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

33 trad routes (VD...E4)
9 sport routes (6c+...8a)
1 boulder problem (f6C)
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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