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Climbs 40
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 341m a.s.l
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Previous gallery image with P'shop removals and tweaking (tweaked from web version, not original, hence quality) © Ben Thorne

Crag features

Bell Tor faces southwest and the sun for most of the days which is probably why it’s called “Bell” (Druid for Sun). It’s made up of a huge jumble of Granite boulders only a number of which are regularly climbed.

It’s very close to the popular Bonehill Rocks and as such remains very quiet although there are some excellent problems and beautiful views of Widecombe in the Moor. A great place for visitors who’ve finally had enough of Bonehill Rocks and got that itch (but go to Hound Tor first).

Keep Dartmoor Clean and Wild. Take home what you bring and keep to the tracks.

Approach notes

Drive and park on the North of Bonehill (3rd car park) then it's over the road and a 5 minute walk gently uphill. This is the start of a good walk over to Honeybag Tor and is one of a few great Tors within easy walking distance.


Great crag for bouldering if Bonehill is busy!
space monkey - 27/Sep/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
2 P1 VB 4c 59
3 P2 Arete V1 ** 72
4 P2 arete - sit start V1 13
5 P3 V2 21
6 P4 Trav to Arete V3 19
7 Crack V2 4
  Little Overhang
9 P5 V0- 28
10 P6 Eliminate V4 14
11 P7 V0+ * 34
13 P8 VB 2c 21
14 P9 VB 5a 13
15 P10 VB 4b 13
Climb name Grade
16 P11 Chicken Head V1 *** 14
17 Polaris V5 6b * 5
  Beau Wall Area
19 P12 VB 42
20 P12.5 R Arete V1 2
21 P13 Beau Wall V3 *** 51
22 P14 Famous Grouse V6 *** 26
23 Hard Candy V5 * 27
24 Hard Candy - standing start V1 3
25 P15 V5 * 14
26 P16 V2 27
27 P17 V1 3
28 P18 Slab V0 ** 58
29 P19
V0 5a 16
30 P20 Bell End
V4 6b 3
Climb name Grade
31 P21 V2 3
32 P22
V1 5b 2
33 P23
V0 5a 1
34 P24
V0 4c 4
35 P25
V4 6b 2
36 P26 Upper V Cut Arete V0 16
37 P27
V0- 5a 5
38 P28
V0 5a 2
  Summit and Isolated Block
40 N Slab V0+ 18
41 IB E Wall 1 VB 19
42 IB E Wall 2 VB 17
43 IB E Wall 3 V1 8
44 Pasty Annihilator V4 6a  
  Moved climbs from Bell Tor

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