Climbs 47
Rocktype Limestone

Faces SW

Sunset after an evenings climbing at Silverdale © stevethex

Crag features

Lancashire's best effort at a sea cliff, though only washed by the sea at spring high tide. The crag gets sun after midday and for the rest of the day. Excellent routes around the VS grade throughout the quarry with most routes being HVS or less. [John Roberts]

Approach notes

The crag is a SITE OF SPECIFIC SCIENTIFIC INTEREST (SSSI) owned by the National Trust, which permits climbing. However, it is stressed that the fragile plants must not be damaged and so the NT wishes climbers to take a sensitive approach. There are three rare species of tree present and so it is asked that:
- Climbers do not climb on areas stressed as sensitive (check guide).
- Climbers do not remove vegetation INCLUDING ivy.

Jack Scout can be a lovely get away for an afternoons routing, can be quite muddy after high tide but is generally cleaner than in past years. BMC Access agreement stipulates use of in situ staples for sport style lower-off on all routes (where equipped).
Dan-gerMouse - 14/May/06
what happened to the seemingly wild ponies?
anon - 13/Jul/03
Some totally class climbing for such a little scruffy crag. The seaward base can be hideously muddy after a high tide, but a traverse above crap/water is possible. Path along top is less than good.
jonny - 12/Jul/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Erect Pedestal Area 
2Shooting Star
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VS 4b 29
3Whitebeam
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VD 53
4Lemming's Ville
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VS 4c 44
5Holly Throttled GrooveD 8
6The Bermuda Triangle
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HVS 5b 31
7ArmadaS 4a 114
8Sandfly
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VD 30
9Armadillo *HVS 5a *1
 Stubby Pedestal area 
11Question Mark
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VD 25
12Unreal City
-
VS 4c 15
13Nomad
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VS 4c 10
14Celebration Day
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MVS 4b *38
15Curlew Calling
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S 4a *62
16Elusive Valentine
-
VS 4c 21
17In the Wake of Poseidon
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E3 5c 3
 Cave area 
19Contraband (Cave Route)
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HVS 5a *26
20Sexless Wench
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HVS 5b 8
21Brant's Little BrotherVS 4c **80
22Masochism TangoE1 5b 21
23Jackal
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HS 4b *60
24Victim of Life
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HS 4b *105
25Spring Tide
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S 4a *74
26Crying Crocodile
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HVS 5a *41
27Laughing Hyena
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VS 4b *32
28Vietnam Defoliation Squad
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VS 4c 7
29Morecambe Bay Eliminate
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VS 4c *3
30Sad-Eyed Lady
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VS 4c 2
31White Groove
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VS 4c  
 Seaward area 
33Father Ted
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VD 2
34Natalie
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S 4a  
35Pocket Spider
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HVS 5a *6
36Bird of Prey
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VS 4b *5
37Cornish Raider
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VS 4c  
38Scout Rock
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HS 4b 3
39The Kitchen Sink
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VD 11
40Fern Amina
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VD 2
41The Great Gonzo
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D 10
42Jackie
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VD 9
43Nordic Skiing
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VD 3
44Mr Moussalli
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VD 1
45Scamp
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D 3
46Sea-Level Girdle
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V0 *3
47The Onedin LineVS 4c **66
48Courtesan's Chimney
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VD 2
49Jenny Brown's Point1 *1
50Drama A *
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VS 4c 2
51Sandman *
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VD 3
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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