Raven Tor

Raven Tor is the most famous Tor in the Peak - even the French have heard of this one! Its fame mostly results from the sheer number of dramatic hard routes it has produced over the years. Almost every wave of development in climbing standards in Britain has produced a route at this crag: The Prow, once proclaimed as the hardest route in the world; Revelations, one of the first 8a+\'s in the world; Hubble, the world\'s first 9a; and now Mutation.Unlike many steep limestone crags in Yorkshire, France or Spain, the very hard routes at Raven Tor tend to be more bouldery and powerful, with short but intensely difficult sequences rather than sustained stamina plods. This makes repeats of the top routes rarer since you can\'t just get fitter, you need to get stronger as well. The routes a grade or two below the top routes are now used as training pieces by local climbers. Sardine and its many variations have become somewhat polished over the years, but should still be regarded as excellent worthwhile challenges by any aspiring sport climber. Indecent Exposure and Body Machine are both fine, sustained lines and The Prow itself is probably the best of the lot, offering a great free route up the centre of the crag. In more recent years new routing has slowed down, but a lot of link-ups have been added, some of which are better than their originals.For the less experienced climber, Raven Tor has little to offer except big grades to ogle at. Boulderers will find plenty to keep them busy, especially on the right-hand side of the crag.


Order Climb Buttress Stars Grade
1
Arabian Nights Raven Tor Routes E4 6b
2
Sheikh, Rattle 'n Roll Raven Tor Routes 7b
3
Koran Direct Raven Tor Routes 7a+
4
Koran Super Direct Raven Tor Routes 7a+
5
Ayatollah Raven Tor Routes 6c+
6
Hubris Raven Tor Routes E5 6a
7
Austin Powers Raven Tor Routes 7a+
8
Barely Decent Raven Tor Routes 7b+
9
Indecent Hubris Raven Tor Routes 1 7b+
10
Indecent Exposure Raven Tor Routes 3 7c
11
Balls Out Raven Tor Routes 7c
12
The Full Monty Raven Tor Routes 2 7c+
13
Prowess Raven Tor Routes 2 8a
14
Half Decent Raven Tor Routes 2 7c
15
Unzipped Raven Tor Routes 1 8a
16
Introducing the Hardline According to Terrance Trout Raven Tor Routes 7b+
17
Body Machine Raven Tor Routes 3 7c+
18
An In and Out of Body Experience Raven Tor Routes 2 8a
19
Body Builder Raven Tor Routes 2 8a+
20
The Prow Raven Tor Routes 3 8a
21
The Crucifixion Raven Tor Routes 3 8a
22
Proud Whore Raven Tor Routes 3 7c+
23
Jehovah Kill Raven Tor Routes 1 8b+
24
Revelations Raven Tor Routes 3 8b
25
Hubble Raven Tor Routes 2 9a
26
Brandenburg Gate Raven Tor Routes 2 9a+
27
Make It Funky Raven Tor Routes 2 8c
28
Mecca - The Mid-life Crisis Raven Tor Routes 3 8b+
29
Brazen Strumpet Raven Tor Routes 2 8a
30
Mega Whore Raven Tor Routes 2 8c
31
Rage Raven Tor Routes 2 8b
32
The Whore of Babylon Raven Tor Routes 8a
33
Mecca Extension Raven Tor Routes 3 8c
34
Hajj Raven Tor Routes 2 8c
35
Kaabah Raven Tor Routes 3 8c+
36
Evolution Raven Tor Routes 3 8c+
37
Devolution Raven Tor Routes 2 8c
38
Stevolution Raven Tor Routes 3 9a
39
Mutation Raven Tor Routes 3 9a+
40
Chimes of Freedom Raven Tor Routes 3 8a+
41
Freedom Fighter Raven Tor Routes 2 8a+
42
The Resistance Raven Tor Routes 1 7c
43
Waddage Raven Tor Routes 3 8b
44
The Green Alternative Raven Tor Routes 1 7c+
45
Weedkiller Raven Tor Routes 1 7c+
46
Rooster Booster (P2) Raven Tor Routes 1 7c
47
The Right to Roam Raven Tor Routes 2 8a
48
Fowl Play Raven Tor Routes 1 8a
49
Let's Get Green Raven Tor Routes 1 7c+
50
Jive Turkey Raven Tor Routes 1 7b+
51
The Missing Link Raven Tor Routes 8a
52
Let's Get Naked Raven Tor Routes 1 8a
53
The Exterminator Raven Tor Routes 1 8a+
54
Rooster Crossing Raven Tor Routes 1 8c
55
Rooster Booster Raven Tor Routes 2 7c+
56
Sardine Raven Tor Routes 3 7b+
57
Crumblefish Raven Tor Routes 8a
58
Bullet the Blue Sky Raven Tor Routes 7b+
59
Tin Of Raven Tor Routes 2 7b
60
Another Toadside Attraction Raven Tor Routes 2 7c
61
In Brine Raven Tor Routes 1 8a+
62
Obscene Gesture Raven Tor Routes 1 7c
63
Obscene Toilet Raven Tor Routes 2 7c
64
The Toilet Raven Tor Routes 1 8a
65
The Call of Nature Raven Tor Routes 2 8a
66
Cream Team Special Raven Tor Routes 2 E5 6b
67
Verbal Abuse Raven Tor Routes 2 7c+
68
Hot Flushes Raven Tor Routes 1 8a
69
Ring of Fire Raven Tor Routes 1 7c+
70
A Little Extra Raven Tor Routes 1 7a+
71
The Flushings Raven Tor Routes 1 7b+
72
The Wild West Raven Tor Routes 1 8c+
73
Little Boots Raven Tor Routes 1 7c
74
Hooligan Raven Tor Routes 1 8c
75
Cream Tea Special Raven Tor Routes 7b+
76
Boot Boys Raven Tor Routes 2 8a+
77
Out of My Boots Raven Tor Routes 1 7c
78
Out of My Tree Raven Tor Routes 2 8a
79
Dialectics Raven Tor Routes 1 8a+
80
Pump up the Power Raven Tor Routes 1 8a+
81
Rattle and Hump Raven Tor Routes 1 8a
82
Seraphim Raven Tor Routes 1 8b+
83
Wild in Me Raven Tor Routes 2 7c
84
Super High Intensity Body Building Raven Tor Routes 1 7a
85
The Ministry of Silly Walks Raven Tor Routes E1 5b
86
Saline Drip Raven Tor Routes E5 6b
1
Full Frontal Link-ups 1 7c+
2
Ibuprofix Link-ups 2 7c+
3
Anger Management Link-ups 1 8a
4
Cross 'n' Angry Link-ups 1 8a+
5
Rage into Crucifixion Link-ups 2 8b+
6
Kaabah is Futile Link-ups 3 8c+
7
Ben's into Mecca Link-ups 3 8c
8
Roofolution Link-ups 3 9a
9
Devolution into Waddage Link-ups 2 8c
10
Chimes of Resistance Link-ups 2 8b
11
Chimes Alternative Link-ups 1 8a+
12
Resistance is Futile Link-ups 1 8a+
13
Killer Strumpet Link-ups 2 8a
14
The Green Rooster Link-ups 1 8a
1
Mortal Kombat Playstation Buttress 7b+
2
Tomb Raider Playstation Buttress 1 8a
3
Final Fantasy Playstation Buttress 1 8b
4
Gran Tourismo Playstation Buttress 7b

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