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]

Access to the cliff is not starightforward.The path described in the new lancashire guide appears to have been blocked. We eventually walked down through the caravan park but there is apparently no public access here. The only other way seems to be from the coast path, cutting back rightwards (when the tide is low enough).

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
2 Shooting Star
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VS 4b 30
3 Whitebeam
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VD 53
4 Lemming's Ville
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VS 4c 44
5 Holly Throttled Groove D 8
6 The Bermuda Triangle
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HVS 5b 31
7 Drama A
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VS 4c 3
8 Armada S 4a 116
9 Sandfly
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VD 30
10 Armadillo * HVS 5a * 1
  Stubby Pedestal area
12 Question Mark
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VD 25
13 Unreal City
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VS 4c 15
14 Nomad
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VS 4c 10
15 Celebration Day
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MVS 4b * 43
16 Curlew Calling
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S 4a * 63
17 Elusive Valentine
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VS 4c 25
18 In the Wake of Poseidon
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E3 5c 3
  Cave area
20 Contraband (Cave Route)
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HVS 5a * 26
21 Sexless Wench
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HVS 5b 9
22 Brant's Little Brother VS 4c ** 88
23 Masochism Tango E1 5b 23
24 Jackal
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HS 4b * 61
25 Victim of Life
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HS 4b * 107
26 Spring Tide
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S 4a * 76
27 Crying Crocodile
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HVS 5a * 42
28 Laughing Hyena
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VS 4b * 33
29 Vietnam Defoliation Squad
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VS 4c 7
30 Morecambe Bay Eliminate
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VS 4c * 6
31 Sad-Eyed Lady
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VS 4c 2
32 White Groove
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VS 4c  
  Seaward area
34 Father Ted
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VD 2
35 Natalie
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S 4a  
36 Pocket Spider
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HVS 5a * 6
37 Bird of Prey
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VS 4b * 5
38 Cornish Raider
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VS 4c  
39 Scout Rock
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HS 4b 3
40 The Kitchen Sink
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VD 11
41 Fern Amina
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VD 2
42 The Great Gonzo
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D 10
43 Jackie
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VD 9
44 Nordic Skiing
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VD 3
45 Mr Moussalli
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VD 1
46 Scamp
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D 3
47 Sea-Level Girdle
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V0 5b * 3
48 The Onedin Line VS 4c ** 64
49 Courtesan's Chimney
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VD 2
50 Jenny Brown's Point 1 * 1
51 Sandman *
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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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