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Climbs 43
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 255m a.s.l
Faces S

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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.

As with other local crags there loose rock around. Sometimes this is hidden from view so the wearing of  helmets is encouraged.

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.

Access Advice

Timber extraction from Clapham Woods is due to start in spring/summer 2022 and will likely last for up to two years. The timber lorries will be using Thwaites Lane, then turning right towards Austwick. In order to prevent issues with parked cars blocking lorries, please avoid parking at the junction of Thwaites Lane and Townhead until the timber harvesting operation is over. The parking in Clapham (described below) is the best option whist harvesting is taking place.

Updated by UKC: 20th April
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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