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 6
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 **43
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 **145
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 **483
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 **505
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 **590
29Brown Slabs Arete
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D ***1118
30Brown Slabs Direct
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VD ***1622
31Brown Slabs
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D **1395
32Brown Slabs ScoopHS **2
33Brown Slabs Crack
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VS 4c **1055
34Brown Slabs Crack OriginalMS 183
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 2
43A Fistful of Dollars
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VS 4c *12
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 ***450
49Scallywag
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E3 6a  
50JawsE1 5b **89
51Slings
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VS 4b *43
52encoreHVS 5a **9
53Evel Kneivel
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HVS 5a **127
54Ovation
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E1 5b **18
55Aaros
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E1 5b ***342
56Saturday Night Beaver
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E3 6a *1
57Ardus - Direct FinishVS 4c **137
58Short Notice
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VS 4b *39
59Ardus
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MVS 4b ***1442
60Savage Messiah
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E3 6a *9
61Sin
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VS 4c *8
62Golden Delicious
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E2 5c 2
63Delight Maker
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HVS 5a **117
64Magnetic North
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E1 5b **21
65Eve
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VS 4c ***1076
66Katherine
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HVS 5a *12
67Adam
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VS 5a ***1001
68Crunchy FrogHVS 5a **86
69True North
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E2 5b **90
70Central Girdle
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VS 4c **9
71North ButtressE1 5b **126
72North Butress (variant)VS 4c 2
73P.S.
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E1 5b **223
74P.S. Direct Finish
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E3 6a 8
75P.P.S.
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E2 5c 9
76Gemma
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HVS 5b *26
77Turning the North
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VD *41
 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 9
88North Ridge
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VD 9
89T.D.M.
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HVS 5a 5
90C.D.M.VS 4c **255
91M.G.C.E2 5c **574
92Shanna
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E2 5c 21
93Fishers Folly
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VS 4c ***1364
94Fishers Folly Direct Finish
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VS 4c, 5a 90
95Twittering Heights
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E4 6a *4
96Kransic Crack
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VS 4c **305
97Lower Girdle of Fisher's Folly Buttress
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MVS 4b 7
98Kransic Crack Direct
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HVS 5a ***893
99Creeping Jesus
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HVS 5a **339
100The Grasp
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E1 5b **225
101Poop and Clutch
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E2 5c 4
102Chamonix
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HS 4b **447
103True Cross
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VS 4c **59
 Chamonix Area 
105Cream
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HVS 5a *28
106CrescendoHS *577
107The Bludgeon
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E1 5b ***415
108Missing Link finish to Bludgeon
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E3 5c 3
109Little Chamonix
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VD ***4084
110Scorpion
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VS 4b *51
111Hee-Haw
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VS 5a 49
112Straight and Narrow
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E3 6a **9
113Hippos Might Fly
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E1 5a *29
114Monolith Crack
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HVS 4c **197
115Monolith Chimney
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S 4a 18
116Exasperation
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E3 6a 6
117PorcupineE3 6a **58
118The Black Icicle
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E1 5b **209
119Devil's Wedge
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HVS 5a **47
120The Witness
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E6 6b  
121Geronimo
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E6 6c **2
122The Devil's AlternativeE6 6b *23
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 *23
127Wild SheepE2 5b ***62
128Black Sheep
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E2 5b **26
129Derision Groove
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MVS 4b **275
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 **141
134Thin Air
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HVS 5a *28
135Shepherd's Gully
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MVS 4b **88
136Battering Ram
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E3 5c **69
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 **933
140Donkey's Ears Chimney StartMVS 14
141Mule Train
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E2 5c 8
142Bits 'n' Pieces
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VS 4c *71
143Human Racing
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E3 5c 1
144Ant Highway
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MVS 4b *238
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 **239
148Jackdaw Ridge
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D *714
149Plug
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E1 5b 8
150Why Not
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MVS 4b 79
151Just Another Expedition
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HVS **5

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