ATTERMIRE SCAR


Above the bustling town of Settle is an area of unusual limestone outcrops that are collectively known as Attermire by climbers. The landscape is stark but on a good day it is a lovely place to climb. The majority of the routes described here are quite short trad routes that pack in the moves whilst the more recently developed Alcove has a selection of powerful sport climbs. The rock quality is good and most of the routes have adequate protection. The more distant Victoria Cave is a complete contrast with long and intimidating sport routes and some rock that needs to be handled with care.

Routes

81 trad routes (D...E6)
18 sport routes (6b+...8a)
1 boulder problem (V5)
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
Legover Area
This is the low wall of clean rock to the left of the Main Area. Although there is nothing classic...
25
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

25 mins

Seepage
Windy
Main Area
The main crag is perfectly situated high above the dale and is a beautiful spot to climb. On the...
50
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Moonshine Buttress
A well-positioned wall of good rock with some fine pitches and a magnificent outlook. It gets...
5
Trad
Early morning sun
Up and down

20 mins

Windy
Alcove Buttress
A compact section of the crag that has some tough sport pitches on steep rock that are worth...
10
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

30 mins

Seepage
Windy
Victoria Cave
The well-hidden entrance to Victoria Cave lies high up on the hillside above the village of...
10
Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
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  • Latest Comments

    For ATTERMIRE SCAR

    Brutus
    "Changed from E2 5b ** to E2 5c **, no votes" 04/May

    Lost In Thought and Lost in Time
    "Cleaned and brushed this today - great route but pretty tough for the grade. The..." 29/Jun

    Amber Gambler Pitch 1
    "Has this lost footholds? Start looks positively 6b?" 20/Mar

    Blue Light
    "Went to look at this not expecting much but thought it was great actually. Slabb..." 26/Apr

    Soulsports
    "Matt Troilett did the fa of this route with Mick in fact he cleaned a bolted the..." 30/Jan

    Moonshine
    "Must be one of the best lower grade trad limestone routes in the country." 31/Oct

    Lost In Thought and Lost in Time
    "So clean it Marky! No one else has been allocated the job. Dave" 18/May

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