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Ellerkin Scar

 

Details of this crag was previously recorded in North of England Rock Climbs by Stewart Wilson.

 

OS Landranger Sheet: 98

Map Reference:  961924   

Aspect: SSW

Altitude: 520m

Approach: 5 minutes

 

Situation and Character 

This imposing cliff is in Wensleydale and is situated about a mile to the North-East of Askrigg.

 

History

The first recorded activity was by P. Woodyer, many other possibilities exist.

 

Access and Approaches

It is best approached by following the minor road from Askrigg via Howgate to Nappa Scar. Permission should be sought from Mr. T. Metcalfe of Nappa Scar on Wensleydale 50342. Up to now permission to climb has always been granted.

 

The Climbs

The crag consists of a Main Wall of smooth, compact limestone which has a quarried appear­ance.

 

1. The Crack   E1 5b     

The left-hand slim crack

P.Woodyer

 

2. The Corner   VS 4c    

The fine corner on the right

P.Woodyer

 

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