Sun 15th Sep, 2019

Yorkshire Limestone

Colin Maddison

This year’s Yorkshire Limestone venue will be Pot Scar.

Pot Scar is south facing, quick drying, sheltered and should catch any September sun that’s going. The crag offers trad climbing with about fifty routes from Diff to E3, with plenty to go at in the VS to E1 range.

The crag is situated above the hamlet of Feizor where an additional major attraction is one of the best cafes in the Dales. It’s an ideal starting point for climbers or for walkers who might like to visit the crag on their travels.

To get there follow the A65 past Settle toward Clapham. About three quarters of a mile beyond a junction with the B6480 and just beyond the Falconry Centre, take a sharp right turn to Feizor. Park in the village and take the footpath (opposite the café) eastwards through a farmstead towards Stainforth. Follow the path along a wall for about 300m, over stiles, and go around the FAR side of the final field boundary to pick up a rising path that gains the base of the crag. DO NOT cut directly across the fields from the farm.

Grid ref: SD 795678

You can check out the crag at -

Guidebooks: Yorkshire Limestone – YMC (2005) or Northern Limestone – Rockfax (2015)

I will be at the crag by 11.00am latest, so see you there.

Colin Maddison

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