Climbs 33
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 230m a.s.l
Faces S

Rosanna enjoying some fine moves © Mark Eddy

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.

Approach 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.


Langdale (2013)
Out of print:
Langdale (1999)
Langdale (1989)
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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Boulder near Road. 
2The crackV0 22
 Lower Scout Crag 
4Basher's Bulge
E2 5b 36
5Cub's Arete
S *200
6Cub's GrooveVD *589
7Cub's Crack
HS 4b *540
8Cub's Wall
VD *374
9The New Partnership
E1 5b 68
10Oh Heck Direct
MVS 4b 119
11The Slab
MVS 4b *304
12Short man's RouteE3 5c *9
13Confidence Trick
E1 5b 20
 Middle Scout Crag 
E4 6b 1
E3 6a 1
17Bob Dylan
E6 6b *1
18The Beatles
E6 6a *20
19Street LegalE7 6b *1
20ElvisE4 6a *37
E3 6a 3
E3 6a 2
23Elton John
E4 6b 1
E1 5b 2
 Upper Scout Crag 
26The Glaciated RibD **54
27Route 2
VD **649
28Route 2 variation finish
VD 4
29Route 1.5
VD *120
30Route 1.75D **21
31The Ramsbottom VariationVD **24
32Route 1
VD ***984
33Zero Route
VD *89
34Rambler's Hangover
VD *80
35Scout's BeltVD 17
 Upper Scout Crag East 
37Salmon Leap
VS 4c **26
38Thing Fish *HVS 5a **1
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