Scar* VS 4b
[Oscar & Lou, 3 kb]2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Two contrasting pitches - the first requires care and the second is a testing exercise up a wide and overhanging cleft. Start at the base of a broad buttress that has two small caves at 7m.
1) 4b, 18m. Climb the steep buttress right of the two small caves on sloping holds to slabby rock, move up the slab and then traverse left to a large ledge. Take the short vertical wall to another large ledge beneath the overhanging corner and belay.
2) 4b, 31m. Climb the corner behind the stance, above a small cave, to where it starts to overhang. Climb the overhanging corner either up the wide crack or on its right wall, both options are committing. Above, easy climbing leads to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. N.Hannaby 1960

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Oscar & Lou © LDJ
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This climb is in 148 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Led 1st pitch, not 4a and not much in the way of good gear. Nice route though.
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/15 with Matt Box

Lumbering Oaf - AltLd - 13/Jul/15 with Rach Spraggs

Steve Lead P1(which was fairly tricky) and i lead P2. Steve then lead Leap Year Finish was a great way to end the route - highly recommended
snook - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/15 with stephen ashworth

stephen ashworth - AltLd - 09/Jun/15 with Alex cox

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/15

phil456 - 2nd O/S - 27/May/15 with Graham M

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Dec/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Nov/14

Tried the second pitch years ago a few weeks after getting my first set of nuts, came back to finish it today! fun.
OllieF - AltLd RP - 19/Aug/14 with Ant

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/14

DredStripe - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Claire Falck

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/14

I led First pitch of Scar, Alex led second pitch of Never on a sunday
Chaman - AltLd rpt - 21/May/14 with David Llewellyn, Alex H

First pitch of The Fly, second pitch of Scar
Chaman - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Alex H

first pitch of the Fly then as a single pitch into second pitch of scar - great
DCIGadget - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with chawn

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/14

Lee_Meaden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Apr/14

Bottom pitch only. Only 4a! Who's kidding who?
Sean Kelly - 09/Apr/14 with Harry Pearce

chrisdevon - 2nd - 01/Apr/14 with Mike

P1. Theo p2. Probably VS 4b,4c as per javu.
LJC - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Theo

lead pitch 2. sustained climbing
theocelano - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with luca

Tom D - AltLd - 2014

Led both pitches. Contrasting pitches and for all you polish haters - it's not!
R2B - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Charlotte

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/13

Lead both pitches. P1-tough holds until your on the slab above the bulge. P2-Amazing climb, easy with big jugs with a few interesting steep moves out the crack at the top. Awesome Route.
Kate Edhouse - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with jake parrish

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/13

petecallaghan - AltLd rpt - 05/Jun/13 with Alex Hartley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with marija

Start of Never on Sunday (I think), which was very awkward and polished and then the second pitch of Scar, which was much better.
ewanthomson - Lead rpt - 13/May/13 with Camilla

joedoherty - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Mike Irving

Jamiet297 - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/13 with Ian, Stuart Fox

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/13

led second pitch
ian d f - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/13 with Pete H

Nick Biven - 2013

Grabtheslab - 2013

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd β - 05/Jul/12

Pitch 1
Doug miller - AltLd O/S - 18/May/12 with chris wildblood

doug lead 1st pitch, i lead second, interesting due to polished nature of rock, means smearing is not much of a possibility, works on footwork placement, nice climb
cwildblood - AltLd O/S - 18/May/12 with doug miller

Lead second pitch
mark schramm - AltLd - 15/Apr/12 with MBano

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Apr/12

martin clarke - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/12 with nick andrews

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/12

KDhruev - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Johnathan Bennet

Ewan lead the first pitch, whilst I lead the second.
JoeMortimer - AltLd - 19/Feb/12 with Ewan Thomson

JRSB1991 - AltLd O/S - Feb/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Nov/11

twright180 - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/11

1st pitch only - found it harder than 4b.
mark schramm - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/11 with Chaman

andysroom - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Lizzie

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/11

MBarraclough - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11

nick hawkins - Lead O/S - 28/May/11

Led first pitch - lovely delicate first pitch and intimidating second pitch - awesome!
Chaman - AltLd O/S - 04/May/11 with Alex H

RandomHero - AltLd O/S - May/11 with Jason Burnard

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Apr/11

2nd pitch only
dmaldonado - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Nick Blackbeard

pitch two and pitch one of never on a sunday
nblackbeard - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Dan Maldonado

henbot - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/11 with Ben Bradford

