GR: 005 128
The scar is located just west of the A595, Egremont to Bigrigg section. It is easily reached from the lay-by just above Egremont cricket ground. Park in the lay-by and discreetly cross the fence into a field, walk northwards along the field boundary, through a gate and then leftwards across the next field, from here the crag comes into view and is quickly reached. Total Time: 5 minutes
The sunny aspect of the crag, combined with easy access makes it a pleasant venue for a short visit for anybody operating around the Severe to HVS level. The crag is a 10 metres high natural limestone scar, the rock is clean and quick drying and extensive weathering has resulted is some superb features. All of the routes follow strong natural lines and can be well protected with a good selection of nuts.
Hidden amongst trees the scar has avoided attention until recently, most of the routes were first climbed during the summer of 2005 by Chris Fisher. Development of the left tier took place over March 2008.
Went to Clint Scar last eve. Bottom 4m has been filled in. Fisher's Folly can be touched full length from ground.
Bill Young says that Clint Scar has been climbed on regularly since the 1950s and that none of these climbs should be considered "new". Climbs were also done in nearby Clints Quarry which is now an SSSI.
Bill Pattinson says: Wyndham Climbing Club climbed at Clints regularly many years ago(70s) but stopped when the local farmer warned us off emptying his slurry tanker over the top of the crag made it a no go area. Shame it was a useful little spot as was Clints Quarry.
Chris Fisher says: Interesting to hear this, had no idea people had climbed there before, not that suprising though I suppose given its location! Last time I checked the farmer had no problem with people climbing there.
1 Sunshine Arete 6m D
2 Ivy Wall 8m HS
3 Daisy Crack 9m MVS (4c) *
4 Pocket Pleasure 9m HVS (5b)
5 Tree Groove 10m S
6 Northern Rock 10m HVS (5c) *
7 Tooler's Crack 10m VS (5a) **
8 Fisher's Folly 19m VS (4c) *
9 Mucky Corner 10m M
10 Roof Route 9m HVS (5a)
11 Imagination Overdrive 9m E1 (5b) *
Sunshine Arete, Chris Fisher (solo), 2005
Ivy Wall, Chris Fisher (solo), 2005
Daisy Crack, Chris Fisher (solo), 2005
Tree Groove, Chris Fisher (solo), 2005
Tooler's Crack, Chris Fisher (solo), 2005
Mucky Corner, Chris Fisher (solo), 2005, possibly climbed before
Pocket Pleasure, Chris Fisher (solo), 2007
Northern Rock, Chris Fisher (solo), 2007
Fisher's Folly, Chris Fisher (solo), 2007
Roof Route, Chris Fisher (solo), 31st March 2008
Imagination Overdrive, Chris Fisher (solo), 31st March 2008