Climbs 46
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
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VS 4b 28
3Whitebeam
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VD 51
4Lemming's Ville
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VS 4c 43
5Holly Throttled GrooveD 8
6The Bermuda Triangle
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HVS 5b 30
7ArmadaS 4a 111
8Sandfly
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VD 30
 Stubby Pedestal area 
10Question Mark
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VD 25
11Unreal City
-
VS 4c 15
12Nomad
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VS 4c 10
13Celebration Day
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MVS 4b *38
14Curlew Calling
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S 4a *59
15Elusive Valentine
-
VS 4c 21
16In the Wake of Poseidon
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E3 5c 3
 Cave area 
18Contraband (Cave Route)
-
HVS 5a *25
19Sexless Wench
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HVS 5b 8
20Brant's Little BrotherVS 4c **78
21Masochism TangoE1 5b 21
22Jackal
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HS 4b *60
23Victim of Life
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HS 4b *103
24Spring Tide
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S 4a *71
25Crying Crocodile
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HVS 5a *39
26Laughing Hyena
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VS 4b *31
27Vietnam Defoliation Squad
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VS 4c 7
28Morecambe Bay Eliminate
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VS 4c *3
29Sad-Eyed Lady
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VS 4c 2
30White Groove
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VS 4c  
 Seaward area 
32Father Ted
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VD 2
33Natalie
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S 4a  
34Pocket Spider
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HVS 5a *6
35Bird of Prey
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VS 4b *5
36Cornish Raider
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VS 4c  
37Scout Rock
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HS 4b 3
38The Kitchen Sink
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VD 11
39Fern Amina
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VD 2
40The Great Gonzo
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D 10
41Jackie
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VD 9
42Nordic Skiing
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VD 3
43Mr Moussalli
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VD 1
44Scamp
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D 3
45Sea-Level Girdle
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V0 *3
46The Onedin LineVS 4c **62
47Courtesan's Chimney
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VD 2
48Jenny Brown's Point *1 *1
49Drama A *
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VS 4c 1
50Sandman *
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VD 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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