Orgate Scar

Climbs 43 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 307m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
The scar is about half a mile long with an open aspect. Be wary of the grades as past access difficulties have hindered systematic checks. Care should be taken of loose rocks and holds on some routes.

Approach notes
Follow the minor road NE from Marske (Cordilleras Lane)uphill onto Markse Moor. About three-quaters of a mile past a cattle grid a bridle way leaves the road. Follow this and where it descends towards Marske Bridge then leave it and head up to the top of the scar keeping to the right of a wall. About 20 minutes.

The far left of the crag (routes 32 to 42 in the old guide) are on CROW access land. Climbing is only allowed on the remainder from 1st Feb to 31st July.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Swaledale Miniguide (2004),
Out of print: North of England Rock Climbs (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Fait AccompliS 4a  
2BoilermanS 4a  
3ChossalotS 4a 1
4Blue FunnelS 4a 1
5MjollnirS 4a  
6PazVD 1
7Nine Point Rose Divot And CrownS 4a  
8Hunt of the Giant MamelukeVS 4b  
9Stairway to HellVD  
10MoribundusVS 4b  
11Gone for a BeagleS 4a 3
12Jam JarS 4a 5
13Big DipperS 4a 2
14Jack the GripperVD 6
15Grip the JackerVS 4c  
16Yo-YoVD *4
17Evel KnievelVS 5a *4
18ImpedeVS 4b *3
19Andrex FerrariVS 4c  
20Leaning MeanieHVS 5a  
21Seacliffe EnchantressVS 4a  
22Chockstone ChimneyHD 10
23Feather Light FlakesVS 4b **9
24Gossamer GrooveVS 4c **3
25OwakeHS 4a 1
26Boston DanglerVS 4c  
27Q.C.VS 4b  
28Mistaken IdentityS 3c 1
29Snooky TwoS 4a  
30Rainbow BluesS 4a  
31Julia DreamVS 4a  
32Tib WallHVS 5a  
33Snooky WilliamVS 4c  
34WoodstockS 4a  
36SnufkinS 4a 1
37SniffVS 4b  
39Chalkless ChimneyVD 1
40Linda's CoreVD  
41Pe De Rools OKVD  
42Snoopy and the Red BaronS 4a  
43December 1963VD 1
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Ooops! My flags don't show up for other users of Google Earth. However, Humes Gully descent is clearly visible close to Moomintroll Pinnacle. Moving N/NW along the edge, the big chimneys (Blue Funnel, Yo-Yo and Chockstone) are prominent indentations parallel to the line of the edge.
johnjb - 19/Aug/11
Difficult to locate routes without a map. I have marked up some major features on Google Earth. 5424'47.88" N 151'11.00" W The easiest descent route is Humes Gully at the right hand side.
johnjb - 18/Aug/11