HIGH TOR


High Tor can justifiably claim to be the finest limestone crag in the Peak. Over the years visits here regularly become the fulfilment of a climbing ambition; once each challenging route has been climbed there remains another, a little bit harder and a little bit better, to aim for. The climbing tends to be mostly just off-vertical pocket-pulling although there are some steeper lines and a few beefy roof climbs. The right-hand side of the Main Face probably has the best climbing on the crag; big climbs with big run-outs above generally good gear - all very emotionally fulfilling. The central section has longer, and slightly easier, routes and two of the classic D-diagonals. Left of here are the scooped roofs which have some superb and intricate lines weaving around them, plus a few less subtle numbers that blast straight through the steepest sections. The far left-hand side of the Main Face is the place to head for if you are after long VS and HVS classics. As if all this wasn't enough, there is also the Left Wing which offers routes as good as many of the other buttresses described in this book.

Routes

85 trad routes (VD...E6)
21 sport routes (6a...8a)
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
The Left Wing
This is the little brother to the Main Face but it still has some top-notch routes and would rate...
28
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Main Face
The Main Face of High Tor is quite simply one of the finest sheets of limestone in the country. The...
46
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Right Wing
A crag which has been walked past and pretty much ignored by most people for many years has given a...
31
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

12 mins

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