Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 220m a.s.l
Short but as the guide says "Magic" © petegunn
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.
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
Marshall's plc and Messrs Atkinson accept no responsibility for anyone entering the land and those entering do so at their own risk.
Park in the car park, do not block access for farm vehicles.
No dogs should be taken to the crag.
Fire precautions should be stringently observed.
Quarrying takes place nearby and climbers should not stray away from the climbing area.
Please put some money in the honesty box.
Marshalls PLC (the landowner at Scratchmere Scar), have recently agreed to allow permissive access to the crag for climbing, subject to it being completely at your own risk. Marshalls are concerned however about their health and safety obligations at a separate and adjacent active quarry to the north-west of the crag. Therefore, access is via the track from the farm below the crag and limited to the crag itself, not the land beyond. Continued access is reliant on climbers upholding this arrangement.
|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