Davebryant - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/11 with Sam Hann

sam.hann - AltLd - 14/Mar/11 with Davebryant

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11

forgot how good this route was!
adam cooper*super* - AltLd rpt - 06/Mar/11 with dazza

BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Catherine, Francois

francois - 2nd - 12/Feb/11 with Catherine, Chris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11

miserable performance.wet holds caused me to dither to long on 1st pitch til fingers to weak an bailed onto never on sun.back on scar 2nd pitch dithered to long again til same way that top pitch is 4b ive done 5a s much easier.
minexplorer - Lead dnf - 01/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

petecallaghan - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/10

Alex led Pete + Me 2nd - good route
DCIGadget - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/10 with Pete Callaghan, Alex Hartley

lead 1st pitch
mark schramm - AltLd - Jul/10 with steve P

I lead 2nd pitch - great climb - very enjoyable! Got involved in rescuing stuck climber on Never on Sunday.
richardadventurecafe - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Jody Knight

AJH - 05/Jun/10 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10

Did a slight variation traverse to the left. Damn good climb, if a little scar(y)! Logs as VS, but definitely felt more along the lines of HVS.
cripper - 2nd - 04/Jun/10 with Ben

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/May/10

Frostie - Lead - May/10 with Roy Harris

sam coward - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/09 with Wayne and James

misterb - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/09 with simon

A bit bold to start with, second pitch nice.
surfbish - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Hugh

Jon_Warner - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Tom

Great 2nd pitch
JonHarvey - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with James Langridge

langar27 - 2nd RP - 31/May/09 with jon harvey

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/May/09

francois - 2nd - 12/May/09 with Chawn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/09

First pitch somewhat tricky, and runout towards the top.
Phil79 - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/09 with Baz

thomb - AltLd - Feb/09 with Stuart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/09

climber sim - 2009

Jack_F - 2009

tskelhon - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with John_Warner

AJH - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/08 with Crispin

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/May/08

Quite a runout on the first pitch the way we did it, belaying to the rightof the smaller corner and above it. Then traversed in and finished up the corner.
Robfromcornwall - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Shep

Very exposed first pitch for the grade, leading up to a fantastic corner. Lead the second pitch.
Shepsi - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Rob Clement

Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/08 with Harry

Lovely climbing, interesting traverse b4 2nd belay
manwithacam - 2nd - 17/Feb/08 with Chippy & Mr Mantel

Dave Searle - Lead - 10/Feb/08

dewrats - Lead O/S - 2008 with Oli Boyes , Dave Searle, Chris Barr

Hidden - Lead - 2008

nopants - Lead - 2008

tom169 - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/07 with Justin

lenn1346 - AltLd dog - 27/Dec/07 with Tom M

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/07

Justin T - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/07 with Wifey

Justin T - 2nd rpt - 10/Aug/07 with Clara

Dave Searle - Lead - 31/Jul/07

sharmawho? - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/07 with Oli, Chris, Nick , Dave

Marti999 - Lead - 24/May/07 with Mark Glaister

Justin T - 2nd β - 28/Jan/07 with Martin & Crispin

OliBoyes - 2007 with Oli Boyes, Nick Baron, Dave Searle

COD*OF*ROCK - Lead O/S - 2007

sam coward - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/06 with Helen and Wayne

AJH - 2nd - 03/Sep/06 with Crispin

Okecroak - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/04 with C. Ebbutt

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/03

aged_ape - Lead β - May/03 with Rob T

Pitch 1 on never on Sunday Pitch 2 on Scar
sam coward - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/01 with Phil

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2001

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 1995 with ben winston

sdht - 1994

colin milton - Lead - 04/Sep/93 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/90

Mickdenali - Lead - 1990

Hidden - 1987

Richard Weller - Solo - 18/May/84

Ena - 1983

mark-abz - Lead - 28/Apr/79 with Olly C

Steve Bell - 1979

Mike C - 2nd - 05/Mar/78 with Richard Unwin

Second Pitch only
Mike C - Lead - 04/Mar/78 with Pete Vallely

Mike C - 2nd - 07/Jan/78 with Pete Vallely

Simon cook - 1978

1st pitch only
Mike C - 2nd - 15/Oct/77 with Walter Phipps

Simon cook - 1974

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 17/Jun/72

Hidden - Lead - 1971

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Total votes cast 34
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