SCOUT SCAR


Scout Scar is a small limestone crag perched high above the beautiful Lyth Valley in the quiet southeast corner of the Lake District, and only a couple of miles to the west of Kendal. The climbing is hard to define; 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, pack in the moves on some reasonable quality rock. The majority of the best climbs feature leaning and sustained pitches requiring strong fingers and good technique.

Routes

2 trad routes (HVS...E1)
25 sport routes (5c...7c)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
First Blood Buttress
The steep overhangs of the First Blood Buttress provide some short stern pitches suited to those...
6
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
Born Again Buttress
This is the tallest of the buttresses at Scout Scar and home to a few of the crag's best routes....
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
Ivy League Buttress
The low-level cave and steep walls to its right provide more good technical routes. The rock is...
7
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
Barrowfield Buttress
Just to the south of Scout Scar is a small crag with two short bolted lines.
2
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

30 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For SCOUT SCAR

    Born Free
    "Changed from 5b * to HVS 5b *, 0% of 1 vote for HVS" 18/Nov

    Kathleen's Nightmare
    "This has all new bolts making the hard clip a bit easier. Much easier after half..." 13/Jun

    A Fistful of Steroids
    "Nice route, with a good variety of climbing. Belay is now shiny and new (not me)..." 31/Aug top50

    Grave New World
    "Tougher than it looks with several bouldery cruxes and a perplexing finish." 01/May

    Born to Run
    "6c at least" 22/Jun

    Born Free
    "Tricky move passing the thread. More like F6a than a trad grade with a couple wi..." 08/May

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