Climbs 49
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 2m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Sunset after an evenings climbing at Silverdale © stevethex

Crag features

Lancashire's best effort at a sea cliff, though only washed by the sea at spring high tide. The crag gets sun after midday and for the rest of the day. Excellent routes around the VS grade throughout the quarry with most routes being HVS or less. [John Roberts]


Approach notes

Access is fine as per the description in Lancashire Rock (2016 edition). Problems reported previously (blocked path etc.) seem to have been resolved.

No Access Issues

The crag is owned by the National Trust and is designated as a SSSI owing to its rare flora. There are three species of rare tree in the area including the Lancashire whitebeam. The cliff top heath and grassland is also of special interest. Climbers are asked to respect the following guidelines: 1. There should be no vegetation removal (including gardening ivy). 2. Please avoid using trees or bushes for runners. 3. Use bolt abseil descent points where fitted. Thank you for you support.

Jack Scout can be a lovely get away for an afternoons routing, can be quite muddy after high tide but is generally cleaner than in past years. BMC Access agreement stipulates use of in situ staples for sport style lower-off on all routes (where equipped).
Dan-gerMouse - 14/May/06
what happened to the seemingly wild ponies?
anon - 13/Jul/03
Some totally class climbing for such a little scruffy crag. The seaward base can be hideously muddy after a high tide, but a traverse above crap/water is possible. Path along top is less than good.
jonny - 12/Jul/03
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