Great Tor - Upper Tier

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Great Tor Upper Tier has some decent climbs, Undercut Crack is the best, although it isn't everyone's style. There are also a collection of neglected easier climbs and some bold little face climbs. It is less popular than the rest of the cliff.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
End Face
The north-facing wall on a poor selection of holds.
1 user comment
 VS
2
WRoEF
Follow the crack up the face right of the arete.
1 user comment
 HS
3
WLoEC
The wide zig-zag crack leads to a tricky leftward exit.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
HVD
4
Easy Chimney
The deep, easy and often midgy rift leads to a through cave.
2 user comments
 
Graunchy
M
5
Palpitation
Gain the crack above the arete from a block round to the left.
4 user comments
 HS
6
Thumping
A direct start via the undercut left arete of the buttress.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Strong
HVS
7
Thin on Top
The left-hand line past a hole to a tough exit on shelving holds.
2 user comments
 E2
8
Green and Nasty
The right-hand line starts up a flake. It also has a taxing exit.
2 user comments
 E2
9
In my Pocket
Climb the wall left of the arete - another bold and rounded one. The arete right again is a short 5a problem with a dodgy...
1 user comment
 E1
10
Initiation
The tiny green groove and flake in the back right side of the bay.
1 user comment
 S
11
Introduction
This is the short arete and shorter crack above.
1 user comment
 S
12
Beer Matters
Layback the arete to a finish up the large and rather suspect-looking jutting flake.
1 user comment
 
Loose
VS
13
Fat Cat
The short green tilted wall. The nearby boulder interferes a bit.
1 user comment
 
Technical
VS
14
Deep Chimney
Another historical cleft for aficionados of the dark and dingy. Approach over ledges and squirm to the cliff top.
1 user comment
 M
15
Kelly
The left arete via a tough groove to the shelf, an awkward wide crack, and a rightward exit.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HS
16
Deaf Raspberry Climb
Swing over the nose and continue easily.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Strong
E1
17
Astronaut's Wall
The steep centre of the undercut buttress is strenuous through the roofs to a delicate mantelshelf reaching easier ground and...
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
HVS
18
Possibility
Tackle the cracks in the south-facing side-wall and make an exit round to the left. Neglected but quite pleasant.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
S
19
Primitive Chimney
The deep chimney separating the buttresses. The start is tricky and at least one of the chocks is a wobbler.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
VD
20
Undercut Crack
The short crack through the left-hand side of the great roof is a real gritstoner's glory, where subtlety is definitely not...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Graunchy
E2
21
MAy35
The vague break in the roof to the right of the overhanging crack via a short powerful sequence. Originally known as A35.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
E6
22
Avoiding the Traitors
The inverted scoop and hanging flutings in the roof to the right of MAy35 are the substance of this brilliant little...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
E7
23
Overhang Traverse
A right to left (or left to right) trip under the roof. Mild though with impressive views and not for timid seconds.
1 user comment
 M
24
Bad Wind
The crack behind the block (crux) and wall left of the corner give the line. A direct finish is the best, though an easy escape...
1 user comment
 S
25
Claim to Fame
Climb to the ledge then up the steeper face - tricky to start.
1 user comment
 HVS
26
Terrace Rib
Climb the tricky rib to a scruffy landing left of the tree. Continue up the rib above on its left-hand side. Artificial and a...
2 user comments
 VS
27
Terrace Wall
A block and short crack lead to the ledge. Trend right up the face to a flake and a steep finish.
1 user comment
 VS
28
Terrace Trog
A decent easy route up the diagonal break, to a steep finale.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
M
29
Old Wall
Climb onto the tip of the perched flake at the base of the wall, then through a notch and up the face on poor holds. Rather...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS
30
Gargoyle Flake
The delicate slabby arete, or the face just left, leads to a ledge. Access the flake and a dramatic finish that will find you...
12 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
VS
31
Gargoyle Gully Left
Round to the right is a wide rift climbed via its left-hand corner.
1 user comment
 D
32
Gargoyle Gully Right
The more open right-hand side involves grassy scrambling and some loose rock. A more Direct Finish to this is VD.
1 user comment
 D
33
Sunset
A line up the scoop, wide crack and wall above. The start is bold.
2 user comments
 S
34
Beelzebugger
Fills a gap. Gain a projection then the break. Stand in this then another tricky move gains the slab. Finish up the juggy wall.
1 user comment
 
Technical
HVS
35
Bum Deal
The bottom-shaped crack leads powerfully to a ledge. Romp on up the crack and wall above.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
E1
36
Clean, Squeaky and Scented
The rough, tough bulge is short and sharp.
1 user comment
 
Technical
E1
37
Hard Rain
The left neglected left arete of the face.
1 user comment
 E2
38
Left Wing
The grassy crack is short, steep and awkward.
1 user comment
 S
39
Almost Granite
The crack and bulge above give a bold and worrying pitch.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E1
40
Tinner
The left side of the wall up a flake to a ledge. Then climb right with a tricky stretch for better holds and a bolder finale.
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS
41
Right-hand Twin
The centre of the wall via a crack and right-trending ramp is easier and better protected than its left-hand twin.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS
42
Private Practice
Use a pocket to reach the flake, then climb up and left to finish. A right-hand finish has been claimed but it is an eliminate.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1
43
Solstice Arete
Climb the crack then the narrow arete and rounded bulges. Escapable but with good moves and a bold central section.
3 user comments
 VS