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 **156
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 **520
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 **590
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 **629
29Brown Slabs Arete
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D ***1208
30Brown Slabs Direct
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VD ***1757
31Brown Slabs
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D **1463
32Brown Slabs ScoopHS **43
33Brown Slabs Crack
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VS 4c **1119
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 ***518
49Scallywag
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E3 6a  
50JawsE1 5b **102
51Slings
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VS 4b *43
52encoreHVS 5a **9
53Evel Kneivel
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HVS 5a **134
54Ovation
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E1 5b **18
55Aaros
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E1 5b ***414
56Saturday Night Beaver
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E3 6a *1
57Ardus - Direct FinishVS 4c **147
58Short Notice
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VS 4b *42
59Ardus
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MVS 4b ***1536
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 **142
64Magnetic North
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E1 5b **22
65Eve
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VS 4c ***1150
66Katherine
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HVS 5a *13
67Adam
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VS 5a ***1075
68Crunchy FrogHVS 5a **89
69True North
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E2 5b **108
70Central Girdle
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VS 4c **12
71North ButtressE1 5b **141
72North Butress (variant)VS 4c 2
73P.S.
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E1 5b **242
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 **292
91M.G.C.E2 5c **619
92Shanna
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E2 5c 23
93Fishers Folly
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VS 4c ***1455
94Fishers Folly Direct Finish
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VS 4c, 5a 95
95Twittering Heights
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E4 6a *4
96Kransic Crack
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VS 4c **333
97Lower Girdle of Fisher's Folly Buttress
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MVS 4b 6
98Kransic Crack Direct
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HVS 5a ***967
99Creeping Jesus
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HVS 5a **378
100The Grasp
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E1 5b **243
101Poop and Clutch
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E2 5c 4
102Chamonix
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HS 4b **502
103True Cross
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VS 4c **73
 Chamonix Area 
105Cream
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HVS 5a *30
106CrescendoHS *622
107The Bludgeon
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E1 5b ***441
108Missing Link finish to Bludgeon
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E3 5c 3
109Little Chamonix
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VD ***4338
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 **219
115Monolith Chimney
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S 4a 20
116Exasperation
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E3 6a 6
117PorcupineE3 6a **68
118The Black Icicle
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E1 5b **236
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 ***77
128Black Sheep
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E2 5b **28
129Derision Groove
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MVS 4b **305
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 **160
134Thin Air
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HVS 5a *30
135Shepherd's Gully
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MVS 4b **102
136Battering Ram
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E3 5c **89
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 **1006
140Donkey's Ears Chimney StartMVS 15
141Mule Train
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E2 5c 8
142Bits 'n' Pieces
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VS 4c *80
143Human Racing
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E3 5c 1
144Ant Highway
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MVS 4b *266
145Odds 'n' Sods
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E2 5c 5
146Ethelred
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HVS 5a 22
147Jackdaw Ridge Direct
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VD **269
148Jackdaw Ridge
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D *802
149Plug
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E1 5b 9
150Why Not
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MVS 4b 85
151Just Another Expedition
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HVS **5
152Hee Haw
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VS 5a  
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