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Jack Scout Crag

Lancashire, ENGLAND

Climbs 45 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces SW

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]

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

Weather forecast

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8.6mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
35 kph

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Cloudy
13 °C
28 kph

0.5mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
19 kph

1.3mm rain
Cloudy
14 °C
15 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
16 °C
7 kph
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Guidebooks
Lancashire Rock (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Shooting StarVS 4b 26
2WhitebeamVD 42
3Lemming's VilleVS 4c 37
4Holly Throttled GrooveD 7
5The Bermuda TriangleHVS 5b 27
6ArmadaS 4a 92
7SandflyVD 22
8Question MarkVD 22
9Unreal CityVS 4c 15
10NomadVS 4c 10
11Celebration DayMVS 4b *34
12Curlew CallingS 4a *51
13Elusive ValentineVS 4c 19
14In the Wake of PoseidonE3 5c 3
15Contraband (Cave Route)HVS 5a *19
16Sexless WenchHVS 5b 6
17Brant's Little BrotherVS 4c **60
18Masochism TangoE1 5b 18
19JackalHS 4b *50
20Victim of LifeHS 4b *86
21Spring TideS 4a *56
22Crying CrocodileHVS 5a *36
 Climb nameGradex
23Laughing HyenaVS 4b *27
24Vietnam Defoliation Squad?? 6
25Morecambe Bay Eliminate?? 2
26Sad-Eyed Lady?? 1
27White Groove??  
28Father Ted?? 2
29Natalie??  
30Pocket SpiderHVS 5a *5
31Bird of Prey?? 4
32Cornish Raider??  
33Scout Rock?? 1
34The Kitchen SinkVD 10
35Fern Amina?? 1
36The Great GonzoD 6
37Jackie?? 6
38Nordic Skiing?? 2
39Mr Moussalli?? 1
40Scamp?? 3
41Sea-Level GirdleV0 *2
42The Onedin LineVS 4c **53
43Courtesan's Chimney *VD 1
44Cave Route *HVS 5a *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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