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

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.

Access Advice

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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Sycamore Buttress 
2First of Many
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VD 38
3Life's ProblemsHVS 5b *7
4Skeet
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VD *76
5Skeet Direct
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HS 6
6Skeeter
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HS *12
7Pheasant Groove
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D **118
8The Famous GrouseHS 4b 21
9Side by Side
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VD *96
10Over and Under
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VD 111
11The Arete
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S *88
12Sidelock
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D *71
13Choke
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M *39
14Itchmere NoseVS 5a **3
15Boxlock
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D 30
 Leaning Tower 
17Herne
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HVS 5a **81
18Schrodinger's Cat
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E1 5c *7
19Blondie
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E1 5a **70
20Leyline
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VD *52
 Birch Tree Buttress 
22Extraction
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HVS 5a *48
23Out of The dark
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MS *60
24Peanuts
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E5 6b **7
25Into the Light
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E2 5c *11
26Charlie BrownE2 5c **8
27Stormy Petteril
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VS 5a **63
28Overdose
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E4 6c *2
29The Black Streak
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E2 6a **4
30Milligram
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E1 5b **68
31ScratchE4 6b **6
32Mere Scarsf7C+ * 
33Greta's Climb
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MVS 4c **77
34Greta's Climb DirectVS 5a **13
35Don't Worry
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VS 4c 21
36Be HappyHVS 5b 10
37High SqueezeVD 10
 The Block 
39Scratch AreteE3 6a **3
40Spiral Stairs
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S **47
 Scratchmere Buttress 
42Hesitation
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VS 5a 6
43John's Climb
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HS 4a **71
44Fitch
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VD *60
45No Comebacks
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HVS 5b *8
46Get Close
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VS 5a *17
47Jam Today
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HS 4c 19
48Hob
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D 13
 Home Buttress 
50Home, Sweet Home
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HVS 5b 2
51Bobbery
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VS 4c *10
52The Cheesepress
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D *17
53Manics of a Different Breed
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VS 5a 2
 The Far Rocks 
55Stews Eliminate
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V2 *8
56Stews flake
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V2 7
57The AspirantV5 ***7
58Snap Away
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V0 12
59Crack Away
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V0 7
60Wilson Way
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V1 8
61Wilson Way Sit StartV4 *1
62Bonsai Pipeline
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V2 *7
63The Way of the Pine
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V1 10
64A Leap of Pine
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V1 6
65Quality Street
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V3 **8

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