Upper Tor

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60 mins
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Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Boulder Way
20m. 50m left of the main cliff is a jumble of boulders. Climb the central groove and ridge to easier ground above
 
1 Stars
D
2
Diamond Arete
12m. The left-hand arete of the main face to a reachy and rounded finish.
 
1 Stars
E2 5c
3
Chockstone Chimney
12m. The chimney is bridged past a large jammed block.
1 user comment
 D
4
Plumbertime
18m. Climb the wall to the tricky bulge then the pocked final tower.
 
2 Stars
E4 6b
5
Half a Friend
16m. The obvious direct start to Upper Tor Wall up the face left of its groove, and joining it at half height.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
6
Upper Tor Wall
18m. A classic 'jug-fest'. Climb the groove on the right then step out left and climb the flaky wall to ledges and finish out...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
HS 4b
7
Lost on the Hard Shoulder
18m. Follow Upper Tor Wall to half height then tackle the well-positioned bulging arete on the right to the top. Starting up...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2 5c
8
Hiker's Chimney
16m. Follow Upper Tor Wall to the roof then step right and climb the crack as it widens to a tricky exit round the chockstone.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
9
Hitching a Ride
16m. Climb the crack passing the overhang with difficulty.
 E1 5c
10
Hiker's Crack
16m. Climb left of a slumped pinnacle and follow cracks leftwards to an exit as for the chimney.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S 4a
11
Hiker's Gully Left
12m. Follow the Crack until it heads left then climb the wall into the wide upper gully.
 HVD
12
Hiker's Gully Right
12m. To the right of the slumped pinnacle follow the gully direct.
 S 4a
13
Hitch Hiker
14m. From HGR follow the slanting flake crack up the buttress just right.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
14
Three Flakes of Man
14m. Climb the steep wall right of the arete using a series of three flakes, each one bigger than the last, from finger to full...
 
2 Stars
E1 5c
15
The Punter
16m. From the converging cracks on Grunter climb the delightful pocketed wall directly above.
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
16
Grunter
16m. Climb the right-hand crack left of a freestanding tower then trend left to the final section of the previous route.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
17
Snorter
12m. The ripping crack left of the tower and its extension.
 VS 4c
18
Pinnacle Gully
14m. Start up Snorter but take the gully behind.
 M
19
Scalped Flat Top
10m. The right-hand face of the tower until the crack in its centre can be gained.
 E2 5c
20
Brain Drain
10m. Bridge to pass the narrowing then hop onto the right wall to finish.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
21
The Ivory Tower
22m. A moorland classic. Climb the steep wall to a ledge then the crack and bulges above. Step left to a thin crack then climb...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVS 5b
22
Artillery Chimney
12m. Tack the crack to the projection spike of the gun, climb the right-hand side of this and the overhangs above.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
23
Promontory Groove
Climb the groove and pass to the right of the jutting 'promontory'.
 VD
24
Cave Rib
12m. The technical arete leads to the easy gully above.
 HVS 5a
25
Cave Gully
12m. From the cave traverse out left and climb the arete and crack above.
 S 4a
26
Brutality
16m. Climb the steep cracks to the bulges then move out right and fight into the final widening fissure - beautifully brutal.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
27
Goldfinger
12m. Climb the slab to below a green crack then step left and climb the v groove.
 VS 5a
28
Greenfingers
10m. Follow Goldfinger to the unpleasantly green crack and graze away up this.
 VS 4c
29
Robot
12m. Climb the slab then step right and climb the hollow sounding flake through the bulges.
1 user comment
 E3 5c
30
Robert
16m. The beckoning roof crack is a gem and is reached by the easy groove on the right, or better, the front of the rib on its...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
E2 5c
31
The Cheesemonger
12m. The roof above the ramp of Young Turks has hard moves on poor pockets to reach a rounded flake.
 
1 Stars
E6 6b
32
Young Turks
16m. The leaning grove is technical and strenuous.
 
1 Stars
E4 6b
33
Pedestal Wall
16m. Take the initial groove of Robert then climb rightwards climb the groove below the overhangs and the final wall rightwards...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVD
34
Earth Plumbit
14m. The slab and sharp arete on its left-hand side, to the right of the groove of Pedestal Wall.
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
35
Plumber's Passage
14m. The flake crack leads into a groove,
 HVD
36
Labour Man
10m. From the cave traverse below the overhang to a groove.
 VS 4c
37
Liberal Man
10m. Climb the middle of the face to a crack.
 S 4a
38
Tory Man
10m The right-hand side of the wall to a tricky exit.
 S 4a
39
Dry the Rain
8m. The wall behind the boulder has a crucial reach for a blind flake.
 E3 6b
40
Concealed Crack
8m. The crack in the back of the recess.
 HVD
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