Climbs 155
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 310m a.s.l
Faces W

Alan Taylor on the first ascent of "Alan's Wall", Barker's Crags Scugdale. 1977. © Tony Marr

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,

Approach 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.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Overhanging Block 
2Slab
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VB 44
3Overhanging Crack
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VB 30
4Flake Route
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VB 37
 Barker's Buttress 
6Angel Eyes
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HS 4b 49
7Stolen MomentHS 4b 16
8Roof Route
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HS 4b *51
9Avalon
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HVS 5b 8
10Back to the wall *VB *3
11Mantraf5 2
 Rowan Buttress 
13Rowan Tree Wall
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S 4a *31
14Rowan Tree Corner
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D 16
15Easy FlankVD 3
16Left Arete
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VS 4c 15
17Right Wall
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HVS 5c 7
 Jackson's Block 
19Left Arete
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VS 4c 18
20Front Overhang
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VS 4b 23
 Barking Block 
22Barking Mad FinV1 *3
23Barking Mad
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VS 5a 19
 Amphitheatre Buttress 
25Green Chimney
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S 4a 33
26Hairlinenone 5a 6
27Problem Wall
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VS 5c *30
28Outer Wall
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VS 4c 48
29Pedestal Crack
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S 4a *100
30Walled OutVS 5b 6
31Walled In
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VS 5b *27
32Wall EdgeV0- 5
33The Nose
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VD 86
34Pedestal Chimney
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D 82
35Pedestal Wall
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HVD 3c 49
36Pedestal Wall EliminateHVS 5b 34
37Hedgehog AreteVS 5a *6
38Flake Chimney
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HD 52
39Flake Chimney and Wall
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D 43
40Hard Sell
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VS 4c 68
41Long Chimney
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HVD 45
42Tall TalesVS 5c 6
43Fairy Tale HighHVS 6b *1
44Easter Edge
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HVS 5c *13
45Fairy Tale Low
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HVS 6c 6
46The NoseHVS 5c *45
47Snuff
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HVS 5b 22
48Alcove Cracks
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S 4a **120
49Alcove WallVS 5b 2
50Alcove Chimney
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MVS 4b 58
51Alan's Wall
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E1 5b 34
52Scoop Wall
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E2 5c 10
53Mr Whippy/Born in the USA
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E2 5c 12
54Captain Kirk Where Are You?E2 5c 1
55Snatch Arete
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E2 5c ***10
56Empty Illusions
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E2 5c 2
57Pioneer's Chimney
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M 43
58Ancient PioneerVS 4b 8
59Ancient's Ascent
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D *42
60Super Skunknone 6a 8
61Super Skunk - Sit Start
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none 6b 2
62Natural Highnone 6b 2
 Road End Buttress 
64One For The Road
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S 4a 33
65Shandy
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VD *32
66Shandy (overhang direct)
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HS 4b 16
67Chaser Chimney
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HVD 24
 Last But One Buttress 
69The Frog
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VS 5b 7
70Last But One Buttress
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VD 18
 Day's End Buttress 
72Flake Wall
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HS 43
73Joshua's Nose
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HVD *44
74Bilberry Cracks
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S 4a *56
75Days Gone By *f6A+ *1
76Left AgainHVS 5c *16
77Dangerous Game
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HVS 5b *11
78Safety in Numbers
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VS 5a 27
79Breakout
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VS 4b *41
80Belly Chimney
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VD 42
81Snippet
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HVS 5c 19
82Jericho Wall
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VD *37
83Evening Wall
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S 4a 24
84Easy Goingf3 1
85Close Encounterf5+ 1
 The Eyrie 
87The Eyrie
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HVS 5c 3
 Bird's Nest Buttress 
89Fragile Wall
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VS 5b 4
90Smiler
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VS 5b 4
91The Bends
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HVS 6a 3
92Wild
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HVS 5b 1
93Flake Arete
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HVS 5c 4
94Short and Sweet
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HVS 5c 2
95Windy
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VD 14
96Air Time-The Traverse
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E1 6b  
97Breeze
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HS 4b 10
 Arch and Attic Buttress 
99Architrave
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VS 5c 7
100Arch Rival
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HVS 6a 10
101Arch Gully
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M *21
102Over the Top
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VS 4c *7
103Fallen Arch
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HVS 5a **16
104Attic Gully
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D 21
105Atticism
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HVS 5c 1
106Foot Loose
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HVS 6a  
107Direct Start
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HVS 5c 5
108Attikismos Traverse
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HVS 5c  
 Hogmanay Buttress 
110Auld Lang Syne
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VS 5a 2
111Hogmanay
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HS 11
112First Footing
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M 19
 Black Wall 
114Black Corner - Left Side
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VD *34
115Black Corner - Right Side
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HS 4b *33
116Black Wall
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HVS 5b 32
117Mandela's Day
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HVS 5c *26
118Timeless Divide
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S 4c *37
119Black Banned
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HVS 6a **19
120Billy No Mates
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HVS 5c 1
121Harry Palmer
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HVS 5c 3
122Big Nose
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HVS 5b 3
 Cleft Buttress 
124Imperial Measurements
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S 19
125Leaning Wall
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VS 5a *32
126The Chute
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VS 4c *40
127Finger Jam
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E2 6a *17
128EliminationE2 6b 7
129Monty's Leap
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E3 6b 3
130New DimensionsE3 6a **51
131Open up and Gurgle
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E4 6c  
132Hangover
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E3 6a 9
133Circuit Training
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E2 6a 3
134Shorter's Circuit
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E2 6a  
135Chockstone Chimney
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HD *32
136Sculptured Wall
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E1 5a 33
137Sculptured Arete
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E3 5c *6
138Heartbeat
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E3 5c 4
139Cannonball RunE3 6a 1
140Grand Master Flash
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E5 6b ***9
141Mother Of All Ketchup BottlesE6 6b ** 
142Night Entry
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VD 17
143Rum Doodle
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VS 4c 24
144Rhum DubhV3 9
 The Anvil Boulder 
146Black Anvil Traversef6C+ *2
147Lichen Itf5+ 1
148None More Blackf6B 1
149Bun E Kingf5 1
150Black Rabbitf5+  
 M&M's Buttress 
152Minstrel Wall
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HS 4b 22
153A Sack a Day
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VS 4c 15
154Slap Happy
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VS 5b 2
155M & Ms Arete
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VS 4c 11
 Cinderella & The Ugly Sisters 
157Beware the Thunder
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HVS 5c 5
158Living in Sin
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E1 6a 2
159Impressionless Lust
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E2 6a *2
160Cinderella
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VD 21
161The Slipper
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HVD 12
162Ugly Sister One
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VS 4b 15
163Ugly Sister Two
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VD 20
164Whazzup
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VS 5a 5
 Virgin Buttress 
166The Virgin
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VS 4c 17
167Flaked Out
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E1 5b 13
168Obsessions of the Mind
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E2 6a 3
169Hard PlayE2 5b  
170Right Wall Route
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S 4a 21
171Hocus PocusHS 2
172Back To BasicsVD 3
173Curtain Call
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VS 5b 22
174Final CurtainHVD 2
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