Climbs 45
Rocktype Limestone

Faces SW

Sunset after an evenings climbing at Silverdale © stevethex

Crag features

Lancashire's best effort at a sea cliff, though only washed by the sea at spring high tide. The crag gets sun after midday and for the rest of the day. Excellent routes around the VS grade throughout the quarry with most routes being HVS or less. [John Roberts]

Approach notes

The crag is a SITE OF SPECIFIC SCIENTIFIC INTEREST (SSSI) owned by the National Trust, which permits climbing. However, it is stressed that the fragile plants must not be damaged and so the NT wishes climbers to take a sensitive approach. There are three rare species of tree present and so it is asked that:
- Climbers do not climb on areas stressed as sensitive (check guide).
- Climbers do not remove vegetation INCLUDING ivy.

Jack Scout can be a lovely get away for an afternoons routing, can be quite muddy after high tide but is generally cleaner than in past years. BMC Access agreement stipulates use of in situ staples for sport style lower-off on all routes (where equipped).
Dan-gerMouse - 14/May/06
what happened to the seemingly wild ponies?
anon - 13/Jul/03
Some totally class climbing for such a little scruffy crag. The seaward base can be hideously muddy after a high tide, but a traverse above crap/water is possible. Path along top is less than good.
jonny - 12/Jul/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Erect Pedestal Area 
2Shooting Star
VS 4b 28
VD 51
4Lemming's Ville
VS 4c 41
5Holly Throttled GrooveD 8
6The Bermuda Triangle
HVS 5b 30
7ArmadaS 4a 107
VD 27
 Stubby Pedestal area 
10Question Mark
VD 25
11Unreal City
VS 4c 15
VS 4c 10
13Celebration Day
MVS 4b *38
14Curlew Calling
S 4a *57
15Elusive Valentine
VS 4c 21
16In the Wake of Poseidon
E3 5c 3
 Cave area 
18Contraband (Cave Route)
HVS 5a *23
19Sexless Wench
HVS 5b 6
20Brant's Little BrotherVS 4c **74
21Masochism TangoE1 5b 21
HS 4b *59
23Victim of Life
HS 4b *100
24Spring Tide
S 4a *69
25Crying Crocodile
HVS 5a *38
26Laughing Hyena
VS 4b *28
27Vietnam Defoliation Squad
VS 4c 7
28Morecambe Bay Eliminate
VS 4c *3
29Sad-Eyed Lady
VS 4c 2
30White Groove
VS 4c  
 Seaward area 
32Father Ted
VD 2
S 4a  
34Pocket Spider
HVS 5a *6
35Bird of Prey
VS 4b *5
36Cornish Raider
VS 4c  
37Scout Rock
HS 4b 3
38The Kitchen Sink
VD 11
39Fern Amina
VD 2
40The Great Gonzo
D 10
VD 9
42Nordic Skiing
VD 3
43Mr Moussalli
VD 1
D 3
45Sea-Level Girdle
V0 *2
46The Onedin LineVS 4c **58
47Courtesan's Chimney
VD 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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