Home of the demon Dewer, who continues to trick unsuspecting punters and throws them off the edge into the waiting jaws of his spectral hounds.

Crag information
Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Granite
County Devon Access Status: Advice
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 109
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1935
Grid Reference: SX539637

No access problems reported. The landowners (National Trust) have requested climbers do not abseil from the trees. Note - a large rockfall affected Climbers' Club Direct and caution is strongly advised if climbing or gearing-up in this area.

Reason: Nesting Birds

A bird of prey nested between Needle Arete and Portal on the Needle Buttress in 2007 - if you come across the bird during springtime, please avoid the nest site.

CRoW Information

On Open Access land. See map here;

Area information

Part of the Dartmoor National Park is used by the MoD for training and live-firing exercises. It also offers a wealth of excellent hillwalking and numerous Tors, some of which still have the potential for new climbing development – especially wild bouldering. The Defence Estates endeavour to support public access (without compromising public safety and military training) and have produced a website with the important safety info and firing times. Follow this link for the Dartmoor training area homepage and links to detailed info.

Weather Information

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