Climbs 40
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces E

Olly finishing at Sheeps Tor © Matt Walters

Crag features

Excellent climbing for the lower-grade climber with routes up to 35ft. Eminently worthwhile routes despite the lack of height. Recommendations include Mushroom Wall (VS 4c) and Wind Wall (HVS 5a). Also Sheltered Crack (VD).

South Devon Mountaineering Club Topo can be found at:*IS6iJr3KAg3bOnj3MZ1hCUvWDi94PmzRfoGuRWlNhBrdP10Qvhp-ojRwLUzzLNp3-YcKAtL729j5X6abusFeqNbg8*pXE/sheepstor_1_.pdf

Approach notes

From the village of Sheepstor, head N to another road (signposted The Kennels). This goes to within a few hundred metres of the tor.

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West Country Climbs

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More Guidebooks:
Dartmoor (2017)
South Devon and Dartmoor (1995)
Plymouth University's Climbing Club (named Adventure and Expo) will be setting up top ropes here on the 10th and 11th of October in an effort to get more people into climbing! Just a heads up that the crag will be busy on those days
miltonwakefield - 22/Sep/15
ruined by top rope scum
Stanners - 27/Sep/14
Max it looks like Barking Variation VDiff. See the link above from the South Devon Mountaineering Club and it seems to be illustrated on their topo.
andrea83 - 12/May/13
Between Dandelion and Barking crack there is a leftward slanting flake. I would say about Severe grade. It is not on UKC or in the Cordee guide book. Anybody know if it has a name? Seems to obvious a feature not to.
Max Streeton - 03/Dec/12
The 'Windgather' of Devon, Polished.....
SGD - 18/Sep/11
Seems to be significantly more polished then when I first climbed here (2004ish), not surprising really considering its popularity.
Phil79 - 08/Jun/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Play Crack D 424
2 Long Route VD 85
3 Workers Wall HS 4a * 545
4 Fingerin'
HVS 5b 61
5 Crack & Chimney S 4a ** 786
6 Wind Wall HVS 5a * 479
7 Slab Route D ** 727
8 Slanting Crack S 4a 573
9 Mushroom Wall VS 5a * 673
10 Mushroom Wall Arete HS 5c * 35
11 Omega Crack HVD * 589
12 Burdock HS 4a * 624
13 Overhang Crack S 4a * 615
14 Dandelion S 4a * 647
Climb name Grade
15 Barking Crack HVD * 609
16 Sheltered Arete
E1 5b * 169
17 Sheltered Wall E1 5c 143
18 Sheltered Crack D 679
19 Flake Wall VD 37
20 Girdle Traverse
VS 4c 13
21 bracket wall
VD 58
22 Arete right of Sheltered Crack D 84
23 Snapdragon VD 61
24 Yogi Wall VD 44
25 The Mantleshelf D 37
26 Amanda V8 ** 2
27 Sherpa and Sherpe f6B ** 3
28 Early Topout Copout f6A 4
Climb name Grade
29 7up8Down f6A * 2
30 Like Kindred Spirits f7A+ *** 1
31 Crystal Showers f5+  
32 Grumpy Bitch f5+  
33 Shallow Corner VD * 49
34 Sit start to Mushroom Wall V2 5c 3
35 Thrutch HS 4c 12
36 Ivy Bend VD 4
37 Windy Corner *
M 13
38 Dandelion Variation HS 4b 7
39 Widow Maker * S 4a 2
40 Mantleshelf *
D 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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