Scratchmere Scar

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

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.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Eden Valley & South Lakes Limestone (2012),
Out of print: North of England Rock Climbs (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2First of ManyVD 34
3Life's ProblemsE1 5b/c **7
4SkeetVD *67
5Skeet DirectHS 4
6SkeeterHS *10
7Pheasant GrooveD **112
8The Famous GrouseHS 4b 20
9Side by SideVD *88
10Over and UnderVD 100
11The AreteS *81
12SidelockD *66
13ChokeM *33
14Itchmere NoseVS 5a **3
15BoxlockD 26
17HerneHVS 5a **75
18Schrodinger's CatE1 5c *7
19BlondieE1 5a **63
20LeylineVD *48
22ExtractionHVS 5a *43
23Out of The darkMS *49
24PeanutsE5 6b **7
25Into the LightE2 5c *10
26Charlie BrownE2 5c **8
27Stormy PetterilVS 5a **57
28Overdosenone 6c *1
29The Black StreakE2 6a **3
30MilligramE1 5b **61
31ScratchE4 6b **4
32Greta's ClimbMVS 4c **65
33Greta's Climb DirectVS 5a **10
34Don't WorryVS 4c 21
35Be HappyMVS 4b 7
36High SqueezeVD 3
38Scratch AreteE3 6a **3
39Spiral StairsS **42
41HesitationVS 5a 6
42John's ClimbHS 4a **59
43FitchVD *53
44No ComebacksHVS 5b *7
45Get CloseVS 5a *16
46Jam TodayHS 4c 17
47HobD 9
49Home, Sweet HomeHVS 5b 2
50BobberyVS 4c *9
51The CheesepressD *14
52Manics of a Different BreedVS 5a 2
54Stews EliminateV2 *6
55Stews flakeV2 6
56The AspirantV5 ***6
57Snap AwayV0 10
58Crack AwayV0 6
59Wilson WayV1 7
60Wilson Way Sit StartV4 *1
61Bonsai PipelineV2 *5
62The Way of the PineV1 8
63A Leap of PineV1 5
64Quality StreetV3 **7
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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