Climbs 65
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 220m a.s.l
Faces SW

Short but as the guide says "Magic" © petegunn

Crag features

Good quaility Penrith sand-stone set in a fine position with a southerly aspect makes this a fine little crag.

The routes are varied, mainly in the lower grades with a few test pieces and some bouldering. Its quick to dry and belays are easy to set up on the trees above.

The bouldering area is located on the 'Far Rocks', To find them walk 100m, staying level, rightwards from the last buttress.

Approach notes

New Access Issue May 2016.

Access is being denied to Scratchmere as Marshall's are Blasting in the quarry nearby and are worried about rock movement at the crag.

The issue is being delt with by the BMC

Access Banned

Unfortunately following a number of years of good access to the crag, the landowners have now decided to ban access for climbers. 

Climbing is no longer banned at Scratchmere but please don't go onto the land beyond the crag or we'll loose this.
Craig Geddes - 30/Mar/11
A small but pleasant crag. Excellent parking is provided at the farm. Grades tend to be stiff as the crag is steep and protection is often poor.
Lemony - 30/Jul/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Sycamore Buttress 
2 First of Many
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VD 38
3 Life's ProblemsHVS 5b *7
4 Skeet
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VD *78
5 Skeet Direct
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HS 6
6 Skeeter
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HS *12
7 Pheasant Groove
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D **121
8 The Famous GrouseHS 4b 21
9 Side by Side
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VD *96
10 Over and Under
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VD 111
11 The Arete
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S *88
12 Sidelock
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D *71
13 Choke
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M *39
14 Itchmere NoseVS 5a **3
15 Boxlock
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D 30
 Leaning Tower 
17 Herne
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HVS 5a **81
18 Schrodinger's Cat
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E1 5c *7
19 Blondie
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E1 5a **70
20 Leyline
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VD *54
 Birch Tree Buttress 
22 Extraction
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HVS 5a *48
23 Out of The dark
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MS *60
24 Peanuts
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E5 6b **7
25 Into the Light
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E2 5c *11
26 Charlie BrownE2 5c **8
27 Stormy Petteril
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VS 5a **63
28 Overdose
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E4 6c *2
29 The Black Streak
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E2 6a **4
30 Milligram
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E1 5b **68
31 ScratchE4 6b **6
32 Mere Scarsf7C+ * 
33 Greta's Climb
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MVS 4c **77
34 Greta's Climb DirectVS 5a **13
35 Don't Worry
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VS 4c 21
36 Be HappyHVS 5b 10
37 High SqueezeVD 10
 The Block 
39 Scratch AreteE3 6a **3
40 Spiral Stairs
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S **47
 Scratchmere Buttress 
42 Hesitation
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VS 5a 6
43 John's Climb
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HS 4a **71
44 Fitch
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VD *60
45 No Comebacks
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HVS 5b *8
46 Get Close
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VS 5a *17
47 Jam Today
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HS 4c 19
48 Hob
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D 13
 Home Buttress 
50 Home, Sweet Home
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HVS 5b 2
51 Bobbery
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VS 4c *10
52 The Cheesepress
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D *17
53 Manics of a Different Breed
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VS 5a 2
 The Far Rocks 
55 Stews Eliminate
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V2 *8
56 Stews flake
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V2 7
57 The AspirantV5 ***7
58 Snap Away
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V0 12
59 Crack Away
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V0 7
60 Wilson Way
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V1 8
61 Wilson Way Sit StartV4 *1
62 Bonsai Pipeline
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V2 *7
63 The Way of the Pine
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V1 10
64 A Leap of Pine
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V1 6
65 Quality Street
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V3 **8

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