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

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
2WittererVS 4b 3
3Slow Worm ComingE2 5c *4
4Flower PowerE4 6b  
5CauliflowerE4 6a *10
6Calendar GirlsE5 6b *3
7RepossesedE5 6b *1
8The Fish and the Scales7b+ **1
9Final Demand7b **2
10First Installment7a *1
11The Last Temptation7b ***2
12Symbols of the Soul8a+ *** 
13Sassenach7a+ ***15
14The Gemini Incident7c+ ***2
15Central WallE3 5c **28
16Central Wall (Aid Route)
A2 **3
17I Travel7a+ *3
18Dropalog7b 1
19Travelogue6c+ *13
 Right Wing 
22This Fear of Blocks6c+ *27
23Mental Bloc6c *19
24Rock Around The Bloc7b 5
25Cave CrackHVS 5c 5
26Ration and Welfare6c *8
27Elation And Despair7b+ *2
28Nettle RashE1 5b 4
29Nettle Whine6b **43
30Old Dog New Tricks6a+ *43
31Essence of BadgerHVS 5b *2
32Stinging CracksHVS 5a *8
33Pension and Busfare7a *9
34Passion and Warfare7a **30
35Division and Fanfare7b 3
36SlimlineE1 5b 3
37Left to Roam6b 13
38Right to Roam7a 7
39Back BurnerE3 5c *2
40The White RoseE2 5b *6
41Revived Forty Five6c **28
42Britvic Fifty Five6c *18
43Mettle NettleE3 5c *14
44Mooning At The ToffsE2 5c *2
45Natural Born RunnersE2 5b **10
46AvalancheVS 4c 3
47'Ave A Lunch5c 7
VS 4c  
49Seven Today
HVS 5a * 

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