Climbs 36
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 170m a.s.l
Faces W

Dave full of Steroids © daviesxxx

Crag features

Scout Scar is a small limestone crag perched high above the beautiful Lyth Valley in the quiet south east corner of the Lake District, a couple of miles to the west of Kendal. The views are outstanding with Ingleborough, Morecombe Bay, The Howgills and much of the Central Lakeland Fells in full view from ‘The Scar’. The climbing at Scout Scar is hard to define as it is neither a major venue in the mold of Chapel Head nor of minor interest, and here in lies its problem. Many come here expecting too much and leave disappointed but to not visit would be to miss out on some good bolted routes which whilst not particularly big or impressive nevertheless ‘pack in’ the moves at a pleasant crag. Onsight half a dozen of the routes in an afternoon and you’ll go away with a big grin on your face and withered fingers.

Approach notes

Ten minute approach, no restrictions.

Access Advice

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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:
Northern Limestone Route Database (2001)
The Lakes - Fax04 (1994)

Out of print:
Not a very extensive crag so it would not take many teams to fill it. But there is some very good climbing to be had. It's usually easy to spot which are the good routes from the ground. Routes seemed tough at the grades but a clipping stick lowers the stress levels.
Wiley Coyote - 17/Aug/10
Been Today (Friday) Pissed it down, the lower grade routes are crap, loose and dirty dont climb them, only climb the 3 star routes and some of the 6b+ and higher 2/3 star routes, didn't actually climb anything relly just had a look and tried the starts becuase of the weather.
Liam Copley - 01/Aug/08
Worth taking a clip-stick
Pudz - 22/Mar/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Scout Scar summit
summit 5
 First Blood Buttress 
3Scarfoot ChimneyD 2
49 1/2 Weeks7a 11
5First Blood7a+ *8
6Sylvester Strange7c *4
7Meet the Wife7b+ *13
8Telegraph Road6c+ *31
 Born Again Buttress 
10Red Rock GullyS 3
11Douglas6b *22
12Cliff's Route
VS 4c 2
13Brain Salad SurgeyVS 4b 1
14Grass RootsE1 5b * 
15Born Again6a+ **220
16Bornville6a 66
17Born FreeE1 5b *36
18Born Variation6a *12
19Born to Run6c **105
20A Fistful of Steroids6b+ ***137
21Ropearse6b 43
22Beers for Fears7a+ *41
23Crimes of Passion7a **71
24Grave New World7a+ *18
25Kathleen's Nightmare7a *38
 Ivy League Buttress 
27Spectral Wizard/Bar Six7b *21
28Ivy League7a+ **90
29A Vision of Things Gone Wild7b *18
30Idle Times7a *24
31Leather Pets6c+ *18
32Cross of Lorraine
VS 4c **3
33Poetry in Motion5c 40
34Poetry in Commotion7a 1
35Scout Post6b 14
36Local Motion
7a 1
HVS 5b 3
 Barrowfield Buttress 
39Blue Screw6c+ 2
40Crumblefoot6a+ 2

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