Scugdale - Barker's Crags

Climbs 153 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 310m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
The right hand extension of a pleasant edge of hard sandstone that extends along the rim of this quiet valley. The crag rarely reaches more than 10m in height; for the competent a rope is rarely necessary. Because of the lack of height, many routes only receive a technical grade, offers everything from pleasant slabs to technical cracks and aretes to pumpy overhangs.

Quieter and more secluded than Scots Crag.

Recommended: Fairy Tale Low 6c, Super Skunk, Fallen Arch 5a, Black Wall Traverse 6b, New Dimensions E3 6a, Grandmaster Flash E5 6b,

Access notes
No dogs - farmland.

From Swainby (on the A172) head south-east on a minor road on the true L bank of the beck that flows through the village, until you can cross the beck by a ford. Continue with care up the road for 3 mi to the road head and park with care.

5 min walk leads to the crag.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
North York Moors and East Coast Bouldering (2014),
Out of print: North East England (2003), North York Moors (1985)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 OVERHANGING BLOCK  
2SlabVB 4b 41
3Overhanging CrackVB 4c 29
4Flake RouteVB 4c 36
 BARKER'S BUTTRESS  
6Angel EyesHS 4b 46
7Stolen MomentHS 4b 14
8Roof RouteHS 4b *47
9AvalonHVS 5b 8
10Back to the wall *VB 5a *3
11Mantraf5 2
 ROWAN BUTTRESS  
13Rowan Tree WallS 4a *30
14Rowan Tree CornerD 15
15Easy FlankVD 3
16Left AreteVS 4c 14
17Right WallHVS 5c 7
 JACKSON'S BLOCK  
19Left AreteVS 4c 18
20Front OverhangVS 4b 23
 BARKING BLOCK  
22Barking Mad FinV1 5b *3
23Barking MadVS 5a 19
 AMPHITHEATRE BUTTRESS  
25Green ChimneyS 4a 26
26Hairlinenone 5a 4
27Problem WallVS 5c *25
28Outer WallVS 4c 42
29Pedestal CrackS 4a *90
30Walled OutVS 5b 4
31Walled InVS 5b *25
32Wall EdgeV0- 5a 4
33The NoseVD 77
34Pedestal ChimneyD 71
35Pedestal WallHVD 3c 41
36Pedestal Wall EliminateHVS 5b 31
37Hedgehog AreteVS 5a *4
38Flake ChimneyHD 45
39Flake Chimney and WallD 37
40Hard SellVS 4c 59
41Long ChimneyHVD 38
42Tall TalesVS 5c 5
43Fairy Tale HighHVS 6b * 
44Easter EdgeHVS 5c *11
45Fairy Tale LowHVS 6c 5
46The NoseHVS 5c *37
47SnuffHVS 5b 16
48Alcove CracksS 4a **107
49Alcove WallVS 5b 2
50Alcove ChimneyMVS 4b 50
51Alan's WallE1 5b 32
52Scoop WallE2 5c 8
53Mr Whippy/Born in the USAE2 5c 11
54Snatch AreteE2 5c ***9
55Empty IllusionsE2 5c 2
56Pioneer's ChimneyM 40
57Ancient PioneerVS 4b 8
58Ancient's AscentD *38
59Super Skunknone 6a 8
60Super Skunk - Sit Startnone 6b 2
61Natural Highnone 6b 2
 ROAD END BUTTRESS  
63One For The RoadS 4a 30
64ShandyVD *29
65Shandy (overhang direct)HS 4b 13
66Chaser ChimneyHVD 22
 LAST BUT ONE BUTTRESS  
68The FrogVS 5b 7
69Last But One ButtressVD 18
 DAY'S END BUTTRESS  
71Flake WallHS 37
72Joshua's NoseHVD *37
73Bilberry CracksS 4a *49
74Left AgainHVS 5c *14
75Dangerous GameHVS 5b *9
76Safety in NumbersVS 5a 24
77BreakoutVS 4b *36
78Belly ChimneyVD 36
79SnippetHVS 5c 17
80Jericho WallVD *33
81Evening WallS 4a 22
82Easy Goingf3 1
83Close Encounterf5+ 1
 THE EYRIE  
85The EyrieHVS 5c 3
 BIRD'S NEST BUTTRESS  
87Fragile WallVS 5b 4
88SmilerVS 5b 4
89The BendsHVS 6a 3
90WildHVS 5b 1
91Flake AreteHVS 5c 4
92Short and SweetHVS 5c 2
93WindyVD 14
94Air Time-The TraverseE1 6b  
95BreezeHS 4b 10
 ARCH AND ATTIC BUTTRESS  
97ArchitraveVS 5c 7
98Arch RivalHVS 6a 10
99Arch GullyM *20
100Over the TopVS 4c *6
101Fallen ArchHVS 5a **16
102Attic GullyD 20
103AtticismHVS 5c 1
104Foot LooseHVS 6a  
105Direct StartHVS 5c 5
106Attikismos TraverseHVS 5c  
 HOGMANAY BUTTRESS  
108Auld Lang SyneVS 5a 2
109HogmanayHS 11
110First FootingM 19
 BLACK WALL  
112Black Corner - Left SideVD *33
113Black Corner - Right SideHS 4b *32
114Black WallHVS 5b 30
115Mandela's DayHVS 5c *24
116Timeless DivideS 4c *36
117Black BannedHVS 6a **20
118Billy No MatesHVS 5c 1
119Harry PalmerHVS 5c 3
120Big NoseHVS 5b 3
 CLEFT BUTTRESS  
122Imperial MeasurementsS 13
123Leaning WallVS 5a *28
124The ChuteVS 4c *36
125Finger JamE2 6a *14
126EliminationE2 6b 4
127Monty's LeapE3 6b 3
128New DimensionsE3 6a **50
129Open up and GurgleE4 6c  
130HangoverE3 6a 9
131Circuit TrainingE2 6a 2
132Shorter's CircuitE2 6a  
133Chockstone ChimneyHD *30
134Sculptured WallE1 5a 30
135Sculptured AreteE3 5c *5
136HeartbeatE3 5c 4
137Cannonball RunE3 6a 1
138Grand Master FlashE5 6b ***8
139Mother Of All Ketchup BottlesE6 6b ** 
140Night EntryVD 15
141Rum DoodleVS 4c 21
142Rhum DubhV3 6a 6
 THE ANVIL BOULDER  
144Black Anvil Traversef6C+ *1
145Lichen Itf5+ 1
146None More Blackf6B 1
147Bun E Kingf5 1
148Black Rabbit *f5+  
 M&M'S BUTTRESS  
150Minstrel WallHS 4b 18
151A Sack a DayVS 4c 14
152Slap HappyVS 5b 2
153M & Ms AreteVS 4c 9
 CINDERELLA & THE UGLY SISTERS  
155Beware the ThunderHVS 5c 5
156Living in SinE1 6a 2
157Impressionless LustE2 6a *2
158CinderellaVD 21
159The SlipperHVD 11
160Ugly Sister OneVS 4b 15
161Ugly Sister TwoVD 18
162WhazzupVS 5a 5
 VIRGIN BUTTRESS  
164The VirginVS 4c 17
165Flaked OutE1 5b 13
166Obsessions of the MindE2 6a 2
167Hard PlayE2 5b  
168Right Wall RouteS 4a 20
169Hocus PocusHS 2
170Back To BasicsVD 3
171Curtain CallVS 5b 21
172Final CurtainHVD 2
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