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