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Climbs 87
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 220m a.s.l
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Finishing Teasic Baric © gordy767

Crag features

A gift from the Great Earth Goddess Gaia! These boulders lay close to the Burrator Reservoir Dam. The Lakeside spot is an excellent venue for all. From total novices, to complete pro?s there is fun for all! Short problems to intense highballing! The best time to come here is March until the end of summer.
The granite is very nice, sticky and super sharp. Most boulders have been cleaned enough. The odd leaf sweeping or dirt blowing might be needed but on the most part it just needs a little bit of moss taken off the odd problem. More traffic will cure this.

The Main face is very prone to seepage and the ropes to assist topping out may or may not be in place. For your safety check for damp holds and top out ropes before embarking on these highball problems. The Great Roof is also slow to dry but all the other boulders will dry with a light breeze.

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Approach notes

General bouldering rules apply, obviously. Please park considerately, and be aware that the Access situation is unclear. No trouble has ever been had, but just incase, be nice, and leave if asked to. Its only a short trip to Combeshead tor!

Rustypeg guidebook doesn't seem to exist anymore. Dartmoor guide is quite good but there are some discrepancies... e.g. shorter sauce is described as a lip traverse in the Dartmoor guidebook
apwebber - 27/Sep/18
The in situ ropes didn't last long before someone half hitched them (ok, removed them :-)). It's probably best to take your own rope.
Kafoozalem - 22/May/13
Went there yesterday and there is no rope at top of main face anymore for top outs like is said in the Topo/Guide, don't know how long its been gone for
SimonMarcYoung - 22/May/13
Unearthed a new boulder in the main area near the riverside bloc. A few minor routes including a good crack and a very nice arete, Topo to follow
Ed morris - 05/May/13
Surprised this place hasn't had more attention, easy to get to, short walk in, beautiful forest and some hard and nice problems!
Beastly Squirrel - 16/Oct/11
"Burra" tor is a corruption of Berra or Beara tor, which is what it used to be known as back in the day. References: HIGH DARTMOOR by Eric Hemery page178 and THE GAZETTEER OF DARTMOOR NAMES by Mike Brown gives it a grid reference of SX 55205 67905 on page9
JPM - 16/Nov/10
The boulders were covered in about a foot of moss. Most granite underneath is fresh, sharp and loose crystals. It Took a fair amount of unearthing, so i would say. There hasnt been much activity here, ever. I have spoken to some fairly old locals. Would be great to see an early topo of the crag! And if you give me the details i will update the relevant info. Not sure how you know this is called Burrator. No evidence i can find to support that theory. The Village under the lake was Part of the Burrator Parish council, and the focal of the surrounding areas. Thanks for your input.
bunn.aroundthebloc - 19/Oct/10
I think this crag was actually worked out at least 10 years ago and probably long before that but noone bothered to record it. Its good that people are getting out and finally climbing these problems
nolan - 19/Oct/10
The Crag is in fact "Burra tor" after which the dam was named. Did alot of these problems about 6 - 8 years ago. Got a topo somewhere of the original names, will dig it out.
JPM - 16/Oct/10
I have Been Developing this crag for about a year. Most boulders have been worked out, but there are many more problems to go! So get here quickly! Please Clean the boulders you climb. Check the Guidebook for accurate topo's and info!
bunn.aroundthebloc - 17/Aug/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Baric's Roof
2 Tour de Baric V4 6
3 Jungle V.I.P f8A *** 15
4 King of the Swingers f7B+ ** 41
5 Avoiding Swingers V4+ 3
6 Teasing Baric V4 6a ** 53
7 Shorter Sauce V2 6a * 59
8 Drulux V2 6a 42
9 Drulux Extended f6A+ 6
10 Jewlux V2 5c 43
11 Captain Caveman V2 5c 64
12 Kelly's Willy Direct V0 5a 34
13 Kelly's Willy V0 5a 35
  The Slab
15 I Cant Think VB 4c 28
16 Easy Does It VB 4b 52
17 In Between V2 4c-6a 21
18 Nobbie's Niblits V1 5c 38
19 Blue bell ridge V0+ 2
  The Tower
21 Left the low hung fruit... V2 6a ** 12
22 Short back and sides V2 5c 15
23 Shit Rock V2 5c 37
  Angry Face Bloc
25 Angry Face V4 6a/b ** 11
26 Angry Bitch V4 6a 15
27 Its YOURS! V0 5b 10
  The Great Roof
29 Love the skin you're in V2 5c * 2
30 The Great Roof Traverse V1 5b * 12
31 Choked V0 5b * 12
32 On Width V2 6a 1
33 West Way V1 5c 23
34 Fer Feck Sake Alex! V4 6b 18
Climb name Grade
35 Right Direct V0 5a 25
36 Right Indirect f5+ * 5
37 BiBeta VB 4c 6
38 BiBeta sit start V1 5c * 3
  Main Face
40 Afternoon Delight V1 5b * 5
41 Slow Down V2 5c 4
42 Tallist V2 6a/b/c 1
43 Rib Route V2 5c 4
44 Rib Right V3 6a 3
45 Forced inversion of the deltoid ligament V0- 5a 3
46 Billys the Best V0 5a 7
47 Birch Tree Wall VB 11
48 Squirrel Quirrel V4 6a 2
49 Release Your Squirrel V3 6a * 2
50 DTTT f7B * 2
  Lower Boulder
52 Divide and Conquer V1 5c * 38
53 Divide and Conquer Sit Start f7A * 47
54 Divide and eliminate f7B 11
55 One Way Hallucination V5 6b *** 37
56 One way Hallucination Sit Start f7A *** 33
57 Eliminating Hazel f7A 9
58 Hazel Arete V0 5a 58
59 Less of your lip V1 3
  Riverside Bloc
61 Emflex V2 6a 12
62 Merck V1 5c 19
63 Midge Warfare V1 5c 13
64 Spider Attack! V2 5c 10
65 Mossy Fibres V1 6a 3
66 Spider Relax V0 5a 15
  Turtle Roof Bloc
68 Turtle Roof f7A ** 16
Climb name Grade
69 Heroes in a Half Shell f7A+ 8
70 Ninja Tortoise f5+ 6
71 Shredder f6A * 4
72 Splinter f7A ** 5
73 Hero Splinter f7A+ 3
74 Splinter Direct f6B+ 7
  Cracked Boulder
76 Gentleman Jim VB 4b * 21
77 Rayond Briggs V1 5c * 15
78 Ape index V2 5c * 11
79 Weibull distribution VB 4c 18
80 Too short VB 4b 16
  Hermit Cave
82 Hermit Cave Project V5 6b?? * 1
  Hidden Roof
84 Roof of Payne V5 6b * 4
85 Hidden Roof Traverse V1 5b 6
86 The Young One V4 6a 5
87 Herbert the Pervert V0+ 5a 14
88 Yard it V0 5a 5
89 Style it V1 5b 5
90 Cranked V2 5c 11
91 Top it Direct V2 5c 4
92 Just Top it Already V2 5c 11
  Boathouse Boulder
94 Left Arete VB 4b 7
95 Fat attack VB 4c 8
96 Blair witch project VB 4c * 10
97 Pyramid in the woods V2 5c * 7
98 Chocolate River V4 6a * 5
99 Right arete V1 5b 10
  Opposite Bank Boulder
101 Right Side VB 4c 5
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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