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Dewerstone trip

Trip rescheduled to Sun 19 March

This trip was postponed from the original date Sunday 5th March due to a committee member being poorly.

We will be going ahead on Sunday 19th March.

Trip venue, date and time

Dewerstone, Sunday 19th March, 10am – dusk

The crag and the approach

The Dewerstone has stunning granite crags, shrouded in Dartmoor legend and set in a magical wooded valley. Twisted oaktrees corkscrew their way to the sunlight; the Rock rises up above them, the River Plym rushes below.

It’s is a beautiful, magical place, and a popular venue with grippy, frictious granite and a range of accessible climbs.

The walk-in takes about fifteen minutes, on sometimes rocky uneven paths.

What we’ll be doing

We’re planning on a day of top roping and abseiling. Those that already know how to lead and second trad are welcome to do so, 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 next month.

What skill level is required

The trip is suitable for club members who are comfortable climbing top-rope indoors and want to try outdoors. You must have your own climbing shoes.

What to wear

Sturdy footwear, waterproof jacket, warm layers, hat and gloves.

The forecast is fairly mild and dry, but not hugely warm.

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 something for eat and drink and snacks. The weather will be chilly at times so a hot drink might be good too.


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 National Trust Car Park at 10am. Parking is free for everyone (you don’t have to be an NT member, but spaces are limited). The car park is shown as “Dewerstone Car Park” on Google Maps and signed as “Shaugh Bridge” by the NT.

We look forward to seeing you at the crag!

Grid ref: SX 53350 63569

OS Maps: https://explore.osmaps.com/pin?lat=50.453581&lon=-4.067141&zoom=18.0000

Google Maps: https://www.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=50.453581+-4.067141

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

BMC RAD: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/rad/view.aspx?id=576

UKC: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/the_dewerstone-206/


We’re almost at capacity for the trip. If you’d like to come, please contact us on hello@climb.lgbt.

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


Sun 19 Mar 2023


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

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