HIGH TOR


High Tor is certainly the finest limestone crag in the Peak and is up there with any in the UK for the quality of its climbs. The Main Face is criss-crossed by a magnificent set of multi-pitch outings of stunning quality. The entry tariff for this feast is HVS, but once you get a foot in the door, have no doubt, you will be back for more. As well as the vertical lines, there are also some superb diagonals that sweep majestically across the face, linking unlikely weakness and prolonging the usual pleasure. Many of the pitches here are very big, ensure you bring a large enough rack and plenty of extenders. The far left-hand side of the Main Face has a few slightly easier offerings, as well as a set of butch routes that tackle the impressive overhangs. As an added bonus, there are also the wings - the Left offers routes as good as many of the other buttresses in this book, and the far right has a spanking new set of sport routes.

Routes

84 trad routes (VD...E6)
22 sport routes (6a...8b)
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...
19
Trad
Sun and shade
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...
42
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

10 mins

Right Wing
A crag which has been walked past and pretty much ignored by most people for many years has given a...
26
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

12 mins

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