Murton Scar

A single steep limestone wall banded by overhangs which occupies a prominent position overlooking the Upper Eden Valley. It offers few easy options and will appeal more to the lover of technical limestone. The crag was first developed in the mid-1970’s by members of the then newly formed Eden Valley Mountaineering Club, who picked the easier lines. In 1983 local young climbers from Appleby, led by Robin Curley, attacked and developed the hard lines. There are 19 routes in total ranging from HS to E3+. Further details about this crag are featured in the FRCC Guidebook called Eden Valley and South Lakes Limestone.
Eric on Meal ticket at Murton Scar © Ron Kenyon


Park at Murton; set sights on the crag; head down and up you go. The crag is on Access Land.



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