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North Buttress** E1 5b

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[A busy day at Shepherd Crag's North Buttress.  Climbers on Aaros, Ardus and Sin., 3 kb]40m, 2 pitches. Start at the lowest point of the crag at the detached flake. (4c)Climb the left side of the flake and move up and slightly left. Traverse left for 3m and up to gain a narrow ramp line leading right to a ledge. (Poor protection and rock) - Alternatively and better climb pitch 1 of PS. (5b)Move up and left into a corner. Make hard moves over the bulge and finish more easily up the groove.

Ticklists: Shepherd's Crag - top 25, Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes.

Photo: A busy day at Shepherd Crag's North Buttress. Climbers on Aaros, Ardus and Sin. © rockrat
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 104 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Nigel Bond - Lead - 05/Aug/14 with Debs

Had a try at leading the top pitch Not as easy as stated, got to bottom of groove but couldn't see the moves to get into the groove! Very thin section, decided to 2nd it!
alpinismo.uk - AltLd - 04/Aug/14 with Nigel Bond

Lead first 4c Pitch.
andycash - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/14 with Andy Reeve, Jack Ettridge

Nick Clement - AltLd - 08/Apr/14 with Matt Pigden

Dan1978 - 2014

Dan1978 - 2014

Justin Shiels - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/13 with Chris

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/13

lead both pitches as one
johang - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with hugh jordan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13

martrin - Lead - 13/Jun/13 with Sarah Kekus

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/13

oliverk - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Nicola

Sam Simpson - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Tom Doldon

Led pitch 1, about HVS 5a. Could have led pitch 2?!
Lessworkmoreclimbing - AltLd O/S - 22/May/13 with Kev

cooperman - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Graham Iles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

In one pitch.
Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/13

tomhull - 2nd rpt - 03/Apr/13 with james stokes

Some dodge rock on first pitch. very good second pitch.
a13x - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Matt Harle

Hidden - TR RP - 08/Sep/12

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Dave Couling

1 fall at crux.
Richard Alderton - 2nd dog - 13/Jul/12 with Al

Em66 - 2nd O/S - Jul/12 with Mat

led p1
Maz J - AltLd - 25/May/12

Charlie Zephyr Booth - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/12 with martin broadhurst

watch out for the loose bits.
j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

cat22 - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Mike

Short but tricky crux, which yields to upward udging of the feet. First pitch has some dubious rock (HVS 4c). Suggest using first pitch of PS which makes it a 3* route.
DaveAtkinson - Lead - 23/Jul/11 with Haydn Keith

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/11

tjmillen - Lead - Jun/11 with vicky, simon hall

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Chris Wright - Lead - 15/Oct/10

cobweb - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with martyn hopson

simonp - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/10

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with James Docherty

tomhull - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/10 with matt harris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

cosmicray - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/09

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Zac Poulton

nakedave - Lead rpt - 12/May/09

liaml89 - 2nd dog - 12/May/09 with Dave Thornley

greenroom - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 20/Sep/08 with Thomas Renshaw

Twas cold
chris wyatt - Lead dog - 23/Mar/08 with Andrew Leigh

red1200 - 2008

nickcj - Lead - 2008

Led second pitch
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 28/Oct/07 with Loz

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/07

Graham Iles - 2nd - 15/Jul/07 with Lucy Ham

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/07

Henriettaah - 2007

Johann - Lead O/S - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 14/Oct/06 with Karl Lunt

ewen - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with the kettle

nakedave - Lead dnf - 2006

John Kettle - AltLd - 2006

Pete Graham - Lead - 2006 with Rick Graham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/05

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Apr/05

BlueJohn - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/05 with John Hempston

Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 2004

djmarko75 - AltLd O/S - Aug/03

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/May/01

Hidden - 2001

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Aug/00

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/00 with Tracey

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/99

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/98

rurp - 1998

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/95

JiveWeasel - AltLd - 1994 with Al H

whispering nic - Mar/93 with Beardy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/90

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/90

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 23/Sep/89 with Dan Morgan

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1987

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/85

sadams - AltLd - 18/Apr/84 with Chris Thwaites

tapley - Lead - 04/May/83 with Chris Seymour

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/81 with Dave Norton(?)

Hammy - AltLd - 12/Oct/80 with Rob Lawson

Hidden - Lead - 1980

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1980 with Dorothy Bogg

Hidden - 1980

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 10/Jun/79 with Rob Milne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1978

GeoffG - Lead - 09/Oct/76

Seem to remember this being only VS!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Oct/75 with Kev Neagle

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/75

VS With peg for aid
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 28/May/67 with Bob Knapton

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Voting
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hard E20 of 15
E20 of 15
easy E20 of 15
hard E14 of 15
E19 of 15
easy E11 of 15
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5c0 of 20
easy 5c1 of 20
hard 5b1 of 20
5b17 of 20
easy 5b1 of 20
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Style of ascent

Lead45 of 104 (43.3%)
Followed14 of 104 (13.5%)
Toproped1 of 104 (1.0%)
Alt Leads27 of 104 (26.0%)
Unknown17 of 104 (16.3%)

'Climbed'58 of 104 (55.8%)
clean O/S36 of 104 (34.6%)
clean rpt4 of 104 (3.8%)
clean RP1 of 104 (1.0%)
dogged4 of 104 (3.8%)
dnf1 of 104 (1.0%)