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.
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.
Last update: 19/12/2022
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A link up of existing pitches that gives one of the longest most sustained (and best?) routes of its type in the Peak. Take pitch 1 of Lyme Cryme, then pitch 2 and 3 of Nightmare of Brown Donkeys to give 3 x 5c pitches. Borderline E3/4 like this, nudged into E4 and made even better by finishing up the Phrantic Finish.