Hound Tor, Dartmoor

Submitted by: Barry Clarke
Crag: Hound Tor

Summit Fever

Date of ascent: 06/09/2017
Length/grade/stars: 10m VS
Climbers: BJ Clarke, M Parsons, L Presneill

Start location:

The north-west side of the Western (summit) Block sports an arête facing towards the route Paddy etc on the Eastern Block. The arête is defined by a steep wall on its right and a wide, right-slanting cleft on its left. Start in a grassy bay below the arête.

Pitch descriptions:

4c Scramble up left then rightwards to gain the wide, right-slanting cleft. Contort up the cleft to an uncomfortable position on a ledge. Make a precarious reach for the flakes on the arête itself, and finish up these in an excellent position.

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One comment on “Hound Tor, Dartmoor
  1. avatar Sean Kelly says:

    We were on Liar’s Dice opposite I think when you were putting up this climb. I didn’t check the guide to see if it was something new.
    Sean