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Holwick Scar

County Durham, ENGLAND

Climbs 24 – Rocktype Dolerite – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces NE

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Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Appetite for ConstructionHVS 5a  
2Dustbin Day CrackE1 5b  
3When the CRoW Flies?E1 5b  
4Lichen StrikesHVS 5a  
5'A' ChimneyD 2
6Spiral StaircaseD 6
7Carol's Delightful HandD 1
8Left EscalatorHS 4a *9
9Right EscalatorVS 4c *2
10Derision GrooveVS 5a *1
11Master's GrooveVS 4c 9
12SurpriseS 4a *9
 Climb nameGradex
13Rigor MortisVS 5b **1
14Great ChimneyS * 
15GroundhogHVS 5a  
16Chimney and SlabD  
17Interrupted CrackVS  
18Stroll OnE2 5b * 
19ThrombosisE2 5b 2
20Bishop's ChimneyHS 4a 1
21Sabre CutVS 4c  
22Straight UpVS 4c 2
23G-String GroovesVS 4c  
24Yackley ChimneyD 1
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Access notes
After many years with climbing banned (sometimes at the point of a gun), limited access is now allowed again! Details at http://www.climbonline.co.uk/holwick_scar.htm and on the BMC RAD database.

A temporary Ring Ouzel ban is possible, probably April to June judging by the Stanage experience.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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Visited 11th Sept 06 on a fine dry day.The climbonline download guide is right to emphasise a warning about the grades being 30 years old. We must be getting soft, we started with Left Escalator at HS 4a. We had to swop lead after a steep start but there are three good threads on the way up. It was steep but enjoyable once you got gear in but we thought worth 4b ! Our next effort was Master's Groove at VS 4b**. Again we had to swop leads with the first of us backing off above the first crux.I lead through and thankfully found a stuck wire in the overhang. I pulled through but as I was on the "finish on grassy ledges" something gave way and I took a 35ft fall through a tree landing upside down below my belayer. My helmet saved me from no worse than a grazed forehead and bruised groin from the rope ! I enjoyed the climb though we thought it worth a good 4c. My partner said I could have the tick !
nocker - 11/Sep/06

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