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Climbs 77
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 454m a.s.l
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You must be firkin' mad! © Sean Kelly

Crag features

Haytor is Dartmoor's largest tor and, along with the The Dewerstone, one of its major climbing attractions. The climbing is uniformly pleasurable and the views from the summit are impressive, although being one of Devon's most popular tourist attractions, Haytor does not include solitude amongst its many credentials. The tor is split into two lumps - High Man and Low Man. The huge brow of Low Man is one of Dartmoor's finest faces and one of its biggest at a height of around 30m. Low Man is home to a couple of the region's best Extremes and, although not totally out of the public gaze, is much quieter than nearby High Man. High Man is also a good crag, although shorter and less impressive than Low Man and very popular with walkers and day visitors.

Haytor is perched high on the eastern side of Dartmoor and is battered by wind and rain for much of the late autumn and winter months. Climbing is possible during the spring on calm warm days but the best time to be at Haytor is on warm summer afternoons and evenings. The crags do not seep, and dry very quickly after rain.

Approach notes

From the A38 Exeter to Plymouth road, exit at the junction for Bovey Tracey. Drive to Bovey Tracey and pick up signs to Widecombe-in-the-Moor (B3387). Follow these to parking beneath Haytor just beyond the turn-off for Haytor Vale. Haytor is reached in a couple of minutes from the parking.

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West Country Climbs

West Country Climbs is a major Rockfax guide to one of the UK’s most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions. The book is fashioned in Rockfax’s award-winning layout and design, and copiously illustrated with action photographs of the climbs and cliffs that reflect the quality and variety of climbing experiences to be had on offer in the UK’s most popular holiday destination - the West Country. This is a selected route and buttress guidebook which covers the best 900 routes from the crags listed below.
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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
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