Central Wall

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The huge intimidating Central Wall of Blue Scar is the showpiece of the crag and yields some of the areas most difficult and high quality routes.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Blue Max
1) 4a, 10m. The flake to a ledge and belay. Loose in places. 2) 5b, 15m. Follow the groove above to a tree and lower-off on...
 
Pumpy
Loose
E2 5c
2
Bolt from the Blue
1) 4a, 10m. As for Blue Max. 2) 6a, 15m. Traverse right to the left-facing groove and climb this to its end at a roof - peg....
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5 6a
3
More Bolts from the Blue
Climb through the double overhangs that guard the base of the flakeline right of the first pitch of Bolt From The Blue, and...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E5 6b
4
Bottlenose
Pull through the right-hand side of the overhang and move up to a 2nd bolt. Go left and then up to the base of the Bolt from...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E6 6b
5
Hammerhead
A hard and serious undertaking up the left-hand side of the wall. Follow the right side of the depression to below the large...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
6
Priapism
A superb pitch taking the centre of the grey wall. Start at the base of a grassy ramp. Climb leftwards up the wall, past 2 pegs...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E5 6b
7
Central Wall
A classic Yorkshire E5 with excellent but unnerving climbing. Ascend the grassy ramp and move up to good holds. Stand on the...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
8
Barracuda
Stunning. Start at the very left end of the upper ledge. Step left onto the wall then up and back right where a tricky move...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
9
Death Wish
A tremendous pitch which requires careful rope work. It is only E6 if the good peg on Stairway to Heaven is clipped. Follow...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E7 6b
10
Stairway to Heaven
An awesome route with a hard first half and a bold second. Follow the first few moves of Barracuda to its initial break. Move...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E7 6c
11
Blue Angel
A super-serious and sustained route of great quality. Climb Stairway to Heaven, past its bolt, to the break. Move up into Death...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E7 6c
12
True Blue
Start to the right of Stairway to Heaven. Climb up to sideways wires then with more difficulty to the break - cams and wires....
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E7 6b
13
The Great White
Start right of the tree. Follow a line left to below the roof past a thread and pull over and up to the main break - peg. Step...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
14
Something New
A link-up. Start up The Great White to the peg in the break. Traverse the break leftwards to join and finish up Blue Angel.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E7 6c
15
Blue Water, White Death
Follow The Great White to the main break and traverse right to gain the flake - thread and peg. Ascend the flake and wall to...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6c
16
The Underlap
Climb to a tree in the break and move right to a thread. Hard moves up gain the underlap itself. Follow this past threads, all...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E5 6b
17
The Professor of Desire
A dramatic pitch through the bulges on the right-hand side of the crag. Follow the line of old and new bolts to the overlap....
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E6 6c
18
Blue Afternoon
A good route which is now somewhat spoilt by trees. Start under a tree. Climb the wall and bulge to a second tree in the upper...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
7c
19
Something Blue
A long and complex traverse. 1) 4a, 10m. Pitch one of Blue Max. 2) 5c, 25m. Move right to the groove of Bolt from the Blue and...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
20
Something Borrowed
A good link pitch. Start up Death Wish but continue traversing the break past the peg on Stairway to Heaven. Drop down slightly...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
E6 6c
21
The Lord of the Dance
A mammoth undertaking along the upper intermittent break. 1) 6a, 25m. Climb Bolt from the Blue to the peg under the roof at...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
Fluttery
E7 6c
  • Latest Comments

    For BLUE SCAR

    Blue Grit
    "thread got chopped last summer and still needs replacing I have heard." 12/May

    Central Wall
    "An absolutely great climb, wall climbing at its very best. Some of the pegs are ..." 12/Jul

    Pillar Talk
    "Very well bolted! Which is nice. A bit hollow in a couple of places but nothing ..." 10/Jul

    Scarface
    "The crux now has an extra bolt midway between the old second and third. We tried..." 15/Jul

    Scarface
    "Seems hard for the grade and possibly 6c+ if you compare it to, say, the 7as at ..." 18/Sep

    Blue Grit
    "There is gear between the break and peg which is okish but not bomb-proof. The d..." 11/Sep

    One Previous Owner
    "Very upper end 7b, and direct is hard 7b+. Climb to the break, use a small edge..." 23/Jul

    Rattletrap
    "A new variant now makes the route more independent branching off from Pillar Tal..." 24/Aug

    The Professor of Desire
    "The retro-bolting posse have been to work on this one in Summer 2005, replacing ..." 15/Aug

    Rattler
    "Hissing Sid, the old route through the arch at the point it fell down now re-bol..." 04/Aug

    Central Wall
    "a fantastic climb. definitely E5, certainly didn't feel 6c+ to me!!" 09/May

    The Kill
    "T. Birks send me your full name and I'll add you to the credits in the new guide..." 01/Apr

    The Kill
    "I was very fortunate to be ron,s second on the 1st ascents of the kill, unreal a..." 26/Mar

    Pillar Talk
    "Re bolted and re-cleaned 2004. This route has lost a lot of holds, particularly ..." 05/Sep

    Death Wish
    "Worth noting that the half size friend is very poor." 02/Aug

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