Scugdale - Scot Crags

Climbs 182 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 307m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
A pleasant edge of hard sandstone that extends along the rim of this quiet valley. The crag rarely reaches more than 10m in height and offers everything from pleasant slabs to technical cracks and aretes to pumpy overhangs.

Recommended routes: Tippling Wall (5a), The Shelf (5c), Hangover (4c), Zeta Wall (4c), Pingers (5a)

Access notes
Dogs on short leads - farmland.

From Swainby (on the A172) head south-east on a minor road on the true L bank of the beck that flows through the village, until you can cross the beck by a ford. Continue with care up the road for 3 mi to the road head and park with care.

5 min walk leads to the crag.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Northern England (2008),
Out of print: North East England (2003), North York Moors (1985)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2AuntiesVS 5a
3Rake's ProgressD
4Uncle'sVS 4c *
5Mother's Little HelperS 4a
6Straight and NarrowD
8Moderator (Nose start)D
9Direct VariationHVS 5b
10Easy StagesM
12Left Side GrooveS
13Left SideS 4a
14The Mounting BlockHD
15The NutcrackersD
16The Nutcrackers WallHVD
17Gentle SlabM
18Spiral StairsVD
19Spiral Stairs Left HandD
21Parson's ChimneyM
22Hand JiveVS 5b
23Left Edge *f5
24Jiver's WallVS 4c
25Jivers Sit Start *f5+
26Jiver's Wall Right AreteVS 5a
27Jivers Wall Traverse *f6B+ *
28Bop RouteMS *
29BoppedVS 5a
30Bop Arete Sit Start *f6A
31Zoot RouteVD **
32The NoseHVS 5b
34The Neb ButtressM
35The NebHVS 5b
36The VallumS 4a *
37Hadrian's WallHS 4b *
38Corner Direct - LeftS 4a *
39Corner Direct - RightHS 4b *
40Nook and CrannyMS *
41Nook and Cranny - Direct StartHS 4b *
42Highland FlingE1 5b
43Bawbee CrackHD
44Blaeberry CrackD
45Blaeberry Buttress DirectHS 4b
46Blaeberry Buttress Direct, but no vertical crack!HD
47Blaeberry ButtressM **
48Blaeberry Buttress VariationHD
49Scot's GirdleMVS 4b *
51Wolf Wall CornerD
52Wolf WallS 4a
53Wolf WhistleHS 4b *
54Woodpecker WallS 4a *
55RomulusHS 4b
56Tiber ChimneyM
57Decline and FallVS 4b
58Tiber WallE1 5c
59RemusVS 4c
60Remus - Right Hand FinishVS 5a
63Little by LittleVD *
64Eliminate WallHVS 5a
65Main Mast CrackS 4a *
66StewkerE1 5c **
67ProwessE3 6b
68The ProwE1 5a
69Galley ChimneyM
70The HeadsHS 4b
71The BulkheadHS 4b *
72The Bulkhead Variation IIHS 4b
73The KeelHVS 5a
74Plimsoll Linenone 4c
76Jill's DelightD
77Right Hand SideD
78EvensVS 4c *
79Curving AreteVS 4c
80MegabiteE1 5c
81Jack's DelightVS 4b *
82EveHVS 5a *
83Eve - Right HandE2 5b *
84Hob NobsE3 6a
85SerpentE3 6a
87Green WallM
88Archer's AreteHS 4b
89Archers and lemonadenone 5c
90Archer's CrackVD
92Clarence DirectVS 5b
93Clarence AreteVS 4c
94The PulpitE1 5b **
95Sunday Morning SlabV0-
96Lazing on a Sunday AfternoonHVS 5b
97The ChoirVD
98Lost AreteVS 4c
99Anvil ChorusVS 5b *
100Forgotten WallVS 4c *
101Forgotten AreteVS 4c
102Low Level Traversenone 4b
103Lost ChimneyM
104Wall and CrackS 4a
105Tried in VeinV3 6a
107Hip To Be Square *V1
108Mono Pony *V2
110Seamy SideD *
111Bottoms UpHS 4b *
112HangoverVS 4c *
113Tippling WallHVS 5a **
114Tippling AreteHVS 5b
115HumbugE4 7a
116The ShelfE2 5c **
117Tippling Traversenone 6b *
118Top PitchVS 5a *
120Shark's Head LeftV2 5b
121Shark's Head (Right Hand)V5 6b *
123Plumb LineS 4a
124Pisa ButtressVS 5a
125Gravity WallHS 4b *
126Gravity Wall DirectHS 4c **
127Defying GravityVS 4c *
128GravitonE1 5b
129Galileo's GullyS 4a
130Galileo's Gully (inside route)D
132Tooth and NailMVS 4b *
133SupineVS 5a
134HybridHS 4b
135Scugdale Chimney EliminateVS 4b
136Scugdale ChimneyD *
137Scugdale WallMVS 4b
138Zeta WallVS 4c **
139DeviatorHVS 5c *
140Nameless CrackVD
142Cubs' ClimbD
143Kitten's ClimbVD *
144Pups' ClimbS 4a
145BonzoVS 5b *
146Pets' CornerHS 4b *
147The AreteVS 4c
148Whippet WallVS 4c
149Barker's ChimneyD
150PlutoHS 4b
151Pluto VariantHVS 6a
152Cat WalkHD
153HyenaS 4a
154Cerberus CrackS 4a
155Peke's PerchS 4a
157Pingers Left-handVS 5a
158PingersVS 5a **
159Pingers Right-handVS 5b
160Prickly RibHVD
161Holly Tree ChimneyHD
162Touch and GoE2 6b
163Holly Tree WallHS 4b *
164Holly Tree HoverVS 5a
165Saint's WallHVD *
166Oak Tree WallS 4a
167Oak Tree Gully AreteS
168Oak Tree Gully WallD
170The MantelshelfHS 4b *
171Humpty DumptyHS 4b
173Left Hand SwingHVD 4b
174Central RouteHVD
175Slashed WallHVD
176The GashD
177The Gash - Arete FinishHS 4b
178Razor WallHS 4b
179Razor RibVD **
180Razor Rib DirectVD *
181GilletteVS 5a
182The StropD
183SudsHVS 5a
184TensionHVS 5b
185Tension Right-HandVS 5a
189GammaHD *
190Gamma Arete StartMVS
192Curtain CallD
193Curtain CrackVD
194Curtain Corner (Left Side)VD
195Curtain Corner (Right Side)D
196Low Level Traversenone 6a/b
197Explode *f6A+
198Side Wall *f4 *
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
Some of the routes a bit sandy. The local style seems to be to boulder everything, but a bit highball for a coward like me. Lovely relaxed feel to the place though.
glaramara - 19/Oct/14
Fantastic quality rock, such a great place! Love it after just one visit!
Emilio Bachini - 15/Jul/10
fantastic crag with some very good problems. if you only solo razor rib in the early morning sun then it's worth the trip alone. perfect.
rain dog... - 07/Sep/04
fantastic crag, beautifull setting, brilliant rock and possibly the finest V-Diff solo anywhere! if you only go to solo 'razor rib' in the early morning sun then your trip will have been worthwile! excellent :-)
rain dog... - 06/Sep/04
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