Climbs 18
Rocktype Limestone

Faces N

Barrow Scout Cove RIGHT, routes The Perfect Drug to Sleeping Sickness © Joe W-O

Crag features

Great little crag for sunny summer evenings. Some excellent views can be had from the top. Limited parking is available in a lay-by directly under the crag, after passing Scout Crag Caravan site. Located 40m up the hillside in the trees. Good range of sport climbing and the imposing roof section has an array of good routes at E3+

Approach notes

Follow a rubble path from the north end of the lay-by. Coppicing and limited use means that the path leading up from the road is well vegetated, please be conscientious of the environmentally sensitive area.

Restricted Access

The BMC have learned that palaeolithic man visited Barrow Scout Cove in Silverdale some 12,000 years before sport climbers and the unassuming cave there and the area around the cave mouth are a scheduled site. The site itself is vulnerable and in order to preserve it and avoid any accidental damage, climbers have agreed not to go past route 14 (Pincher). Therefore, both Caveman and Going Underground must be avoided, but all other climbs to the left of the cave are still permitted.

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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.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Lancashire Rock (1999)

Out of print:
Spent a very pleasant day at the crag today. Winter meant that vegetation was low for the most part. Bolts on most routes are in good condition, as too are lower-offs. Going to contact local environmental bodies to enquire about cutting back some of the bramble, particularly on the decent paths.
Joe W-O - 28/Dec/13
There are two types of bolts in use here, u shaped ones mortared in and the normal screwed in D thingies. The D ones are alright but the U ones are loose or badly corroded. Also got 5 tick bites from this place.
afeuillade - 29/May/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
VS 4c  
2Fuel My Fire7a+  
3Serial Thrilla7b+  
4The Perfect Drug6c * 
5WhitewoodE1 5c *2
6Their Law7a 2
7Like a Dick Only Smaller6a+ *9
8Sleeping Sickness6a+ *10
9TV Tan5a 18
10Picture This4c 22
11The Modern World3+ 25
12Modern Man3+ 23
4c 11
14Pincher5c **10
15CavemanHVS 5a *4
16Going Underground6c *2
17Ten in 2010
18The Grey Race
6b * 

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