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Rocktype Granite
Altitude 366m a.s.l
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6b arete near Cuckoo Rock © Brian Hannon

Crag features

A spread out series of boulders dot the hillside of Down Tor, conveniently located west of the popular Norsworthy Bridge parking at the far end of Burrator reservoir. Normally combined with a trip to Cuckoo Rock / Combeshead Tor. This is rapidly becoming a very worthwhile venue for the low to mid grade boulderer - of which there isn't that much on the moor.

Good topo here.

Approach notes

Park at Norsworthy Bridge at the far end of Burrator reservoir and follow the obvious path eastwards, initially across grassy fields, to climb up to the Tor proper.

Someone took a massive dump under the Overhanging Wall. It's been there at least a month. Probably take all winter to get rid of it.
apwebber - 02/Nov/18
Free downloadable guide now available at http://rustypeg.co.uk/
Kafoozalem - 05/Oct/13
Hi Folks, Many of the listed problems have been climbed before. I had a sketch topo of some of the main problems from 99/00 or so although that is sadly well lost and there is plenty more information available here. There will be a topo in the upcoming CC guide to Dartmoor. If anyone who climbs here regularly wants to have some input then please contact me. Thanks. James
Airtime! - 24/Jul/13
Any update on a guide ?
SimonMarcYoung - 24/May/13
Hi I did quite a lot of these problems back in 2007-2010 with a few mates. Any one fancy a boulder to get some more pics and go through the routes?
jld579 - 08/May/13
By next year this will be a more popular crag than coombeshead...
John Henry Wynn - 19/Apr/13
An online guide is a work in progress.
Kafoozalem - 17/Apr/13
hope to see some form of guide for the lazy soon - looks like a great low grade venue
chudders1 - 07/Apr/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Down Tor
2 Down Tor summit
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summit 10
  *Corkscrew Area*
  Corkscrew Block
5 Corkscrew Flake VB 4c 36
6 Corkscrew V2 * 14
7 Corkscrew Arête V1 28
  High Block
9 Wall V0 17
10 Easy Arête VB 30
11 Blunt Arête V2 13
12 Dyno V1 13
  Southern Block
14 Big Flake VB * 24
15 Flared Starfish V1 2
16 Flared Starfish Eliminate V3 1
17 Flared Cracks V0 24
18 Tricky Arête V2 6
19 Tricky Arête Right-hand V2 3
  Miniscule Sausage etc Block
21 Drake f6C+ 2
22 Climbs to Have Done V2 5
23 Groove and Rib VB 16
24 Miniscule Sausage E2 6a 5
25 Arête Right of Sausage V0 12
26 Flat Sausage V0 * 24
27 Blunt Arête on Right V1 15
28 Slab Left VB 23
29 Slab Middle V1 12
30 Slab Right V1 15
31 A Face in Profile VB 9
32 A Face in Profile, Sit-start
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V0 7
33 A Hole V2 * 17
34 A Hole Right-hand V2 * 9
35 Jam Crack VB 12
36 Left Arête VB 20
37 Right Arête VB 23
38 Right Arête, Sit-start V0+ 2
39 Cheers and Gone * f3+ * 1
  Whale Back Boulder
41 6b Arête V3 ** 25
42 6b Arête Right-hand (No Flakelet) V2 * 10
43 Arête and Flakelet V1 ** 42
44 Double Scoop V3 * 25
45 Rightside Route V5 * 10
46 Rightside with early Escape V2 * 22
47 East Side Traverse V3 * 11
48 Higher Traverse V4 * 2
49 Highest traverse V1 1
  Stonewalled Area
51 Stonewalled V5 * 1
Climb name Grade
52 Mini 10 V0 1
53 Bump and Grind V1 4
  *Main Tor*
  Lower - Great Overhanging Boulder
56 Great Overhanging Boulder V6 ** 3
57 East Face Traverse V3 * 7
58 East Face Top Traverse V0+ 14
59 East Face Left Side V0- 17
60 East Face Central VB 18
61 East Face Right Side V0- 16
  Lower - Cavern
63 The Cavern V2 6
64 Cavern Arête V0- 12
65 Cavern Arête Sit-start V1 * 12
66 Cavern Arête Right Side
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VB 6
  Lower - Pyramid Block
68 Step Up V1 31
69 Pyramid Block Arête Left Side VB 33
70 Pyramid Block Arête Right Side V1 25
71 Right Wall V1 23
72 Right Wall, Sit-start V4 5
73 Right Wall Direct f5 2
74 Right Wall by Any Means VB 12
75 Pyramid Block Right Arête V3 5
  Lower - Minging Crack and Triple Slab
77 Minging Crack V1 21
78 The Nose V1 * 11
79 Left-hand Slab V2 20
80 Left-hand Crack
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VB 18
81 Central Slab using Left Arête
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V0- 19
82 Central Slab V0 32
83 Central Crack VB 18
84 Right-hand Slab VB 37
  Middle - Split Boulder
86 Courting is a Pleasure V5 ** 26
87 Cheeky Pinch VB 17
88 Cheeky Pinch, Sit-start V3 * 24
  Middle - Apex Boulder
90 Apex Traverse V0+ 29
91 Obvious Mantel V0 2
  Middle - Compact Wall
93 Far Left Crack V0- 19
94 Mantle Practice V1 17
95 First Layback V0 21
96 In Between
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VB 14
97 Second Layback
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V1 14
98 Wall Superdirect V2 12
99 Wall Direct V1 12
100 Diagonal Flakes V0- 33
101 Pooh Crack V1 5
102 Pooh Arête Left Side V3 7
Climb name Grade
103 Pooh Arête Right Side V1 8
104 Pooh Corner V1 5
105 Pooh Corner Chimney Style VB 5
  Middle - Poo Boulder
107 Pooh Slab V1 * 31
108 Pooh Slab using Offwidth
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VB 31
109 Left-hand Offwidth VB 30
110 Heather Crack VB 27
111 Main Slab
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V1 * 44
112 Grass Crack
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VB 29
113 Right-hand Offwidth
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VB 35
114 Pinnacle Slab using both Arête
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VB 30
115 Pinnacle Slab using Right Arête Only
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V0- 29
116 Guillotine Chimney VB 19
  Middle - Undercut Wall
118 Jug Route V1 * 17
119 Wafer Route V1 * 11
120 Wafer Traverse V1 6
121 Low Traverse V4 ** 3
122 Low Life Traverse V4  
123 Midlife Crisis V3 2
124 Scoopy left arete V0 1
  Middle - Tufted Slabs Block
126 No Name Block Right-hand V0 4
127 No Name Block Left-hand V0 6
128 Tufted Left V2 7
129 Tufted Central V2 * 9
130 Tufted Right V2 * 9
  *Main Tor*
  Crunchy Wall
133 Rib and Wall VB 3
  Upper - Overhanging Wall Block
135 Pagan Poetry V5 ** 3
136 Mikey's Dyno V3 2
137 2 Pint Murray V4 * 1
138 Overhanging Wall V3 ** 11
139 Overhanging Crack V4 * 2
140 Dirty Cracks V0 3
141 Inclusion V1 * 3
142 Rik's Little Arête V1 4
143 Bored at the Rippled Wall V1 2
  Northeast Side
145 Bullet V4 * 18
146 Dragon Fly V5 ** 2
147 No Moor Nipples V4 ** 3
148 Creamface f6B 1
149 Creamface left arete f2 1
  Other Main Tor Problems
151 Tank Traverse V1 1
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