Sun 13th May, 2018

Yorkshire Limestone - Robin Proctor's Scar

Colin Maddison


If you’ve never been to Robin Proctor’s Scar you need to go; or if you have you need to go again. It is a venue for some early season cragging.

Formerly a rather serious trad-crag (known as Norber Scar) Robin Proctor’s Scar is now a well-bolted sport crag with plenty of good quality routes from F5 upwards (and in particular in the F6a to F6c range). So well worth an hour’s drive north from Manchester.

The view from the crag is amongst the best in the Yorkshire Dales which along with the sunny aspect and quick drying rock makes it a great location. Walkers will also enjoy the area and could easily drop in at the crag to pick up their meet tick on a circuit from Clapham or Austwick.

From the A65 you can 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 towards the church until a footpath on the right leads through a tunnel. Then follow the track for about a kilometre until a signpost to Norber is reached. The crag is very obvious from here. Walk across the field and up the short scree slope to the crag. Grid ref: SD 766697

I should be at the crag from about 10.30am, but you don’t need to wait for me to get cracking.

Guidebooks – Northern Limestone (Rockfax - 2015) or Yorkshire Limestone (Yorkshire Mountaineering Club – 2005).

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Colin Maddison

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