THE DEWERSTONE


The Dewerstone is located in one of the ancient and magical wooded valleys of southwest Dartmoor and is a wonderful place to experience some classic low to mid-grade climbing. For those who have not been to the Dewerstone before, the first sighting will come as a neck-craning surprise. The Main Face towers up through the trees above the babbling River Plym. Many of the climbs are multi-pitch, sustained and often require good crack technique. The Main Face, along with the equally appealing outcrops of Needle and Raven Buttresses, are seamed with long cracks and well defined grooves and corners. Protection is nearly always perfect and the holds are positive allowing the spectacular situations to be enjoyed to the full. The Dewerstone has plenty to offer the climber operating in the Very Difficult to E1 grade range and would make an excellent long weekend venue.

Routes

2 trad route (E1)
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
Pinnacle Buttress
A tall buttress that rises out of the trees and provides a number of very worthwhile, easier...
4
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

10 mins

Main Face
A superb crack-seamed face of clean granite with a selection of tremendous multi-pitch climbs.
9
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

10 mins

Needle Buttress
A smart buttress with a couple of very good routes up its sunny south-east face. Well worth the 5...
2
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

15 mins

Raven Buttress
The lower section of Raven Buttress has some really good two-pitch lines. The climbing is at times...
4
Trad
Sun and shade
Up and down

15 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For THE DEWERSTONE

    Needle Arete
    "Changed from VD *** to VD **, 16% of 13 votes for **" 19/Jun top50

    Fly on the Wall
    "Definate classic climb I took a group of kids up this rock they loved it and i l..." 22/Sep top50

    Needle Arete
    "The first pitch is well worth doing (and not a layback, at least not the way I d..." 04/Sep top50

    Climbers' Club Ordinary
    "Climbed this again last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. The traverse of the fir..." 19/May top50

    Spider's Web
    "Beautifully varied & airy. Care needed with rope work. Although it meanders ..." 20/Dec

    Climbers' Club Ordinary
    "Didn't rate this at all great effort for 1935 but a crappy route in my opinion a..." 28/Jan top50

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