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CANCELLED: Hay Tor trip

We have cancelled this trip due to weather, and will be going to Daddyhole Cliffs on Sunday 30th July instead!

Trip venue, date and time

Haytor, Saturday 29th July, 10am – dusk

The crag and the approach

Haytor is Dartmoor’s largest tor and, along with the The Dewerstone, one of its major climbing attractions. The climbing is uniformly pleasurable and the views from the summit are impressive, although being one of Devon’s most popular tourist attractions, Haytor does not include solitude amongst its many credentials. 

The walk-in takes about five minutes, uphill on grassy and rocky ground.

What we’ll be doing

We’re planning on a day of top roping. This will be similar to climbing indoors however we will have to set the ropes up by attaching them to the top of the rockface. We will be doing climbs across the grades and difficulty; outdoor climbing can feel more challenging as there isn’t nice, coloured routes and obvious hand and foot holds. Haytor is also popular with visitors so we may well have an audience when climbing.

There’s also an opportunity to lead climb and second, including on the Low Man, but please make sure you’re able to be self-sufficient as there won’t be instruction for this.

If the weather looks poor, we’ll try and rearrange for the next weekend. We may not know until a day or two before! We’re trying to avoid wet and windy misery as much as possible.

We have a maximum capacity of 12 top roping participants, if we aren’t able to accommodate you this month then your name will be at the top of the list for the next trip.

What skill level is required

The trip is suitable for all club members, of all climbing abilities who are comfortable climbing top-rope indoors and want to try outdoors.

What to wear

For the walk in and between climbs: Sturdy footwear, waterproof jacket, warm layers, hat and gloves.

Keep an eye on the weather forecast and dress and pack accordingly. Dartmoor can be unpredictable and a breeze can make you feel surprisingly chilly.

What to bring

Please bring your climbing shoes. If you have them, please bring your harness, helmet and belay device.

We have a small supply of harnesses and helmets people can borrow. Please message Kieran on Signal or email kieran.woolley3@gmail.com if you need to borrow these.

Bring plenty to eat and drink and snacks. The weather might be chilly at times so a hot drink might be good too.

There might also be an opportunity to swim near by so bring swimming stuff with you in case.


By filling out the form you are agreeing to try to keep to good outdoor climbing etiquette! Please be respectful to other climbers and wildlife and follow our club etiquette principles.

Transport, parking and access

Meet at the middle car park of the 3 carparks at 10am. Parking is free in this car park.

We look forward to seeing you at the crag!

Grid ref: SX 76289 76975

OS Maps: Haytor Carpark

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/nQhnskZWwJZuX2Qx6

The Dewerstone is owned by the Dartmoor National Park who are supportive of climbing here. They do not allow drones to be flown on their land.

BMC RAD: Haytor

UKC: UKC Logbook – Haytor


Register below:

If you aren’t able to come after registering, please let us know on hello@climb.lgbt.


Sat 29 Jul 2023


We'll finish at dusk
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
BMC Affiliated Club
We're proud to be affiliated with the British Mountaineering Council.

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