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Trad and Sport
Sun from mid-morning
20 mins
Uphill
Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

The horseshoe-shaped main section of Dib Scar is flanked on its left by some impressive roofs and corners with routes that offer sustained and powerful climbing. To the right of the main overhangs the routes are less fierce but guarded by a large, low overhang. Sometimes the rock quality is slightly dubious and needs care but for the most part the lines are solid. The rock can seep below the roofs but, when dry, it will offer dry climbing in the rain. It is very sheltered and can be a sun-trap.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Witterer
Vegetated. Climb the groove and continue past an old tree to the top. It can be started up the thin crack to the right of the...
 VS 4b
2
Slow Worm Coming
A high-level traverse of the Left Wing. 1) 4b, 10m. Follow the first pitch of The Witterer to a belay at the old tree. 2) 5b,...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
3
Flower Power
The thin crack, overhang and groove to meet Cauliflower. Finish up Cauliflower.
 
Strong
E4 6b
4
Cauliflower
The leftward-facing groove requires a sturdy lay-back to reach a bolt. Manoeuvre around the bulge, move left to another groove...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E4 6a
5
Calendar Girls
A direct on Cauliflower. Climb the groove direct above the bulge to regain the final section of Cauliflower. The start is not...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E5 6b
6
Repossesed
A long link from Calendar Girls to the final section of The Last Temptation. Fully bolted apart from the start of Calendar...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E5 6b
7
The Fish and the Scales
A hard and sustained line that has a lower-off just after the upper roof. The final pillar has lost a huge flake and may be...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
8
Final Demand
An impressive line but unfortunately often wet. Climb the dark groove then step across left using an undercut. Move up to a...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b
9
The Last Temptation
Spectacular climbing. Follow Final Demand and continue direct to holes below the final overhang. Use a crack to break through...
 
3 Stars
7b
10
Symbols of the Soul
A stunning route which tackles the most impressive section of the bulge. A hold has gone missing at the top of the bulge.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8a+
11
Sassenach
A very good pitch that traces a line rightwards under the huge roof starting up Symbols of the Soul and finishing up the final...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
12
The Gemini Incident
A brilliant sport route. A hard start up the initial wall gains easier ground below the roof. Reaching the lip of the main roof...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
7c+
13
Central Wall
Having reached the thread by one of the above methods, climb the well-positioned groove to the roof. A big pull around this...
 
2 Stars
Strong
E3 5c
14
I Travel
From above the bulge on Central Wall, traverse rightwards along twin horizontal breaks to below a line of bolts above them....
 
1 Stars
7a+
15
Dropalog
Continue along the traverse of I Travel to the next line of bolts in the wall above. Climb the bolt line up the wall to finish...
 7b
16
Travelogue
Continue the Dropalog traverse and then take the groove and wall above to finish at the Dropalog lower-off.
 
1 Stars
6c+
17
Dibatable
The steep line on the right has been reported to have lost a hold and may not have been reclimbed.
 7c+
  • Latest Comments

    For DIB SCAR

    Passion and Warfare
    "I went back to this today for another look - it took a while to work out where e..." 17/Apr

    Passion and Warfare
    "I did this again a few weeks ago and still think it worth 2 stars if not 3. It w..." 17/Aug

    This Fear of Blocks
    "Has seen the blushes of a few notables - who claim it is F7a" 16/Aug

    Mettle Nettle
    "Brilliant continuous wall climbing with hidden delights. It's E3 to look at, but..." 12/Jul

    Passion and Warfare
    "Spoilt by two bollox eliminates squeezed in on either side, making it really har..." 13/May

    Natural Born Runners
    "Top 50? Oh dear." 31/Jul

    Nettle Whine
    "now 6a+/6b. nicer than 'Old dog' to the right and a better warm up" 16/May

    Natural Born Runners
    "I'm sorry but this is a non-entity of a route. Not actually bad as such but you ..." 21/May

    Passion and Warfare
    "The original route and the best way up the wall.Intricate and fingery-excellent...." 12/Feb

    Natural Born Runners
    "Did this route in 1997, thought it was great. Never too taxing, relatively well ..." 11/Feb

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