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

Rosanna enjoying some fine moves © A Mountain Journey

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 crackf4 17
 Lower Scout Crag 
4Basher's Bulge
E2 5b 33
5Cub's Arete
S *177
6Cub's GrooveVD *537
7Cub's Crack
HS 4b *494
8Cub's Wall
VD *335
9The New Partnership
E1 5b 59
10Oh Heck Direct
MVS 4b 103
11The Slab
MVS 4b *277
12Short man's RouteE3 5c *8
13Confidence Trick
E1 5b 18
 Middle Scout Crag 
E4 6b 1
E3 6a 1
17Bob Dylan
E6 6b *1
18The Beatles
E6 6a *19
19Street LegalE7 6b *1
20ElvisE4 6a *34
E3 6a 3
E3 6a 2
23Elton John
E4 6b 1
E1 5b 2
 Upper Scout Crag 
26The Glaciated RibD **39
27Route 2
VD **570
28Route 2 variation finish
VD 2
29Route 1.5
VD *107
30Route 1.75D **13
31The Ramsbottom VariationVD **15
32Route 1
VD ***843
33Zero Route
VD *76
34Rambler's Hangover
VD *61
35Scout's BeltVD 15
 Upper Scout Crag East 
37Salmon Leap
VS 4c **23

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