Central Groove at The Dewerstone

Central Groove at The Dewerstone

Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Location Lat/Lon: 50.45526°N / 4.06388°W
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Jun 22, 2014
Activities Activities: Trad Climbing
Seasons Season: Summer

Central Groove at The Dewerstone

Greetings and salutations SummitPosters
During the recent good weather in June, my partners in crime (Bobby, Pom and Lucy Quickdraws) and I had a delightful day out at one of Dartmoor's finest venues, namely The Dewerstone in South West Devon. Set in the magical ancient wooded valley of Shaugh Prior by the babbling River Plym, it is home to numerous gorgeous granite climbs throughout the grades. One of the crag classics is the majestic "Central Groove", which is indubitably one the best climbs of it's grade in the UK and routes do not come much better at Hard Severe.
Anyway the entertainment was duly recorded so for anyone interested in viewing a short HD film of this superb route then please use the following link:

If you wish to sample the full High Def experience and your computer has enough va va voom, you should be able to change the "Quality" icon to at least 720p HD in the bottom right hand corner on the You Tube screen. Anyway all constructive feedback or comments welcome and hopefully it will inspire a few folks to visit this beautiful and tranquil part of the UK and seek out Central Groove and the other delights on offer! 

Cheers and happy climbing! :-)



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DrJonnie - Jul 14, 2014 10:48 am - Voted 10/10


Having recently been staying in Buckfastleigh I obviously missed out on a great chance to see this route.

A little repetitious at the start with botany and water flows but great shots of trad climbing.

well done.

cheers Johnnie

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle - Jul 15, 2014 5:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool

Hey Johnnie many thanks for the constructive feedback and hope you get the chance to visit the Dewerstone and Central Groove in the future! :-) Cheers Dave

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