Peak Scar

North York Moors

User attention

The Estate has reinstated the fence between the crag and road, currently the previously existing stiles have not been replaced, necessitating a walk to either end of the fence. Good relations exist with the Estate, which grants permissive acces to the crag. Please respect the fence while approaches are made to investigate the reinstallation of some stiles. from 03/06/2019

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).

Crag information
Climbing Area: North East Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Estate No. of Routes: 66
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1960
Grid Reference: SE527884

Following a fatality, the BMC agreed the following conditions with the landowner - failure to comply with these requirements could result in a complete ban on climbing:

  • No large groups
  • No outdoor education or instructional groups
  • No dogs
  • All climbers must descend on foot - NO abseiling

The North East England Guide provides warning on the stability of the following routes: Pianissimo to Kestrel, Wings, BBC, Crackers and Gone. Many of the routes have steep grassy top outs.

Parking and Approach

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

Group Advice

The landowner does not permit instructional groups.

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Anonymous User
21/05/2017
As of 21/05/17 the top out for Pemba Chimney currently has nesting bird of prey. Avoid