Back Tor

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Sun and Shade
40 mins
Uphill
Windy

To the north of Dovestone Tor, the flagged path rises steadily up toward the conspicuous trig point on the rocky crest of Back Tor at 538m - a magnificent view point. There is worthwhile scrambling and bouldering all over the summit area, though the recognised routes are on a small west-facing outcrop just to the south. The rock is of good quality though it is green after rain. Also, extensive pools form under the crag, forming a potential SWS spot.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Mertle
The left side of the wall on green slopers.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
VS
2
Voice of the Turtle
The centre of the north-facing wall on rounded green holds.
1 user comment
 
Rounded
HVS
3
Broggin Wall
The pleasant flake near the right edge of the face.
1 user comment
 S
4
Turtle Rib
Climb the front face of the blunt rib using an array of pockets. The bulge is tricky.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS
5
Turtle Chimney
The awkward narrowing black gritty rift.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
VD
6
Terrapin
A worthwhile pitch heading right up the side-wall via a short crack and rounded holds. Exit to the right.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Rounded
HS
7
The Bone Cruncher
The low level traverse is stern test of stamina. Hands go in the holes and on the crimps, keep your feet off anything large.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
f7B
8
ET
With hands in the holes, pull up the bulge.
1 user comment
 
Technical
f6A+
9
Hoplite
Climb the blunt rib to the break, graunch right then do battle with the hanging nose - grotesque! The start is a f5+ problem.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
Graunchy
E4
10
Hueco Wall
Using two holes right of the arete, pull desperately up the face.
1 user comment
 
Technical
f6C
11
Eyes Without a Face
Climb the wall past some pockets.
1 user comment
 
Technical
f7A
12
Spartan
The main roof crack is a mini-classic and a tough tussle for most. Fortunately the landing is soft, even without a mat....
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Graunchy
E1
13
Tortoise
The right-hand roof crack is easier - but not much!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS
14
Hare
The short wall to the right starting from a block. The low start is Codfinger, f6C starting from the back and reaching out.
1 user comment
 HS
15
Grouse Related Nonsense
The short arete that bounds the wall.
1 user comment
 VS