Climbs 18
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 150m a.s.l
Faces S

Bob cutting loose © andybirtwistle

Crag features

Steep overhangs is what Loup Scar is all about and there are plenty of them! Powerful and dynamic moves interspersed with short vertical walls typifies the style of climbing which is most suited to those with massive arms and a long reach. The rock is generally excellent and the gear is good, although a small rack of wires will be necessary on some of the routes. Some rebolting has been done but more is needed to make it a "fully-equipped" sport crag.

Approach notes

The crag should only be approached from the village of Burnsall which can be reached from Threshfield or Bolton Abbey. You can often park for free by the road in the village but, if this is full, you will need to pay at the car park.

Low-water approach - Follow the river-side path to the right of the Red Lion for 500m until the crag can be seen on the other side of the river. A few hairy leaps (degree of hairyness depends on level of river) lead to the beach on the other side.

Also possible to park above and drop in.

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Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire covers some of the best limestone crags in the UK including the big three of Malham, Kilnsey and Gordale. Alongside these titans are numerous other destinations that offer both sport and trad climbing throughout the grades, ranging from the intimidating walls of Blue Scar and Trow Gill to the long lines of newly-developed low to mid-grade sport crags such as Moughton Nab and Giggleswick South. Trad climbing is also well catered for on the walls and escarpments at the likes of Trowbarrow Quarry, Twistleton Scar, Attermire Scar and Witches Quarry.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Yorkshire Limestone (2005)

Out of print:
crossing the river opposite the scar is a doddle, when the river is low. But when it is high or choppy it is near impossible without a kayak
asherh - 03/Nov/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1What You Like7a 5
2Swing Time6c *25
3Guided Muscle7b **9
4Loupy Lou7a+ *4
5GuadaloupeE6 6b ** 
6LapperE2 5c **19
7Central BreakE1 5b *2
8Louphole7b+ *4
9Slapper7b **8
10Slap Happy7a+ ***22
11Central Crack7b+ **4
12LouperE2 5c *15
13True Colours7c **3
14Last LapE4 6a 2
15Evening All
HVS 5b 4
16Dixon's Delight
HVS 5a 3
17Lap of Honour
E1 5c 1

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