Climbs 153
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 43
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 30
26Hairlinenone 5a 5
27Problem Wall
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VS 5c *26
28Outer Wall
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VS 4c 46
29Pedestal Crack
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S 4a *93
30Walled OutVS 5b 4
31Walled In
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VS 5b *25
32Wall EdgeV0- 4
33The Nose
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VD 81
34Pedestal Chimney
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D 75
35Pedestal Wall
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HVD 3c 44
36Pedestal Wall EliminateHVS 5b 32
37Hedgehog AreteVS 5a *5
38Flake Chimney
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HD 48
39Flake Chimney and Wall
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D 40
40Hard Sell
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VS 4c 62
41Long Chimney
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HVD 41
42Tall TalesVS 5c 5
43Fairy Tale HighHVS 6b * 
44Easter Edge
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HVS 5c *11
45Fairy Tale Low
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HVS 6c 6
46The NoseHVS 5c *40
47Snuff
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HVS 5b 18
48Alcove Cracks
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S 4a **113
49Alcove WallVS 5b 2
50Alcove Chimney
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MVS 4b 54
51Alan's Wall
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E1 5b 32
52Scoop Wall
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E2 5c 11
53Mr Whippy/Born in the USA
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E2 5c 11
54Snatch Arete
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E2 5c ***9
55Empty Illusions
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E2 5c 2
56Pioneer's Chimney
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M 42
57Ancient PioneerVS 4b 8
58Ancient's Ascent
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D *40
59Super Skunknone 6a 8
60Super Skunk - Sit Start
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none 6b 2
61Natural Highnone 6b 2
 Road End Buttress 
63One For The Road
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S 4a 32
64Shandy
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VD *31
65Shandy (overhang direct)
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HS 4b 15
66Chaser Chimney
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HVD 24
 Last But One Buttress 
68The Frog
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VS 5b 7
69Last But One Buttress
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VD 18
 Day's End Buttress 
71Flake Wall
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HS 43
72Joshua's Nose
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HVD *44
73Bilberry Cracks
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S 4a *56
74Left AgainHVS 5c *16
75Dangerous Game
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HVS 5b *10
76Safety in Numbers
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VS 5a 27
77Breakout
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VS 4b *41
78Belly Chimney
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VD 41
79Snippet
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HVS 5c 19
80Jericho Wall
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VD *35
81Evening Wall
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S 4a 24
82Easy Goingf3 1
83Close Encounterf5+ 1
 The Eyrie 
85The Eyrie
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HVS 5c 3
 Bird's Nest Buttress 
87Fragile Wall
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VS 5b 4
88Smiler
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VS 5b 4
89The Bends
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HVS 6a 3
90Wild
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HVS 5b 1
91Flake Arete
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HVS 5c 4
92Short and Sweet
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HVS 5c 2
93Windy
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VD 14
94Air Time-The Traverse
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E1 6b  
95Breeze
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HS 4b 10
 Arch and Attic Buttress 
97Architrave
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VS 5c 7
98Arch Rival
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HVS 6a 10
99Arch Gully
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M *21
100Over the Top
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VS 4c *7
101Fallen Arch
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HVS 5a **16
102Attic Gully
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D 21
103Atticism
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HVS 5c 1
104Foot Loose
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HVS 6a  
105Direct Start
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HVS 5c 5
106Attikismos Traverse
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HVS 5c  
 Hogmanay Buttress 
108Auld Lang Syne
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VS 5a 2
109Hogmanay
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HS 11
110First Footing
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M 19
 Black Wall 
112Black Corner - Left Side
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VD *33
113Black Corner - Right Side
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HS 4b *32
114Black Wall
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HVS 5b 30
115Mandela's Day
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HVS 5c *24
116Timeless Divide
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S 4c *36
117Black Banned
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HVS 6a **19
118Billy No Mates
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HVS 5c 1
119Harry Palmer
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HVS 5c 3
120Big Nose
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HVS 5b 3
 Cleft Buttress 
122Imperial Measurements
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S 16
123Leaning Wall
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VS 5a *31
124The Chute
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VS 4c *37
125Finger Jam
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E2 6a *17
126EliminationE2 6b 6
127Monty's Leap
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E3 6b 3
128New DimensionsE3 6a **51
129Open up and Gurgle
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E4 6c  
130Hangover
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E3 6a 9
131Circuit Training
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E2 6a 3
132Shorter's Circuit
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E2 6a  
133Chockstone Chimney
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HD *31
134Sculptured Wall
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E1 5a 31
135Sculptured Arete
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E3 5c *5
136Heartbeat
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E3 5c 4
137Cannonball RunE3 6a 1
138Grand Master Flash
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E5 6b ***9
139Mother Of All Ketchup BottlesE6 6b ** 
140Night Entry
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VD 16
141Rum Doodle
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VS 4c 22
142Rhum DubhV3 7
 The Anvil Boulder 
144Black Anvil Traversef6C+ *2
145Lichen Itf5+ 1
146None More Blackf6B 1
147Bun E Kingf5 1
148Black Rabbitf5+  
 M&M's Buttress 
150Minstrel Wall
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HS 4b 20
151A Sack a Day
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VS 4c 14
152Slap Happy
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VS 5b 2
153M & Ms Arete
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VS 4c 11
 Cinderella & The Ugly Sisters 
155Beware the Thunder
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HVS 5c 5
156Living in Sin
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E1 6a 2
157Impressionless Lust
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E2 6a *2
158Cinderella
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VD 21
159The Slipper
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HVD 11
160Ugly Sister One
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VS 4b 15
161Ugly Sister Two
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VD 19
162Whazzup
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VS 5a 5
 Virgin Buttress 
164The Virgin
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VS 4c 17
165Flaked Out
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E1 5b 13
166Obsessions of the Mind
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E2 6a 3
167Hard PlayE2 5b  
168Right Wall Route
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S 4a 20
169Hocus PocusHS 2
170Back To BasicsVD 3
171Curtain Call
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VS 5b 21
172Final CurtainHVD 2
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