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
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
8
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
9
Tortoise
The right-hand roof crack is easier - but not much!
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
HS
10
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
11
Grouse Related Nonsense
The short arete that bounds the wall.
1 user comment
 VS
  • Latest Comments

    For DOVESTONE TOR

    Great Buttress
    "Great, great route - A wonderfully relentless pump, and I was mighty glad that I..." 05/Oct top50

    Mock Turtle
    "i don't know if this is the same route i did with Chris Rhoads and Anthony Addis..." 13/Apr

    Sforzando
    "Crosses overhang from jams via a small fingerhold and toe locks to reach a flake..." 23/Feb

    Stingray
    "The crack was ok (I've got big hands but my partner is normal-to-small!), but fo..." 04/Sep

    Tight 'uns
    "The loose block is no longer there - beware of the rubble left on the ledge." 14/Jun

    Iltis
    "Quite stiff for HS 4b, if you can't reach the jugs from below (neither I nor my ..." 28/Jul

    Stingray
    "Another Chris Craggs jamming crack - maybe for future guides you could take some..." 17/Sep

    The Shylock Finish
    "In reply to Duz Walker, I jammed and swung left to get left knee (it is grit aft..." 10/Sep

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