Kersey Green Scar

Climbs 18 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 330m a.s.l – Faces NE

Crag features
Situation and Character:

Kersey Green Scar faces North East and East across the little valley of Rake Beck on the moors to the North of Swaledale. The crag is part of the same band of limestone which outcrops continuously along the edge of these hills attaining prominence at Applegarth Scar then again at Orgate Scar just N.W. of Marske. Kersey Green Scar is about 4 miles North West of Marske. The climbing on the crag tends to be steep and loose rock does require care in places. During the summer months, midges and nettles abound!


All of the climbs at Kersey Green Scar were recorded by Peter and Elizabeth Dyson, Peter Ball, Bruce Perry, Mark Griffiths and Paul Carling. Some of the routes had no doubt been climbed before but of these there is no recorded history.

Access notes
Access and Approaches:

The crag can be approached from Marske or the A66. Park on the verge where the road meets the valley above Rake Beck. Follow the valley downstream to reach the scar taking care with boun¬daries. The crag is on land owned by Barningham Estates, but the farmer is happy to let climbers use the crag providing they keep a low profile i.e. small groups only, no litter, no noise and particularly no dogs.

North of England Rock Climbs (1992),
Out of print: North East England (2003)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Helwith GrooveMS 1
2Cosy Corner *VD 1
3Irony *VS 4b 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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