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Robin Proctor's Scar

North Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 41 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
Robin Proctor Scar, or as it was formerly known Norber Scar, has been redeveloped as a sport crag. In the past it was home to a handful of very serious mid-grade trad routes. The whole crag has been extensively cleaned and bolted, however the nature of the rock is such that much care is needed to climb here safely. The better routes at Robin Proctor's Scar are as good as most at the grade in the local area and a few are worth travelling further for. The view from the crag is one of the best in the Dales and the quick drying nature of the rock and sunny aspect should ensure the Scar's popularity.

Access notes
From the A65, take the turn-off for Clapham (between Settle and Ingleton). Head into the village and at its centre park at the information centre. Walk up the lane until a footpath on the right leads through a tunnel. Walk along the track for about 1km until a footpath sign to Norber is reached. The crag is very obvious from here. Walk across the field and up the short scree slope.

Weather forecast

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1.0mm rain
11 °C
17 kph

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13 °C
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14 °C
32 kph

13.1mm rain
9 °C
24 kph

1.8mm rain
Mainly cloudy
11 °C
22 kph
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Yorkshire Limestone (2005),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004), Yorkshire Limestone (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Decline and Fall6b 48
2Like a Rolling Stone6c **10
3The Big Picture6c *35
4t'Inglesportonia Wall7a **20
5The Norberian6c+ *16
6The Flying Horseman6a+ 69
7Drillers In The Mist6b *29
8Tricks And Treats7a **5
9Tradesman's Entrance6b+ *31
10Knocking on Heaven's Door6a+ *79
11Inertia Syndrome Revisited6a+ **184
12Fone Booth Connection6b+ *75
13Call Direct6c *15
14Wheels On Fire6a+ **268
15The Shield6c **152
16Tombstone Blues6a 272
17Subterranean Homesick Blues6a+ **259
18The Modern Prometheus6a **24
19Dr Frank(enstein)'s Nightmare5a 224
20Living The Dream5c *283
21Interloper5c **102
 Climb nameGradex
22Central GullyS *16
23Yellow Edge6a+ *110
24Marshall Plan6c **102
25The Man Who Fell To Earth6c+ **45
26Tangled up in Glue6c+ *6
27Forever Young7a+ **56
28Central Buttress6b *143
29Gone with The Wind5a *78
30Storm Force6a+ 59
31Second Wind6a+ *120
32Wind Of Change6a+ 95
33S'portingle Wall6b 64
34The Jubilee Line6b *1
35Flake WallHS 4a 1
36Polaris6b+ **14
37Hale Bopp Experience6a+ *19
38Andromeda6a *15
39Appaloosa5c 18
40Pale Rider5c 14
41Shelley Shock6a **3
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Belay for Just Cruisin/Interloper has now been replaced by Dave Musgrove.
chris heald - 18/Jul/14

At March 2014, the belay on Just Cruisin is only on 1 bolt - the nut is missing off the 2nd bolt. Also, mid-height blocks on Dr Frank's nightmare are becoming more hollow - keep an eye!
lionel - 03/Mar/14

i thought robin proctor's scar was on my forehead. glad to see that its a recreational place instead
robin proctor - 29/Mar/06

Seem to remember a bit of a brouhaha about this being bolted up - thin ends, wedges, and all that. In my view, the jobs a good un, the crag provides a nice spot for mid-grade sport climbing, with some good sections of sheer, flakey rock. No shelter from anything whatsoever though.
Fiend - 02/Nov/05