HUMPHREY HEAD


Humphrey Head is positioned on a remote headland in the midst of Morecambe Bay's vast tidal sand flats, where the sea can be sensed but rarely glimpsed. Like Scout Scar, Humphrey Head is a difficult crag to characterise but it is fair to say that the best routes are worth travelling to and being at sea level, the weather is often far better than elsewhere in the region. However, the crag is not as popular as it once was and has become overgrown in parts and is in need of a bit of TLC and traffic - the crag is due for re-equipping and a clean-up in 2015. The limestone is not as good as the perfect white stuff found at Chapel Head Scar but on the whole the rock is reasonable on the recommended routes, though it can be poor if one strays from these.

Routes

2 trad routes (E2...E3)
18 sport routes (6a...8b+)
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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Approach walk Other
Main Area
The Main Area is just above the parking spot. The routes are mostly pseudo-sport routes - the...
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

1 min

sheltered
Restricted Access
Upper Buttress
Three micro-routes are located on this hidden buttress. Although tiny, the routes are on good rock...
3
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
The Arch
A fine limestone arch framing a lovely view. The rock is good and, although the routes are short,...
5
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

5 mins

Seepage
sheltered
Restricted Access
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  • Latest Comments

    For HUMPHREY HEAD

    Trigger Finger
    "Changed from 5c ** to E2 5c **, 60% of 5 votes for E2" 18/Nov

    Trigger Finger
    "I think it was this route i held Mark's ropes on. If it was he fell from the fin..." 23/Nov

    Stymen
    "Definately a sandbag at Fr6b, even if you are not short. Could live with E3,6a i..." 04/Sep

    Pork Pie
    "Nice little route which gets progressively harder as you ascend - the crux right..." 16/Jul

    Firing Squad
    "Seems a bit of a sandbag; crap gear to the twin bolts; very E5ish" 04/Nov

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