Scugdale - Barker's Crags

Climbs 150 – 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.


Out of print: North East England (2003), North York Moors (1985)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2SlabVB 4b
3Overhanging CrackVB 4c
4Flake RouteVB 4c
6Angel EyesHS 4b
7Stolen MomentHS 4b
8Roof RouteHS 4b *
9AvalonHVS 5b
10Back to the wall *VB 5a *
12Rowan Tree WallS 4a *
13Rowan Tree CornerD
14Easy FlankVD
15Left AreteVS 4c
16Right WallHVS 5c
18Left AreteVS 4c
19Front OverhangVS 4b
21Barking Mad FinV1 5b *
22Barking MadVS 5a
24Green ChimneyS 4a
25Hairlinenone 5a
26Problem WallVS 5c *
27Outer WallVS 4c
28Pedestal CrackS 4a *
29Walled OutVS 5b
30Walled InVS 5b *
31Wall EdgeV0- 5a
32The NoseVD
33Pedestal ChimneyD
34Pedestal WallHVD 3c
35Pedestal Wall EliminateHVS 5b
36Hedgehog AreteVS 5a *
37Flake ChimneyHD
38Flake Chimney and WallD
39Hard SellVS 4c
40Long ChimneyHVD
41Tall TalesVS 5c
42Fairy Tale HighHVS 6b *
43Easter EdgeHVS 5c *
44Fairy Tale LowHVS 6c
45The NoseHVS 5c *
46SnuffHVS 5b
47Alcove CracksS 4a **
48Alcove WallVS 5b
49Alcove ChimneyMVS 4b
50Alan's WallE1 5b
51Scoop WallE2 5c
52Mr Whippy/Born in the USAE2 5c
53Snatch AreteE2 5c ***
54Empty IllusionsE2 5c
55Pioneer's ChimneyM
56Ancient PioneerVS 4b
57Ancient's AscentD *
58Super Skunknone 6a
59Super Skunk - Sit Startnone 6b
60Natural Highnone 6b
62One For The RoadS 4a
63ShandyVD *
64Shandy (overhang direct)HS 4b
65Chaser ChimneyHVD
67The FrogVS 5b
68Last But One ButtressVD
70Flake WallHS
71Joshua's NoseHVD *
72Bilberry CracksS 4a *
73Left AgainHVS 5c *
74Dangerous GameHVS 5b *
75Safety in NumbersVS 5a
76BreakoutVS 4b *
77Belly ChimneyVD
78SnippetHVS 5c
79Jericho WallVD *
80Evening WallS 4a
82The EyrieHVS 5c
84Fragile WallVS 5b
85SmilerVS 5b
86The BendsHVS 6a
87WildHVS 5b
88Flake AreteHVS 5c
89Short and SweetHVS 5c
91Air Time-The TraverseE1 6b
92BreezeHS 4b
94ArchitraveVS 5c
95Arch RivalHVS 6a
96Arch GullyM *
97Over the TopVS 4c *
98Fallen ArchHVS 5a **
99Attic GullyD
100AtticismHVS 5c
101Foot LooseHVS 6a
102Direct StartHVS 5c
103Attikismos TraverseHVS 5c
105Auld Lang SyneVS 5a
107First FootingM
109Black Corner - Left SideVD *
110Black Corner - Right SideHS 4b *
111Black WallHVS 5b
112Mandela's DayHVS 5c *
113Timeless DivideS 4c *
114Black BannedHVS 6a **
115Billy No MatesHVS 5c
116Harry PalmerHVS 5c
117Big NoseHVS 5b
119Imperial MeasurementsS
120Leaning WallVS 5a *
121The ChuteVS 4c *
122Finger JamE2 6a *
123EliminationE2 6b
124Monty's LeapE3 6b
125New DimensionsE3 6a **
126Open up and GurgleE4 6c
127HangoverE3 6a
128Circuit TrainingE2 6a
129Shorter's CircuitE2 6a
130Chockstone ChimneyHD *
131Sculptured WallE1 5a
132Sculptured AreteE3 5c *
133HeartbeatE3 5c
134Cannonball RunE3 6a
135Grand Master FlashE5 6b ***
136Mother Of All Ketchup BottlesE6 6b **
137Night EntryVD
138Rum DoodleVS 4c
139Rhum DubhV3 6a
141Black Anvil Traversef6C+ *
142Lichen Itf5+
143None More Blackf6B
144Bun E Kingf5
145Black Rabbit *f5+
147Minstrel WallHS 4b
148A Sack a DayVS 4c
149Slap HappyVS 5b
150M & Ms AreteVS 4c
152Beware the ThunderHVS 5c
153Living in SinE1 6a
154Impressionless LustE2 6a *
156The SlipperHVD
157Ugly Sister OneVS 4b
158Ugly Sister TwoVD
159WhazzupVS 5a
161The VirginVS 4c
162Flaked OutE1 5b
163Obsessions of the MindE2 6a
164Hard PlayE2 5b
165Right Wall RouteS 4a
166Hocus PocusHS
167Back To BasicsVD
168Curtain CallVS 5b
169Final CurtainHVD
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