This venue, seen from Haytor as a boulder-strewn hillside, has seen a huge amount of development, and is an excellent area for those climbing between f4 and f6b. Some of the larger boulders, as well as the main rocks themselves, have yielded a few gems and its bouldering potential has been thoroughly worked out with over 100 problems and variations. Despite its proximity to Haytor and the tourist masses, Smallacombe is invariably peaceful and it is surprising to meet another party bouldering there.
The easiest approach is to park in the main Haytor car park by the visitor centre and follow the old railway out past Haytor Quarry. Branch rightwards just after this and stroll to the rocks passing a lovely small lake with ponies in-situ.