Haytor is one of Devonís most popular tourist attractions and rightly so. The climbing is uniformly pleasurable and views from the summit are impressive and offer sufficient compensation if the crowds of visitors become a little off-putting. The West Face of Low Man is one of Dartmoorís finest faces and, at a height of around 30m, one of its biggest. The style of climbing is quite forceful but well protected and reminiscent of grit although a bit longer. As with many rock domes, the upper sections of the routes tend to go on for ages as the angle slabs-out. The sanctuary of the belay is often welcome since the slabby angle is also accompanied by a reduction in the size of the holds. There is also more climbing on High Man but the quality is not as good at the low-to-mid grades, although Haggis HVS and Vandal and Ann HVS are worth seeking out.


25 trad routes (D...E5)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Low Man
The west face of Haytorís Low Man keeps itself well hidden from the road and the day trippers...
Afternoon sun

5 mins

South Face
A fine face of granite sliced by some good crack-lines. The climbing is fairly intense, although...
Lots of sun!

0 mins

North Face
The North Face is the least hospitable of Haytor's faces, and is rarely climbed on outside of the...
No sun

5 mins

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    Raven Wing
    "Nice climb with a great move onto the arret. Good slab climbing above but with m..." 13/Jun

    Raven Gully
    "Why on Earth would anyone do this in three pitches? Anything more than a single ..." 02/Feb top50

    "I'm a wimp. E1 5b." 24/Oct top50

    "Ah but the second pitch shouldn't be missed. The Aviation traverse is surprising..." 05/Sep

    "HVS 5b feels right. The initial thuggy moves are harder than 5a but very safe. ..." 30/Jul top50

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