Climbs 47
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Faces S

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Dib Scar excellent new route..Last Testament F7b © nigel baker

Crag features

The horseshoe-shaped cove of Dib Scar lies hidden across the wide dale from its illustrious neighbour Kilnsey. Dib only has a few routes but the quality is high and the crag is worth a visit if the best has been sampled elsewhere, or a bit of quiet is desired. The left-hand and central section of the crag is extremely steep and has the best rock and routes. The main central overhang has yet to be breached directly, although it is probably a project more suited to a bouldering approach being only a few metres of the ground. The right-hand section has less-steep rock and gives some reasonable easier traditional and sport pitches.

Approach notes

Approach from the village of Conistone which is situated across the valley from the B6160 which goes from Threshfield to Kilnsey. Drive towards Kilnsey but turn right to Conistone just before you reach Kilnsey. Park opposite the Church in Conistone taking care not to block any exits. Walk 50m down the road and find the footpath to Grassington on the left. Follow this gently uphill for about 20 minutes. After the 4th gate, the track levels out and branches. Keep right and contour around until the bowl of Dib Scar appears on the right.

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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.
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Yorkshire Limestone (2005)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
2 Witterer VS 4b 3
3 Slow Worm Coming E2 5c * 5
4 Flower Power E4 6b  
5 Cauliflower E4 6a * 12
6 Calendar Girls E5 6b * 4
7 Repossesed E5 6b * 1
8 The Fish and the Scales 7b+ ** 2
9 Final Demand 7b ** 2
10 First Installment 7a * 1
11 The Last Temptation 7b *** 3
12 Symbols of the Soul 8a+ ***  
13 Sassenach 7a+ *** 16
14 The Gemini Incident 7c+ *** 2
15 Central Wall E3 5c ** 34
16 Central Wall (Aid Route)
A2 ** 4
17 I Travel 7a+ * 6
Climb name Grade
18 Dropalog 7b 1
19 Travelogue 6c+ * 14
20 Dibatable 7c+  
  Right Wing
22 This Fear of Blocks 6c+ * 32
23 Mental Bloc 6c * 23
24 Rock Around The Bloc 7b 5
25 Cave Crack HVS 5c 5
26 Ration and Welfare 6c * 8
27 Elation And Despair 7b+ * 2
28 Nettle Rash E1 5b 5
29 Nettle Whine 6b ** 57
30 Old Dog New Tricks 6a+ * 56
31 Essence of Badger HVS 5b * 2
32 Stinging Cracks HVS 5a * 9
33 Pension and Busfare 7a * 13
34 Passion and Warfare 7a ** 44
Climb name Grade
35 Division and Fanfare 7b 3
36 Slimline E1 5b 4
37 Left to Roam 6b 16
38 Right to Roam 7a 8
39 Back Burner E3 5c * 2
40 The White Rose E2 5b * 6
41 Revived Forty Five 6c ** 36
42 Britvic Fifty Five 6c * 23
43 Mettle Nettle E3 5c * 14
44 Mooning At The Toffs E2 5c * 2
45 Natural Born Runners E2 5b ** 12
46 Avalanche VS 4c 3
47 'Ave A Lunch 5c 10
48 Rincon
VS 4c  
49 Seven Today
HVS 5a *  

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