Restricted Access

High Tor is managed by Derbyshire Dales Distict Council (DDDC) and there is a regular wardening service in operation. There are no major access problems at High Tor, but climbers should take careful note of the following agreed guidelines: 

  • With the exception of the tree at the top of Castelan, do not abseil from trees at the top.
  • Please walk down using the well established paths and don't cut corners.
  • When belaying above Darius/Robert Brown please use natural belays, stakes or in-situ pegs rather than the safety sign or the fence - the area is a popular look-out spot with the general public and ropes can cause a trip hazard.

Seasonal Restrictions

Reason: Nesting Birds

High Tor is a SSSI of extremely high botanical value with some very rare grasses and plants located around the crag. Climbers are requested to be especially careful not to trample grass at the base of the crag and to stick to the established paths so as not to damage plants on the wooded approaches.


Rockfax Description
The excellent narrow groove is harder than it looks; tricky to enter (peg in the groove) and desperate to leave. Eventually it spits you out with some haste up the wall to the break. There is an independent and tottery direct finish but it is a much better plan to move right into Entropy to finish. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Jackson, D.Edwards, Bob Conway 1981.


It's "D" Day at High Tor , On Peak Rock , The Festival Of Shite


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UKB Shark 16 May, 2002 Show βeta
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Grade: E4 6a ***
(Chee Dale Lower)

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