Robin Proctor's Scar

Yorkshire Limestone

User attention

Timber extraction from Clapham Woods is due to start in spring/summer 2022 and will likely last for up to two years. The timber lorries will be using Thwaites Lane, then turning right towards Austwick. In order to prevent issues with parked cars blocking lorries, please avoid parking at the junction of Thwaites Lane and Townhead until the timber harvesting operation is over. The parking in Clapham (described below) is the best option whist harvesting is taking place. from 01/01/0001

Robin Proctor Scar, or as it was formerly known Norber Scar, has been redeveloped as a sport crag. In the past it was home to a handful of very serious mid-grade trad routes. The whole crag has been extensively cleaned and bolted, however the nature of the rock is such that much care is needed to climb here safely. The better routes at Robin Proctor's Scar are as good as most at the grade in the local area and a few are worth travelling further for. The view from the crag is one of the best in the Dales and the quick drying nature of the rock and sunny aspect should ensure the Scar's popularity.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 43
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SD766696

Parking and Approach

From the A65, take the turn-off for Clapham (between Settle and Ingleton). Head into the village and at its centre park at the information centre. Walk up the lane until a footpath on the right leads through a tunnel. Walk along the track for about 1km until a footpath sign to Norber is reached. The crag is very obvious from here. Walk across the field and up the short scree slope.


The below additional parking has been used in the past but is currently not advised due to a timber harvesting operation due to start in 2022 and last for 2 years, with timber lorries needing to use the lane:

A slightly shorter approach is to drive up from the village of Austwick just by the school. Park carefully at the lane junction at the top of the hill. A track leads westwards and a footpath leads up towards the Norber erratics. Follow the wall path west towards the crag.

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