DOVESTONE TOR


Dovestone Tor is the most significant of a series of outcrops overlooking the flooded Derwent valley. It is well worth a visit if you want to escape the crowds. Having said that, nice summer weekends can be surprisingly busy up here nowadays. The cliff is a long west-facing wall riddled with many circular holes. The rock can be dirty, especially after rain, but the outlook is as fine as any cliff in the Peak and sunny afternoons spent here can be enthralling with superb views out into the wilderness of Bleaklow. Developments in the 1990s increased the number of routes listed here markedly, though many of the climbs done at this time will have been climbed in the past but were never recorded.

Routes

112 trad routes (M...D)
5 boulder problems (f5+...f7B)
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
Back Tor
To the north of Dovestone Tor, the flagged path rises steadily up toward the conspicuous trig point...
15
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

40 mins

Windy
Titania Area
The left side of the crag has a collection of shorter climbs. Although none of these are...
24
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

40 mins

Windy
The Great Buttress
A well-named piece of rock - the main feature of the crag. The long routes here mostly provide...
22
Trad
No sun
Up and down

0 mins

Windy
Gargoyle Buttress Area
Gargoyle Buttress features a slab on its left, a crenellated tower in the centre, and a walled-in...
23
Trad
No sun
Up and down

0 mins

Windy
Upper Buttresses
Above and right of the main edge is a smaller cliff of nice quality rock. This has a maximum height...
33
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

40 mins

Windy
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