1 5b 8
72NamelessVD 14
73CapstanVD 27
74Low Man GirdleE3 6a 4
75DehydrationE2 5c 2
77Raven Hill VS 4b  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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