Climbs 148
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 140m a.s.l
Faces W

Rory on The Bludgeon at Shepherds © Ken Lewis

Crag features

Up to about 50m high. A very popular crag, mainly due to its easy access though many of the routes are of great quality. Brown Slab Routes(D-VS), Finale(HVS), Aaros(E1), Ardus(MVS), Adam and Eve(VS), Kransic Crack(HVS), Fishers Folly(VS), Grasp(E1), Bludgeon(E1), Little Chamonix(VD), Derision Groove(MVS).

Approach notes

Park at the cafe below the crag if there is room(refreshment stop obligatory!). Five to ten minute approach.

Guidebooks

Great crag for it accessibility. Grade range for all climbers. Harder routes not so polished, and definitely not over rated.
ben_armstrong - 10/Aug/15
Have had two ticks after a visit 26/06/10. Remember to check your skin carefully. Otherwise a great crag made even better by the nearby cafe!
Steve Palmer - 29/Jun/10
Busy, polished and over rated.
camw - 23/Jun/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Brown Crag Wall Area 
2Free "n" easy
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HS 5
3Final Act
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E2 5c  
4Groove and Crack
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VS 4b 23
5Meet on the Ledge
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HVS 5
6Brown Crag Traverse
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VS 4c *14
7Downer's Delight
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E1 5b  
8Dark MattersE3 6a **3
9VespaVS 5a *7
10Vesper
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VS 4c **46
11Parlaphone
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E2 5c 2
12American Beauty
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E5 6b 2
13Dire Straits
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E3 6a *3
14Rough Boys
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E5 6c 1
15Parting Shot
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E6 6b  
16Brown Crag Grooves
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E1 5b **149
17Brown Crag Grooves Direct
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E3 6a 3
18Seamus
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HVS 5b *10
19Brown Crag Wall
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VS 4b **495
20Frontline
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HVS 5a *9
21Theseus
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E1 5b 4
22Could Be The Last
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E1 5b 1
23ConclusionE1 5b **525
24Evolution
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E2 5c 6
25Rattle
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MVS 4b 6
26PTO
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VS 4c 13
 Brown Slabs Area 
28Brown Slabs Face
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VD **615
29Brown Slabs Arete
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D ***1187
30Brown Slabs Direct
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VD ***1717
31Brown Slabs
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D **1439
32Brown Slabs ScoopHS **24
33Brown Slabs Crack
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VS 4c **1091
34Brown Slabs Crack OriginalMS 195
35Shadow Wall
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E3 5c **2
36Brown Slabs Traverse
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VS 4c 20
 100' Slab Area 
38Gibbon Variation
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HVS 5b 5
39100 Foot Slab
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M 15
40Sylvan Way
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MS 5
 North Buttress 
42A Few Dollars More
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VS 4c 3
43A Fistful of Dollars
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VS 4c *13
44North Buttress Girdle
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E1 5b 3
45DesperationS *76
46Tarzan
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E2 5c 2
47Imago
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E1 5c 21
48Finale
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HVS 5a ***506
49Scallywag
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E3 6a  
50JawsE1 5b **93
51Slings
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VS 4b *43
52encoreHVS 5a **9
53Evel Kneivel
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HVS 5a **135
54Ovation
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E1 5b **18
55Aaros
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E1 5b ***397
56Saturday Night Beaver
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E3 6a *1
57Ardus - Direct FinishVS 4c **141
58Short Notice
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VS 4b *42
59Ardus
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MVS 4b ***1505
60Savage Messiah
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E3 6a *9
61Sin
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VS 4c *9
62Golden Delicious
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E2 5c 2
63Delight Maker
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HVS 5a **132
64Magnetic North
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E1 5b **21
65Eve
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VS 4c ***1120
66Katherine
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HVS 5a *13
67Adam
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VS 5a ***1048
68Crunchy FrogHVS 5a **88
69True North
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E2 5b **97
70Central Girdle
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VS 4c **12
71North ButtressE1 5b **136
72North Butress (variant)VS 4c 2
73P.S.
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E1 5b **231
74P.S. Direct Finish
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E3 6a 8
75P.P.S.
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E2 5c 10
76Gemma
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HVS 5b *27
77Turning the North
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VD *49
 Bluebell Wall Area 
79Shepherd's Delight
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MS 36
80Symbiosis
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HVS 5b 2
81Bluebell Wall
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VD 2
82Attic Stairs
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M 8
 Fisher's Folly Buttress 
84Chamonix Girdle
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HVS 4c **5
85Stoned Again
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HVS 5b 5
86Stony Silence
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HVS 5b 5
87Hollow Stones
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VD 11
88North Ridge
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VD 10
89T.D.M.
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HVS 5a 6
90C.D.M.VS 4c **279
91M.G.C.E2 5c **569
92Shanna
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E2 5c 22
93Fishers Folly
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VS 4c ***1385
94Fishers Folly Direct Finish
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VS 4c, 5a 93
95Twittering Heights
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E4 6a *4
96Kransic Crack
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VS 4c **329
97Lower Girdle of Fisher's Folly Buttress
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MVS 4b 6
98Kransic Crack Direct
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HVS 5a ***938
99Creeping Jesus
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HVS 5a **362
100The Grasp
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E1 5b **241
101Poop and Clutch
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E2 5c 4
102Chamonix
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HS 4b **467
103True Cross
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VS 4c **62
 Chamonix Area 
105Cream
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HVS 5a *30
106CrescendoHS *600
107The Bludgeon
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E1 5b ***428
108Missing Link finish to Bludgeon
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E3 5c 3
109Little Chamonix
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VD ***4249
110Scorpion
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VS 4b *52
111Hee-Haw
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VS 5a 51
112Straight and Narrow
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E3 6a **9
113Hippos Might Fly
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E1 5a *30
114Monolith Crack
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HVS 4c **205
115Monolith Chimney
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S 4a 20
116Exasperation
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E3 6a 6
117PorcupineE3 6a **63
118The Black Icicle
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E1 5b **217
119Devil's Wedge
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HVS 5a **49
120The Witness
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E6 6b  
121Geronimo
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E6 6c **3
122The Devil's AlternativeE6 6b *24
123Bob Martins
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E2 5b *6
124Rogue's Gallery
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VS 5a *21
125Rob's Route
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E3 6a 2
126Wild Side
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E3 6a *24
127Wild SheepE2 5b ***76
128Black Sheep
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E2 5b **28
129Derision Groove
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MVS 4b **296
130Ker Plunk
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E5 6a *2
131Inclination
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E4 6b **8
132Exclamation
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E6 6b * 
133Shepherd's ChimneyVS 5a **146
134Thin Air
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HVS 5a *30
135Shepherd's Gully
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MVS 4b **101
136Battering Ram
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E3 5c **74
137Stone Tape
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E3 6a **30
138The Fou
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E2 5c 4
139Donkey's Ears
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S 4a **982
140Donkey's Ears Chimney StartMVS 15
141Mule Train
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E2 5c 8
142Bits 'n' Pieces
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VS 4c *79
143Human Racing
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E3 5c 1
144Ant Highway
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MVS 4b *256
145Odds 'n' Sods
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E2 5c 5
146Ethelred
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HVS 5a 21
147Jackdaw Ridge Direct
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VD **260
148Jackdaw Ridge
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D *781
149Plug
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E1 5b 9
150Why Not
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MVS 4b 83
151Just Another Expedition
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HVS **5
152Hee Haw
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VS 5a  
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