BLUE SCAR


A fine shady crag with one magnificent wall which contains some of the best hard trad routes in Yorkshire. The other buttresses have a mixture of sport and trad climbing. The crag faces north east and is pleasantly shady in the Summer although it can be cold at other times. There is a restriction on climbing at Blue Scar at Blue Scar due to nesting Peregrines - NO CLIMBING FROM 1 JAN TO 1 JULY.

Routes

32 trad routes (HVS...E7)
20 sport routes (6b+...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
Left Wing
Steep traditional wall climbing is the name of the game here often of a sustained, technical and...
25
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

Seepage
Restricted Access
Central Wall
The huge intimidating Central Wall of Blue Scar is the showpiece of the crag and yields some of the...
21
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

Seepage
Restricted Access
Pig Sheep Buttress
A steep section of crag that has some good pitches that require careful handling as some of the...
4
Trad and Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

Seepage
Restricted Access
The Grey Wall
A wall of sport pitches with its best lines on its tallest section of rock. Seepage can be a...
10
Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

15 mins

Seepage
Restricted Access
The Arched Buttress
The left-hand side of Arched Buttress is an intimidating section of the crag with a variety of...
31
Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

15 mins

Seepage
Restricted Access
Far Right Wall
The Far Right Wall is a sheer blue sheet of vertical limestone split by a long horizontal break....
21
Trad and Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

15 mins

Seepage
Restricted Access
Upper Tier
Thin line of steep undercut routes on the upper tier.
8
Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage
Restricted Access
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  • 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

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