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Shepherds Crag

Cumbria, ENGLAND

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

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).

Access notes
Park at the cafe below the crag if there is room(refreshment stop obligatory!). Five to ten minute approach.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

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Lake District Rock (2003), Borrowdale (2000),
Out of print: Borrowdale (1990)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Free "n" easyHS 4
3Final ActE2 5c  
4Groove and CrackVS 4b 20
5Meet on the LedgeHVS 4
6Brown Crag TraverseVS 4c *12
7Downer's DelightE1 5b  
8Dark MattersE3 6a **3
9VespaVS 5a *6
10VesperVS 4c **39
11ParlaphoneE2 5c 2
12American BeautyE5 6b 2
13Dire StraitsE3 6a *3
14Rough BoysE5 6c 1
15Parting ShotE6 6b  
16Brown Crag GroovesE1 5b **120
17Brown Crag Grooves DirectE3 6a 3
18SeamusHVS 5b *9
19Brown Crag WallVS 4b **395
20FrontlineHVS 5a *7
21TheseusE1 5b 4
22Could Be The LastE1 5b 1
23ConclusionE1 5b **432
24EvolutionE2 5c 3
25RattleMVS 4b 6
26PTOVS 4c 12
28Brown Slabs FaceVD **498
29Brown Slabs AreteD ***942
30Brown Slabs DirectVD ***1365
31Brown SlabsD **1190
32Brown Slabs CrackVS 4c **911
33Brown Slabs Crack OriginalMS 170
34Shadow WallE3 5c ** 
35Brown Slabs TraverseVS 4c 20
 100' SLAB AREA  
37Gibbon VariationHVS 5b 5
38100 Foot SlabM 12
39Sylvan WayMS 5
41A Few Dollars MoreVS 4c 3
42A Fistful of DollarsVS 4c *7
43North Buttress GirdleE1 5b 3
44DesperationS *71
45TarzanE2 5c 2
46ImagoE1 5c 19
47FinaleHVS 5a ***376
48ScallywagE3 6a  
49JawsE1 5b 75
50SlingsVS 4b *39
51encoreHVS 5a **9
52Evel KneivelHVS 5a **111
53OvationE1 5b **15
54AarosE1 5b ***275
55Saturday Night BeaverE3 6a *1
56Ardus - Direct FinishVS 4c **117
57Short NoticeVS 4b *33
58ArdusMVS 4b ***1199
59Savage MessiahE3 6a *9
60SinVS 4c *6
61Golden DeliciousE2 5c 2
62Delight MakerHVS 5a **98
63Magnetic NorthE1 5b **18
64EveVS 4c ***879
65KatherineHVS 5a *11
66AdamVS 5a ***820
67Crunchy FrogHVS 5a **78
68True NorthE2 5b **69
69Central GirdleVS 4c **9
70North ButtressE1 5b **100
71North Butress (variant)VS 4c 2
72P.S.E1 5b **172
73P.S. Direct FinishE3 6a 8
74P.P.S.E2 5c 8
75GemmaHVS 5b *15
 Climb nameGradex
76Turning the NorthVD *34
78Shepherd's DelightMS 30
79SymbiosisHVS 5b 2
80Bluebell WallVD 2
81Attic StairsM 6
83Chamonix GirdleHVS 4c **5
84Stoned AgainHVS 5b 5
85Stony SilenceHVS 5b 5
86Hollow StonesVD 9
87North RidgeVD 9
88T.D.M.HVS 5a 5
89C.D.M.VS 4c **219
90M.G.C.E2 5c **457
91ShannaE2 5c 19
92Fishers FollyVS 4c ***1131
93Fishers Folly Direct FinishVS 4c, 5a 77
94Twittering HeightsE4 6a *4
95Kransic CrackVS 4c **256
96Lower Girdle of Fisher's Folly ButtressMVS 4b 6
97Kransic Crack DirectHVS 5a ***728
98Creeping JesusHVS 5a **279
99The GraspE1 5b **184
100Poop and ClutchE2 5c 4
101ChamonixHS 4b **380
102True CrossVS 4c **44
104CreamHVS 5a *23
105CrescendoHS *497
106The BludgeonE1 5b ***287
107Missing Link finish to BludgeonE3 5c 3
108Little ChamonixVD ***3273
109ScorpionVS 4b *45
110Hee-HawVS 5a 46
111Straight and NarrowE3 6a **8
112Hippos Might FlyE1 5a *26
113Monolith CrackHVS 4c **176
114Monolith ChimneyS 4a 13
115ExasperationE3 6a 5
116PorcupineE3 6a **48
117The Black IcicleE1 5b **176
118Devil's WedgeHVS 5a **43
119The WitnessE6 6b  
120GeronimoE6 6c **2
121The Devil's AlternativeE6 6b *17
122Bob MartinsE2 5b *6
123Rogue's GalleryVS 5a *18
124Rob's RouteE3 6a 2
125Wild SideE3 6a *23
126Wild SheepE2 5b ***54
127Black SheepE2 5b **23
128Derision GrooveMVS 4b **228
129Ker PlunkE5 6a *2
130InclinationE4 6b **8
131ExclamationE6 6b * 
132Shepherd's ChimneyVS 5a **109
133Thin AirHVS 5a *27
134Shepherd's GullyMVS 4b **74
135Battering RamE3 5c **64
136Stone TapeE3 6a **27
137The FouE2 5c 4
138Donkey's EarsS 4a **791
139Donkey's Ears Chimney StartMVS 10
140Mule TrainE2 5c 8
141Bits 'n' PiecesVS 4c *65
142Human RacingE3 5c 1
143Ant HighwayMVS 4b *200
144Odds 'n' SodsE2 5c 5
145EthelredHVS 5a 19
146Jackdaw Ridge DirectVD **194
147Jackdaw RidgeD *611
148PlugE1 5b 7
149Why NotMVS 4b 66
150Just Another ExpeditionHVS **5
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The moderator has visited quite a few 'good' crags and thinks that the people have voted with their feet. Maybe Ian Jones needs to get off his high horse and chill out a bit more. Seriously.
GPN - 31/Aug/12

Steve Palmer says he caught two ticks. Perhaps he got them off this page. Because there are far too many ticks on here. The moderator needs to visit some good crags to see what real quality is. Seriously.
Ian Jones - 19/Sep/11

MGC appears to be listed twice.
Ian Jones - 06/Jul/10

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

what is the closest pub to the crag? is the borrowdale hotel the closest?
david brown - 14/Jul/04

Caption on photograph of 'The Bludgeon' is in error - should be E1 5b, NOT VS 4c
Colin - 23/Dec/02