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Scout Scar

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 36 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 170m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Scout Scar is a small limestone crag perched high above the beautiful Lyth Valley in the quiet south east corner of the Lake District, a couple of miles to the west of Kendal. The views are outstanding with Ingleborough, Morecombe Bay, The Howgills and much of the Central Lakeland Fells in full view from ‘The Scar’. The climbing at Scout Scar is hard to define as it is neither a major venue in the mold of Chapel Head nor of minor interest, and here in lies its problem. Many come here expecting too much and leave disappointed but to not visit would be to miss out on some good bolted routes which whilst not particularly big or impressive nevertheless ‘pack in’ the moves at a pleasant crag. Onsight half a dozen of the routes in an afternoon and you’ll go away with a big grin on your face and withered fingers.

Access notes
Ten minute approach, no restrictions.

Weather forecast

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Guidebooks
Northern Limestone Route Database (2001), The Lakes - Fax04 (1994),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 FIRST BLOOD (UNDERCUT) BUTTRESS  
2Scarfoot ChimneyD 1
39 1/2 Weeks7a 7
4First Blood7a+ *3
5Sylvester Strange7c *1
6Meet the Wife7b+ *1
7Telegraph Road6c+ *22
 CRIMES OF PASSION (TOWER OF BABEL) BUTTRESS  
9Red Rock GullyS 1
10Cliff's RouteVS 4c 2
11Brain Salad SurgeyVS 4b 1
12Grass RootsE1 5b * 
13Born Again6a *140
14Bornville6a 48
15Born FreeHVS 5b *25
16Born Variation6a *8
17Born to Run6b+ *76
18A Fistful of Steroids6b+ **77
 Climb nameGradex
19Ropearse6a+ 31
20Beers for Fears7a *21
21Crimes of Passion7a **25
22Grave New World7a+ *7
23Kathleen's Nightmare7a 23
 IVY LEAGUE BUTTRESS  
25Spectral Wizard/Bar Six7a *9
26Ivy League7a+ **47
27A Vision of Things Gone Wild7b *11
28Idle Times7a *11
29Leather Pets6c+ *9
30Cross of LorraineVS 4c **2
31Poetry in Motion5c 29
32Poetry in Commotion7a *1
33Local Motion7a 1
34IcicleHVS 5b 2
35Douglas *6b 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Not a very extensive crag so it would not take many teams to fill it. But there is some very good climbing to be had. It's usually easy to spot which are the good routes from the ground. Routes seemed tough at the grades but a clipping stick lowers the stress levels.
Wiley Coyote - 17/Aug/10

Been Today (Friday) Pissed it down, the lower grade routes are crap, loose and dirty dont climb them, only climb the 3 star routes and some of the 6b+ and higher 2/3 star routes, didn't actually climb anything relly just had a look and tried the starts becuase of the weather.
Liam Copley - 01/Aug/08

Worth taking a clip-stick
Pudz - 22/Mar/05