Scout Crags

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.

Guidebooks
Langdale (2013),
Out of print: Langdale (1999), Langdale (1989)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 BOULDER NEAR ROAD. 
2The crackV0
 LOWER SCOUT CRAG 
4Basher's BulgeE2 5b
5Cub's AreteS *
6Cub's GrooveVD *
7Cub's CrackHS 4b *
8Cub's WallVD *
9The New PartnershipE1 5b
10Oh Heck DirectMVS 4b
11The SlabMVS 4b *
12Short man's RouteE3 5c *
13Confidence TrickE1 5b
 MIDDLE SCOUT CRAG 
15SkinheadE4 6b
16AbbaE3 6a
17Bob DylanE6 6b *
18The BeatlesE6 6a *
19Street LegalE7 6b *
20ElvisE4 6a *
21BlondieE3 6a
22TenderfootE3 6a
23Elton JohnE4 6b
24MadonnaE1 5b
 UPPER SCOUT CRAG 
26The Glaciated RibD **
27Route 2VD **
28Route 2 variation finishVD
29Route 1.5VD *
30Route 1.75D **
31The Ramsbottom VariationVD **
32Route 1VD ***
33Zero RouteVD *
34Rambler's HangoverVD *
35Scout's BeltVD
 UPPER SCOUT CRAG EAST 
37Salmon LeapVS 4c **
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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
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