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Chapel Head Scar

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 76 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 70m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Chapel Head Scar is the finest limestone crag in Cumbria and stands comparison with the best on offer in the UK offering some superb hard sport routes set in one of the Lake District's least-travelled and quaintest corners. The crag is extensive but only around half of it is developed due to access considerations. What is developed is simply brilliant and gives routes of diversity and length all on beautifully structured buttresses. The three major sectors each have a distinct character, ranging from long technical wall climbs through to steep and pumpy tufas.

2013 Note: bird ban lifted early, open to climbing from May

2013 Note 2: The Android tree is no more so routes previously starting up this are now significantly harder!!!

Access notes
Climbing is BANNED at Chapel Head Scar between February 1st and June 30th due to nesting Periguines. Some years the ban is lifted early or not imposed at all. To check on the situation contact the BMC. If the signs on the boards at the Car Park and on the approach path say that climbing is closed then the ban is on.

There is also a no bolting or gardening agreement at Chapel Head (see BMC access information.

The final ban is on any climbing or developement at anytime to the left side of the Scar. The boundary is very clearly marked on the notice boards at the car-park, the approach path and at the base of the crag itself. Chapel Head is a very environmentally sensitive site and any infringement of the bans could easily lead to a total ban on all clmbing access.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

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2.2mm rain
Cloudy
12 °C
15 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
6 kph

0.3mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
8 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
16 °C
8 kph

0.0mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
13 kph
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Guidebooks
Eden Valley & South Lakes Limestone (2012), Northern Limestone Route Database (2001), Lancashire Rock (1999),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 GULLY WALL  
2Cool Your Jets Mum6c 10
3La Flange en Decomposition6b *55
4Gully Wall6b 19
5Gully Wall Variation6b+ 16
6Gully Wall Direct6c *3
7Winter Pincher6b+ 5
8Oddbods6b *9
9Strongbow6a+ *17
10Comedy Show6a+ 23
11The VeilVS 4b 3
 MOONCHILD BUTTRESS  
13Yashmak6c 2
14The Heinous Penis6c *24
15StarshineE1 5b 6
16Jelly Head7a *13
17Interstellar Overdrive6c **129
18DuneE4 6a * 
19Cement Head7a+ **40
20Sun GodHVS 5b *5
21Combat Plumber7a *3
22Zantom Phone7c+ ***4
23Phantom Zone7b+ ***31
24Phantom Zone Extension7c ***13
25Stan Pulsar7b+ **6
26Surfing with the Alien8a *2
27Bleep and Booster7a **66
28MoonchildE4 5c **21
29The Moon Loon ConnectionE4 5c ***3
30War of the Worlds6c+ *4
3162 West Wallaby Street7a *14
32War Hero7a **78
33Tricky Pricky Ears7b **10
34LunaticE3 5c **4
35Darth VadarE5 6a * 
36Maboulisme Merveilleux7c+ **2
 THE GREAT WALL  
38The Route of All Evil7a+ ***22
39Eraser Head/The True Path7b+ **13
40CyborgE2 5b *10
41Mid-air Collision / Flight Path7b ***29
 Climb nameGradex
42The Omega Factor6c 7
 THE GREAT BUTTRESS  
44Sad But True6c+ 4
45Half Life6b+ 4
46Half Life with alternative finish6c+ *9
47Up Town6c *51
48Up Town with alternative finish6c+ 2
49Atomic BongE1 5b 4
50Chain ReactionE3 5c 2
51Witherslack Alice6c *29
52Shades of Mediocrity7a *50
53Gilbert Cardigan7a+ *45
54Guloot Kalagna7c **6
55Electric Warrior7b **54
56Agent Provocateur7c ** 
57Calling Mr Hall8a **3
58Wargames7b ***64
59More Games7b *3
60Stretchy Perineum7b+ **5
61Perverted Start7b+ *3
62For When the Tree Falls7b+ 1
63AndroidE4 5c ***15
64Perverse Pepere7a **20
65A Song for Europe7b+ ***14
66La Mangoustine Scatouflange7a+ ***33
67Super Dupont7b+ ***22
68Super Duper Dupont7c ***23
69Prime Evil7c+ ***7
70Unrighteous Doctors7c+ ***2
71Doctor Evil8a ***3
72Tufa King Hard6c+ *171
73Driller Killer7a+ **24
74Videodrome7b+ **4
75Warm Push6b+ *37
76Reefer Madness6c+ *42
77Doctor's Dilemma6c+ 10
78Cosmic Dancer7b **2
 UNKNOWN CLIMBS  
80Cygnus X1E1 5b 2
81The Borg7a+ **3
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Anybody know campsites close to this crag?
mrajyandy - 19/Aug/14