THE DEWERSTONE


The Dewerstone is located in the magical ancient wooded valleys of south-west Dartmoor and is a wonderful place to experience some classic low to mid-grade climbing. For those who have not been to the Dewerstone before the first sighting will come as neck-craning surprise. The Main Face towers up through the trees above the babbling River Plym and way up into the sky; it is impressive. Many of the climbs are multi-pitch, sustained and often require a good crack technique. The Main Face, along with the equally appealing neighbouring outcroppings of Needle and Raven Buttresses, is seamed with long cracks and well-defined grooves and corners. Protection is nearly always perfect and the holds are positive allowing the spectacular situations to be enjoyed to the full. The Dewerstone has plenty to offer the climber operating in the Severe to E1 grade range and would make an excellent long weekend venue.
Online guide to the Dewerstone - http://javu.co.uk/Climbing/Guides/Dewerstone/Dewerstn.pdf

Routes

15 trad routes (VD...E1)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other Page
Main Face
For those who have not been to the Dewerstone before the first sighting will come as neck craning...
10
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
12
Needle Buttress
A smart buttress with a couple of very good routes up its sunny south-east face. Well worth the 5...
2
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
14
Raven Buttress
The lower section of Raven Buttress has some really good two pitch lines. The nature of the...
3
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
15
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    For THE DEWERSTONE

    Fly On The Wall
    "Definate classic climb I took a group of kids up this rock they loved it and i l..." 22/Sep top50

    Needle Arete
    "The first pitch is well worth doing (and not a layback, at least not the way I d..." 04/Sep top50

    C.C. Ordinary
    "Climbed this again last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. The traverse of the fir..." 19/May top50

    Spiders Web
    "Beautifully varied & airy. Care needed with rope work. Although it meanders ..." 20/Dec

    C.C. Ordinary
    "Didn't rate this at all great effort for 1935 but a crappy route in my opinion a..." 28/Jan top50

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