Scout Scar

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.

Approach notes
Ten minute approach, no restrictions.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire (2015), Northern Limestone Route Database (2001), The Lakes - Fax04 (1994),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Scarfoot ChimneyD 1
39 1/2 Weeks7a 8
4First Blood7a+ *6
5Sylvester Strange7c *3
6Meet the Wife7b+ *3
7Telegraph Road6c+ *25
9Red Rock GullyS 3
10Douglas6b *11
11Cliff's RouteVS 4c 2
12Brain Salad SurgeyVS 4b 1
13Grass RootsE1 5b * 
14Born Again6a+ **172
15Bornville6a 55
16Born FreeE1 5b *32
17Born Variation6a *9
18Born to Run6c **92
19A Fistful of Steroids6b+ ***99
20Ropearse6b 38
21Beers for Fears7a+ *29
22Crimes of Passion7a **42
23Grave New World7a+ *13
24Kathleen's Nightmare7a *31
26Spectral Wizard/Bar Six7b *15
27Ivy League7a+ **63
28A Vision of Things Gone Wild7b *15
29Idle Times7a *16
30Leather Pets6c+ *15
31Cross of LorraineVS 4c **3
32Poetry in Motion5c 30
33Poetry in Commotion7a 1
34Scout Post6b 3
35Local Motion7a 1
36IcicleHVS 5b 2
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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