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.

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2SlabVB 4b 40
3Overhanging CrackVB 4c 28
4Flake RouteVB 4c 34
6Angel EyesHS 4b 45
7Stolen MomentHS 4b 13
8Roof RouteHS 4b *47
9AvalonHVS 5b 7
10Back to the wall *VB 5a *3
12Rowan Tree WallS 4a *29
13Rowan Tree CornerD 15
14Easy FlankVD 3
15Left AreteVS 4c 14
16Right WallHVS 5c 7
18Left AreteVS 4c 17
19Front OverhangVS 4b 22
21Barking Mad FinV1 5b *2
22Barking MadVS 5a 18
24Green ChimneyS 4a 26
25Hairlinenone 5a 4
26Problem WallVS 5c *24
27Outer WallVS 4c 42
28Pedestal CrackS 4a *88
29Walled OutVS 5b 3
30Walled InVS 5b *24
31Wall EdgeV0- 5a 4
32The NoseVD 76
33Pedestal ChimneyD 69
34Pedestal WallHVD 3c 40
35Pedestal Wall EliminateHVS 5b 31
36Hedgehog AreteVS 5a *4
37Flake ChimneyHD 43
38Flake Chimney and WallD 36
39Hard SellVS 4c 57
40Long ChimneyHVD 37
41Tall TalesVS 5c 3
42Fairy Tale HighHVS 6b * 
43Easter EdgeHVS 5c *11
44Fairy Tale LowHVS 6c 5
45The NoseHVS 5c *36
46SnuffHVS 5b 15
47Alcove CracksS 4a **105
48Alcove WallVS 5b 2
49Alcove ChimneyMVS 4b 50
50Alan's WallE1 5b 30
51Scoop WallE2 5c 8
52Mr Whippy/Born in the USAE2 5c 11
53Snatch AreteE2 5c ***8
54Empty IllusionsE2 5c 2
55Pioneer's ChimneyM 38
56Ancient PioneerVS 4b 7
57Ancient's AscentD *37
58Super Skunknone 6a 8
59Super Skunk - Sit Startnone 6b 2
60Natural Highnone 6b 2
62One For The RoadS 4a 29
63ShandyVD *28
64Shandy (overhang direct)HS 4b 12
65Chaser ChimneyHVD 22
67The FrogVS 5b 7
68Last But One ButtressVD 18
70Flake WallHS 37
71Joshua's NoseHVD *37
72Bilberry CracksS 4a *49
73Left AgainHVS 5c *14
74Dangerous GameHVS 5b *9
75Safety in NumbersVS 5a 24
76BreakoutVS 4b *36
77Belly ChimneyVD 36
78SnippetHVS 5c 17
79Jericho WallVD *33
80Evening WallS 4a 22
82The EyrieHVS 5c 3
84Fragile WallVS 5b 4
85SmilerVS 5b 4
86The BendsHVS 6a 3
87WildHVS 5b 1
88Flake AreteHVS 5c 4
89Short and SweetHVS 5c 2
90WindyVD 14
91Air Time-The TraverseE1 6b  
92BreezeHS 4b 10
94ArchitraveVS 5c 7
95Arch RivalHVS 6a 10
96Arch GullyM *20
97Over the TopVS 4c *6
98Fallen ArchHVS 5a **16
99Attic GullyD 20
100AtticismHVS 5c 1
101Foot LooseHVS 6a  
102Direct StartHVS 5c 5
103Attikismos TraverseHVS 5c  
105Auld Lang SyneVS 5a 2
106HogmanayHS 11
107First FootingM 19
109Black Corner - Left SideVD *33
110Black Corner - Right SideHS 4b *32
111Black WallHVS 5b 30
112Mandela's DayHVS 5c *24
113Timeless DivideS 4c *36
114Black BannedHVS 6a **20
115Billy No MatesHVS 5c 1
116Harry PalmerHVS 5c 3
117Big NoseHVS 5b 3
119Imperial MeasurementsS 13
120Leaning WallVS 5a *28
121The ChuteVS 4c *36
122Finger JamE2 6a *14
123EliminationE2 6b 4
124Monty's LeapE3 6b 3
125New DimensionsE3 6a **50
126Open up and GurgleE4 6c  
127HangoverE3 6a 9
128Circuit TrainingE2 6a 2
129Shorter's CircuitE2 6a  
130Chockstone ChimneyHD *30
131Sculptured WallE1 5a 30
132Sculptured AreteE3 5c *5
133HeartbeatE3 5c 4
134Cannonball RunE3 6a 1
135Grand Master FlashE5 6b ***8
136Mother Of All Ketchup BottlesE6 6b ** 
137Night EntryVD 15
138Rum DoodleVS 4c 21
139Rhum DubhV3 6a 6
141Black Anvil Traversef6C+ *1
142Lichen Itf5+ 1
143None More Blackf6B 1
144Bun E Kingf5 1
145Black Rabbit *f5+  
147Minstrel WallHS 4b 18
148A Sack a DayVS 4c 14
149Slap HappyVS 5b 2
150M & Ms AreteVS 4c 9
152Beware the ThunderHVS 5c 5
153Living in SinE1 6a 2
154Impressionless LustE2 6a *2
155CinderellaVD 21
156The SlipperHVD 11
157Ugly Sister OneVS 4b 15
158Ugly Sister TwoVD 18
159WhazzupVS 5a 5
161The VirginVS 4c 17
162Flaked OutE1 5b 13
163Obsessions of the MindE2 6a 2
164Hard PlayE2 5b  
165Right Wall RouteS 4a 20
166Hocus PocusHS 2
167Back To BasicsVD 3
168Curtain CallVS 5b 21
169Final CurtainHVD 2
170Mantra *f5 1
171Easy Going *f3 1
172Close Encounter *f5+ 1
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