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Scout Crags

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 32 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 230m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Lower Scout Crag - a small rather grubby crag, overused by groups so very shiny.

Middle Scout Crag - another small crag, but very steep. E-grades only.

Upper Scout Crag - the largest and arguably the best crag of the three with a number of fair to good routes in the easier grades, mostly with a couple of pitches each.

Although the easier routes have long been recommended to novices, it is worth pointing out that protection on many of the routes is sparse or hard to find or both. A good rack of cams will ease the situation especially with the imaginative use of gas bubble pockets on the upper crag.

Access notes
There seem to be no access problems, though the farmer is anxious about his lambs in springtime and there may be a group use ban on Lower Scout in the lambing season(mid March to end of April).

Park in one of the car parks in the vicinity of New Dungeon Gill Hotel and walk east along the road for 200m beyond the beck whence a stile leads into a field containing a small barn. The crags lie 5 - 10 minutes up the hillside from here. Parking on the road below the crag may attract the attention of the boys in blue.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

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0.0mm rain
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11 °C
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11 °C
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0.1mm rain
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13 °C
17 kph

1.7mm rain
Cloudy
13 °C
17 kph

1.1mm rain
Cloudy
14 °C
20 kph
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Guidebooks
Langdale (2013),
Out of print: Langdale (1999), Langdale (1989)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 BOULDER NEAR ROAD.  
2The crackV0 17
 LOWER SCOUT CRAG  
4Basher's BulgeE2 5b 29
5Cub's AreteS *160
6Cub's GrooveVD *481
7Cub's CrackHS 4b *433
8Cub's WallVD *297
9The New PartnershipE1 5b 53
10Oh Heck DirectMVS 4b 92
11The SlabMVS 4b *247
12Short man's RouteE3 5c *7
13Confidence TrickE1 5b 15
 MIDDLE SCOUT CRAG  
15SkinheadE4 6b 1
16AbbaE3 6a 1
17Bob DylanE6 6b *1
18The BeatlesE6 6a *19
19Street LegalE7 6b *1
 Climb nameGradex
20ElvisE4 6a *26
21BlondieE3 6a 3
22TenderfootE3 6a 1
23Elton JohnE4 6b 1
24MadonnaE1 5b 1
 UPPER SCOUT CRAG  
26The Glaciated RibD **22
27Route 2VD **505
28Route 2 variation finishVD  
29Route 1.5VD *99
30Route 1.75D **4
31The Ramsbottom VariationVD **3
32Route 1VD ***704
33Zero RouteVD *63
34Rambler's HangoverVD *49
35Scout's BeltVD 14
 UPPER SCOUT CRAG EAST  
37Salmon LeapVS 4c **17
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The last 4 routes on Middle Scout are beyond poor. what are they even doing in the guidebook. Consign them to the bin!
Ian Jones - 10/Oct/12