Regional Access Database

Restrictions/ Sensitive Access Peak Scar

The crag has a big feel and can be intimidating. There is a wide range of excellent routes although even the easier grades require a degree of composure and commitment. Although the blocky structure provides ample protection in the main, it also creates some looseness which climbers need to be aware of. There are areas of the crag that appear unstable and should be avoided (see below).

BMC Area North East Rock Type Limestone
Climbing Area North York Moors Access Status Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
County North Yorkshire CRoW Land No
Importance Regional No. of Routes 66
Ownership Estate Year Developed 1960
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SE527884

Following a fatality, the BMC agreed the following conditions with the landowner. - No large groups - No outdoor education or instructional groups - No dogs - all climbers must descend on foot - NO abseiling. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in a complete ban on climbing.

The North East England Guide provides warning on the stability of the following routes:-

Pianississimo (sic) to Kestrel.

Wings, BBC, Crackers


Many of the routes have steep grassy top outs.

Park offroad on the crag side of the road, large agricultural vehicles regularly use the road so be advised to pull well off.

The landowner does not permit instuctional groups.

This page was last updated on 09/06/2015. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.