High Tor is managed by Derbyshire Dales Distict Council (DDDC) and there is a regular wardening service in operation. There are no major access problems at High Tor, but climbers should take careful note of the following agreed guidelines:
With the exception of the tree at the top of Castelan, do not abseil from trees at the top.
Please walk down using the well established paths and don't cut corners.
When belaying above Darius/Robert Brown please use natural belays, stakes or in-situ pegs rather than the safety sign or the fence - the area is a popular look-out spot with the general public and ropes can cause a trip hazard.
Reason: Nesting Birds
High Tor is a SSSI of extremely high botanical value with some very rare grasses and plants located around the crag. Climbers are requested to be especially careful not to trample grass at the base of the crag and to stick to the established paths so as not to damage plants on the wooded approaches.
Last update: 19/12/2022
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There is a large hold on the climb which is loose. It has chalk on it and it looks like a spot where gear is often placed. The hold looks like a large oval dinner plate.