SCOUT SCAR


Scout Scar is a small limestone crag perched high above the beautiful Lyth Valley in the quiet south east corner of the Lake District, a couple of miles to the west of Kendal. The views are outstanding with Ingleborough, Morecombe Bay, The Howgills and much of the Central Lakeland Fells in full view from ‘The Scar’. The climbing at Scout Scar is hard to define as it is neither a major venue in the mould of Chapel Head nor of minor interest, and here in lies its problem. 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 nevertheless ‘pack in’ the moves at a pleasant crag. Onsight half a dozen of the routes in an afternoon and you’ll go away with a big grin on your face and withered fingers. Other plus points are that the crag receives less rain than the main fells and that climbing is possible during light rain although the walk to the crag is exposed to the elements. Seepage is not as great a problem here as at Chapel Head Scar but is not unheard of after prolonged rainfall.

Routes

2 trad routes (HVS...E1)
22 sport routes (5+...7c)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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First Blood Buttress
The steep layered overhanging nature of the First Blood Buttress provides some stern short pitches...
7
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

10 mins

sheltered
356
Crimes of Passion Buttress
This is the tallest of the buttresses and it is home to a few of the crag's best routes. Care is...
10
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

10 mins

sheltered
356
Ivy league Buttress
The classic of the crag Ivy League is on great rock but the lines to the right are prone to...
7
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

10 mins

sheltered
357
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    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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