Tow Scar

Climbs 15 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 360m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
SITUATION AND CHARACTER The most westerly climbing ground in Yorkshire sits high on the edge of the escarpments to the north west of Ingleton. It faces south west at an altitude of 360m with an exceptionally fine outlook ranging over Bowland, the Lune Valley and the Lakeland mountains. Most of the scar is broken but areas of good rock have produced some pleasant, if a little limited, climbing. The crag is exposed to the elements and dries quickly although some of the solution runnels weep after rain.

Approach notes
APPROACHES AND ACCESS Drive north from Thornton-in-Lonsdale on the Dent road past a junction on the left (radio transmitter station). At the summit of the road, before the descent into Kingsdale, there is space for a few cars to be parked on the left where a gate allows access to a track (grid ref 691757). The track (shown on OS maps) zig-zags up the field and leads to another gate in the left-hand corner of the pasture. Go through the gate but leave the track and bear half left uphill towards a slight depression on the skyline. Maintain this general direction and pick up sheep tracks which descend slightly to run underneath the scar above the pasture wall - about 15 minutes from the road

Guidebooks
Yorkshire Limestone (2005)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1The Last Chance SaloonVS 4b 1
2ChiricahuaHVS 5a 2
3SaguaroVS 5a 1
4Twist and ShoutHVS 5b 3
5Sierra MadreHVS 5b *5
6High Plains DrifterVS 4c **13
7Marble StepsVD *14
8ChaparralVS 5a 1
9Prospect FaceVD 2
10Pioneer's WallD *5
11SagebrushVD *6
12Joshua TreeVD *8
13Yorkshire GritD 1
14KarlVD 3
15Lancashire LassS 2
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loose on top pulled of big rock and end up on the bottom of the crag you may want to set up a rope to get over the last loose stuff. not sure if foots broken or just pain full
paul horabin - 26/Jun/12
Perfect rock in a great location.
Tom Phillips - 21/Jun/08