Raven's Scar

Climbs 111 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 390m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
Not often in good condition due to its northerly aspect and altitude; definitely a summer crag. Recommended: Airlift (S), Ahab (HS), Forest Face (HS), Satchmo (E2), Fever Pitch (E2), Stratagem (E4/5).

Approach notes
Park at the top of Hasty Bank on the B1257 around 3 miles south of Broughton.

Take the forestry track leading up and west for 20 minutes until the crag appears on the left. Cross the stile and up the hillside to the crag.

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


Out of print: North East England (2003), North York Moors (1985)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Evening WallHS 4b 13
2ThrasherVS 4c 9
3Suede Show ShuffleHVS 5c 1
4En PassantS 4b **71
5AfterthoughtHVS 5a 1
6Lazy BonesHS 4b *54
7Grooves-ologyVS 5a ***122
8StardustE1 5b *13
9ScrewedE4 6b  
10Screwed (Right-Hand Finish)E3 6a 2
11SatchmoE1 5c ***77
12A Different Kind of BlueE7 6c ***2
13Ch-ChingE7 6c *2
14StratagemE4 6b ***4
15CollateralE7 6c **4
16Apache RoofE3 5c  
17Sunshine SlabVD *35
18SunstrokeMS 2
19Sunshine GullyII *3
20Sunny DelightE1 5b 2
21Little GemHVS 5a  
22Micro CrackHVS 5b  
23Flight of FancyHS 4b  
24Too Young To Fly (aka Chalky's Route)HVS 5a *4
25Too Young to Fly - Direct FinishHVS 5c * 
26Loose EndsE1 5c *5
27Rock BottomE3 6b *2
28AhabHS 4b **101
29Ahab Direct Startnone 6a *8
30Hard Onnone 5c **7
31Rock Onnone 6a *2
32JonahVS 5a *16
33Jonah - Ingham's Variantnone 6b *1
34Testament of Youthnone 6b  
35Moby DickHS 4b *23
36Moby Dick Variation FinishVS 4c 2
37Dirty DickD 8
38Dirty Dick DirectVS 5a 1
39Forest FaceHS 4b ***155
40Red LightHVS 5a *2
41Naught For Your ComfortE1 5c *1
42HookerE2 5c *9
43Harlot's GrooveVS 4c ***72
44Harlot's BodyHVS 5b  
45Harlot's Body - Painted Lady FinishE1 5b  
46Tumble-Down DickD *62
47Tumble-Down DickD **10
48Rough and TumbleHVS 5b 1
49Tumble-Down CrackVS 5a *9
50Tumble-Down Crack Variation StartVS 5a 2
51The OmenE1 5a *3
52The Omen AreteE1 5b * 
53Spell BoundE2 5b * 
54WaterslideHS 4b *27
55Waterslide (Variation Finish)none 4a 3
56Waterslide Left HandHS 4b *4
57Fever PitchE2 5b ***34
58GangreneE4 6b * 
59Shorter's WallE5 6b  
60Three Screaming PopesE6 6c *1
61Monty's VariantE7 6b  
62Italian ConnectionE1 5b  
63Via AnnaVS 4b 27
64Overhanging WallVS 5a 1
65Blind AlleyVD 5
66BroadwayHVS 5b *20
67AirlessHS 4b 2
68AirliftS 4a **95
69Airlift (Variation Start)S 4a **33
70Fade AwayHS 4b 3
71Sam StretchVS 4c 6
72Greasy GullyS 4a 2
73Greasy GullyIII 5
74Left WallS 4b 1
75Greasy WallVD 2
76John Denver's Greatest S**tVS 4c 1
77Pencil LineE3 5b  
78Crocodile ChimneyD 2
79Monkey PuzzleD 1
80Durius MeliusE1 5b  
81Monkey NutVS 4b *3
82TelstarVS 4c *4
83Montezuma's RevengeVS 5a 1
84Roseberry CornerHS 4b  
85LedgesHVS 5a  
86Grassy slope west of 'Ledges'I 1
87Terminal EntryHVS 5a  
88Dirt DevilVS 4c 2
89JackalE1 5b  
90SniperHS 4b *4
91Gun ButtressM 2
92GalaxyVD *1
93CastorD 1
94Star TrekS 4a  
95Scout CrackD  
97Butt HeadVS 4c * 
98Square ChimneyD 1
99Green GullyVD  
100Butt End WallS 4a 1
101TiltVS 5a *2
102Home FrontVS 4b 2
105SmokelessHS 4b  
106Alcove WallE1 5c  
107SootyS 4a  
109NutterVS 4b  
110Left End TraverseVS 4c  
111Central GirdleHVS 5a 1
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Impressive looking crag that could do with a bit more attention! I was there today and the general condition of the crag is quite good but it was suffering from a bit of seepage due to rain earlier in the week and we didn't fancy doing too much on wet, slimy rock. Top outs seem to be quite sketchy with the crags almost buried in the turf at the top of the crag which equals seepage and grassy sketchy top outs. Could also benefit from some belay stakes at the top due to limited belay options in places! HOWEVER, all this would be solved by more climbers so get out and enjoy some of the best routes in the NYMs
Gabe Oliver - 20/Sep/15
Signs currently asking people not to use the forestry track due to erosion. In this weather it's a muddy nightmare anyway, so heading along the top via the Cleveland Way is the best option at the moment.
Dave 88 - 23/Feb/14
Contrary to what the guidebook says, Waterslide (HS 4b) is not cleaner and better than it looks, it is much dirtier and just as bad. The optional traversing finish almost makes it worthwhile though.
Simon Caldwell - 14/Jul/03