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Mill Side Scar (Millside Scar)

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 12 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 50m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
Mill Side Scar is a minor crag with one very good route and some worthwhile additional pitches. It makes a good venue for a day off from the more significant near-by crags and a pleasant alternative for those who have climbed everything elsewhere. Like many of the crags in this area it can often be a good alternative when the weather is bad in the Central Lakes. The rock on some of the routes is slightly suspect and the majority styart up a wall of poor rock which requires care.

Access notes
Take junction 36 off the M6 and drive towards Kendal on the A591. Turn towards Barrow on the A590. When the dual carriage way becomes a single carriage way, start looking for a right turn signed Mill Side and Beck Head. Drive into the village of Mill Side. After 0.3 miles from the A590, turn right, immediately before the pond, into the road with the telephone box. Park with extreme caution taking care not to block any access for the milk tanker. Walk up the hill (the right fork) past 2 houses on the right and a farm on the left, for 300 metres to reach a junction and a footpath/bridleway sign. Continue rightwards along the bridleway for 230 metres, until you reach a permissive footpath on the left. If you get to the large house you have gone too far. Follow the permissive footpath for just over 200 metres to a junction at a marker post (do not go left too early, the marker post is obvious). Go left at this post and continue, crossing over a scree slope for about 180 metres until arriving at the right hand end of the crag.

Weather forecast

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0.0mm rain
12 °C
16 kph

4.5mm rain
11 °C
27 kph

9.9mm rain
10 °C
27 kph

0.9mm rain
10 °C
21 kph

8.6mm rain
9 °C
29 kph
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Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Proton6a 19
2Pathfinder6a+ *25
3The Green Route7a+ *3
4Firebird7a+ *3
5Mustang6a+ *33
6Intergrali7a+ *4
 Climb nameGradex
7Cadillac6c+ ***31
8Countach7a+ **14
9Straight-88a *2
10Fossil Groove6a 2
11Fossil Crack6b 1
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pleasant setting, if it's to hot at Chapel Head, go to Mill Side as the trees offer some shade, watch out for deer ticks. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
Pudz - 03/May/05