Jack Scout Crag

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]

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.

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

Lancashire Rock (1999)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Shooting StarVS 4b 28
3WhitebeamVD 50
4Lemming's VilleVS 4c 41
5Holly Throttled GrooveD 7
6The Bermuda TriangleHVS 5b 28
7ArmadaS 4a 104
8SandflyVD 26
10Question MarkVD 22
11Unreal CityVS 4c 15
12NomadVS 4c 10
13Celebration DayMVS 4b *38
14Curlew CallingS 4a *54
15Elusive ValentineVS 4c 20
16In the Wake of PoseidonE3 5c 3
18Contraband (Cave Route)HVS 5a *23
19Sexless WenchHVS 5b 6
20Brant's Little BrotherVS 4c **72
21Masochism TangoE1 5b 21
22JackalHS 4b *57
23Victim of LifeHS 4b *96
24Spring TideS 4a *64
25Crying CrocodileHVS 5a *37
26Laughing HyenaVS 4b *27
27Vietnam Defoliation SquadVS 4c 6
28Morecambe Bay EliminateVS 4c *2
29Sad-Eyed LadyVS 4c 1
30White GrooveVS 4c  
32Father TedVD 2
33NatalieS 4a  
34Pocket SpiderHVS 5a *5
35Bird of PreyVS 4b *4
36Cornish RaiderVS 4c  
37Scout RockHS 4b 2
38The Kitchen SinkVD 10
39Fern AminaVD 1
40The Great GonzoD 7
41JackieVD 7
42Nordic SkiingVD 2
43Mr MoussalliVD 1
44ScampD 3
45Sea-Level GirdleV0 5b *2
46The Onedin LineVS 4c **55
47Courtesan's Chimney VD 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