Starts just to the right of Shepherds Gully and leads up the corner to the recess. Then traverse our to the right a few metres and around the corner. Finally go straight up the obvious corner to the top. Plenty of trees at the top to belay from.Up until the 1960's this climb was graded Severe

Ticklists: Shepherd's Crag - top 25, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS.

Matthewskinner 04/May AltLd O/S
x12dan34 04/May AltLd O/S
jonhowson 30/Apr 2nd O/S

Cool route! Especially that top chimney. Glen enjoyed it so much he stole my pitch and didn't stop until the top.

with Glen
watson.b 18/Apr AltLd rpt
Hidden ??/2016 -
JSCB ??/2016 -
klipkabouter 06/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Andy Turnbull
AndyT1151 06/Oct/15 2nd
Liam Watson ?/Oct/15 Lead
Topsy Turvy 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S

in one pitch

with Pero
Pero 27/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 22/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
bobpilgrem 09/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Pete
BPaske 31/Aug/15 AltLd
with Matt Morris
Hidden 06/Aug/15 AltLd
steely 22/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

as per new select guide from below devils alternative. led P1. great little route with some classic chimney moves on second pitch

owain-1978 22/Jul/15 AltLd

lead the chimney Pitch. Excellent bit of old school 'getting right in there' climbing

ChrisNaylor ?/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/15 AltLd
petegunn 07/May/15 AltLd

A bit of a mountaineering line but pretty good overall.

with Davina
Hidden 07/May/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Cutloose ??/2015 -
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/14 AltLd β
Hidden 11/Oct/14 AltLd
55pete55 30/Apr/14 2nd
crossdressingrodney 24/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 24/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1 & 3+4 together. P3 isn't that hard, although the fall would be quite unpleasant if you messed it up. P4 is where the stars are, great 4a climbing.

dtalbot 05/Jul/13 Lead
with Tabs
johang 19/May/13 Lead O/S
DaveAtkinson 20/Apr/13 Lead
with jw
Hidden 20/Apr/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Ken Taylor 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Harry Salisbury
Hidden ??/2013 -
55pete55 05/Sep/12 AltLd
colin smith 18/Jun/12 AltLd
with Daniel Smith
watson.b 28/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/12 2nd O/S
nickcj 17/Mar/12 AltLd
Shaw Brown 11/Mar/12 Lead

T shirt weather at the start of March!

Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd
thegoatstroker 28/Feb/12 AltLd
with Chris Cox
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
55pete55 01/Oct/11 AltLd
tmawer 11/Sep/11 AltLd rpt

In monsoon conditions, the tail end of a huricane I believe. Good fun!

with Jaime Robertson
Hidden 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/11 2nd
net 14/Jun/11 AltLd

Led p1, 2 and 4. Fun!

with George
GPN 14/Jun/11 AltLd
with Annette
djromberg ??/2011 -
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/10 AltLd
tonybaines 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
barksmo ??/2010 -
carlh ??/2010 Lead O/S
cosmicray ??/2010 -
Hidden 26/Oct/09 AltLd rpt
Luis SD 21/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Rich Clague 11/Sep/09 2nd O/S
ginja1980 11/Aug/09 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch, seconded other two

krikoman 28/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Very intimidating 3rd pitch but once you decide what your going to do and commit it's not too bad. Might put it as 5b. Me,KG,Me,KG Pity about pitch 2 but the rest of it is very good.

with 1_Kev Gibbs, Greg Childs
malc 23/May/09 AltLd O/S

Led Pitch 1 and 2

with JT
Hidden 14/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/09 2nd
George Bassant 01/Apr/09 AltLd
with Aidie Jones
Hidden 05/Nov/08 Lead O/S
kickaha4 05/Nov/08 2nd
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 28/Oct/08 Lead
with George reah
da_cox 05/Aug/08 2nd O/S

Fun, but some interesting positions!

with John Rowlands
djking1983 10/Jul/08 Lead
with Harold Edwards
Hidden 12/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/08 2nd
Mike Sheehan 05/May/08 -
with Gerald Bonington
Hidden ??/2008 -
nickcj ??/2008 Lead
innesmac ??/2008 -
IanJackson 14/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/07 AltLd β
Mark Collins 06/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Big Andy
Anna Horrox 30/Sep/06 2nd
clive-greenwood 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Anna
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Sam Judson 17/May/06 Lead O/S

Guidebook has this down as VS 4b,-,5a,4b. Not sure which I agree with but I prefer the VS 5a :)

with Caroline Judson
Ste Ridd 07/May/06 AltLd

and G.Carlill LP 1 SE 2+3 Pitch 2 Crux 5a

Christopher Williamson ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with nathan gibson
MazElden ??/2006 AltLd
with various
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
barney_edin 08/May/05 AltLd
with Penny
Hidden 20/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
Tom Stoddart ?/Apr/04 AltLd
with Colin Smith
jason ?/Jul/03 AltLd
with mike
Hammy 06/May/03 Lead
with Iain Gallagher
Hidden 07/Apr/03 AltLd
thegoatstroker ?/Sep/01 AltLd
with Juan Warshawsky
Hidden 07/Jun/01 2nd O/S
Shaw Brown 23/May/01 AltLd
with cliff brown
Hidden 13/May/01 AltLd
Hidden ??/2001 -
Antoine1 14/May/00 Lead
gypsy3006 ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Iain Thow 07/Oct/99 AltLd

Led 3&4

with Alex Doherty
Hammy 06/Jul/99 2nd
with Ian Barker, Jim Evans
Hidden ??/1999 AltLd
Antoine1 ??/1999 2nd
rurp ??/1998 -
p.crooky#1 02/Jun/95 Lead
with Moz
BlueJohn ??/1995 -
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
allmag 20/Dec/91 Lead

Worth doing for the 5a pitch.

Hidden 12/Aug/90 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jan/90 AltLd
JonG ??/1990 -
babymoac 11/Mar/88 AltLd
with MTW
Hidden 14/Sep/86 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/86 Lead
Hidden 20/Oct/85 AltLd O/S
Tim Bateman 12/Oct/85 Lead
Hammy 24/Feb/84 AltLd
EddieA ??/1984 Lead
with Jim F
kjacks ?/Jul/83 Lead

Was mild severe in our guide, thought it was hard - but short.

with Pete Watson
biggianthead 23/Apr/83 -
with HT
steveb2006 27/Mar/83 Lead
with Mike Pryzodski
sadams 23/Aug/82 2nd
with Don
tapley 21/Jun/80 Lead
with Alison Tapley
telemark ??/1980 -
Nevil ??/1980 -

Do not know year

Chris Ellis 08/Oct/78 2nd
with Hugh Ackroyd
Lord of Starkness ??/1978 Lead
Hidden ??/1978 Lead O/S
GeoffG 09/Oct/76 Lead
chris skipton ??/1976 AltLd O/S
with peter latimer
DGY 01/Jun/75 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/75 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/Aug/74 Lead

This route came as a bit of a shock as it was only given severe in 1974. And I didn't have much gear either. I still have nightmares about pitch 3.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Peter Main 05/Jul/74 Lead
with Fran Bashford
uphillnow ??/1970 Lead
with Davy Crabb
Dave Musgrove 28/May/67 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
Hidden ??/1967 -
Hidden 05/Jun/66 Lead
Martin Bennett 18/Jul/65 -
with CJE
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