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

Goredale © Rachel H

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.

Approach 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.

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Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire covers some of the best limestone crags in the UK including the big three of Malham, Kilnsey and Gordale. Alongside these titans are numerous other destinations that offer both sport and trad climbing throughout the grades, ranging from the intimidating walls of Blue Scar and Trow Gill to the long lines of newly-developed low to mid-grade sport crags such as Moughton Nab and Giggleswick South. Trad climbing is also well catered for on the walls and escarpments at the likes of Trowbarrow Quarry, Twistleton Scar, Attermire Scar and Witches Quarry.
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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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Proton6a 26
2Pathfinder6b+ *34
3The Green Route7a+ *4
4Firebird7a+ *9
5Mustang6b *47
6Intergrali7a *9
7Cadillac6c+ ***44
8Countach7b **24
9Straight-88a **5
10Fossil Groove6a 2
11Fossil Crack6b 1

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