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Rocktype Limestone

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Eyeing up the crux hold... © sincybabes

Crag features

Robin Proctor Scar, or as it was formerly known Norber Scar, has been redeveloped as a sport crag. In the past it was home to a handful of very serious mid-grade trad routes. The whole crag has been extensively cleaned and bolted, however the nature of the rock is such that much care is needed to climb here safely. The better routes at Robin Proctor's Scar are as good as most at the grade in the local area and a few are worth travelling further for. The view from the crag is one of the best in the Dales and the quick drying nature of the rock and sunny aspect should ensure the Scar's popularity.

Approach notes

From the A65, take the turn-off for Clapham (between Settle and Ingleton). Head into the village and at its centre park at the information centre. Walk up the lane until a footpath on the right leads through a tunnel. Walk along the track for about 1km until a footpath sign to Norber is reached. The crag is very obvious from here. Walk across the field and up the short scree slope.

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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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A nice crag with good routes. Good for an intro to Yorkshire, not a lot to do though and beware of loose rocks!
FelixL - 26/Sep/16
i thought robin proctor's scar was on my forehead. glad to see that its a recreational place instead
robin proctor - 29/Mar/06
Seem to remember a bit of a brouhaha about this being bolted up - thin ends, wedges, and all that. In my view, the jobs a good un, the crag provides a nice spot for mid-grade sport climbing, with some good sections of sheer, flakey rock. No shelter from anything whatsoever though.
Fiend - 02/Nov/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Main Face
2 Decline and Fall 6b * 105
3 Like a Rolling Stone 6c ** 72
4 The Big Picture 6c ** 69
5 t'Inglesportonia Wall 7a ** 69
6 The Norberian 6c+ * 36
7 The Flying Horseman 6a+ 108
8 Drillers In The Mist 6b ** 123
9 Tricks And Treats 7a ** 13
10 Tradesman's Entrance 6b+ * 72
11 Knocking on Heaven's Door 6a+ * 148
12 Inertia Syndrome Revisited 6a+ ** 386
13 Fone Booth Connection 6b+ ** 192
14 Call Direct 6c * 43
15 Wheels On Fire 6a+ *** 656
Climb name Grade
16 The Shield 6c ** 300
17 Tombstone Blues 6a * 584
18 Subterranean Homesick Blues 6a+ ** 512
19 The Modern Prometheus 6a * 182
20 Dr Frank(enstein)'s Nightmare 6a 420
21 Living The Dream 5b * 561
22 Interloper 5c 327
23 Central Gully S 4a * 27
24 Yellow Edge 6a+ * 183
25 Marshall Plan 6c *** 226
26 The Man Who Fell To Earth 6c+ ** 80
27 Tangled up in Glue 7a * 17
28 Forever Young 7a+ ** 133
29 Central Buttress 6b * 276
30 Gone with The Wind 5a * 270
Climb name Grade
31 Storm Force 6a+ * 119
32 Second Wind 6a+ * 210
33 Wind Of Change 6a+ * 164
34 S'portingle Wall 6a 139
35 The Jubilee Line 6b * 1
  The Far Right Buttress
37 Lightning Crack VS 4b 4
38 Polaris 6b+ * 40
39 Flake Wall HS 4a 4
40 Hale Bopp Experience 6a+ * 69
41 Andromeda 6a+ 35
42 Grike VS 4c 7
43 Appaloosa 6a * 86
44 Pale Rider 5c 55
45 Pale Rider Direct 6a+ * 5

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