/ Shepherds Crag RHS before the stile

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olliemartin 07 Jul 2019

Shepherd’s CragHi All

Trying to identify a route/area on Shepherds crag. Went up today to look at one of the shorter outcrops on the right hand side of shepherd’s crag. Coming up from the cafe, rather than going left over the stile I went straight up about 20m up the path and left.

The line started from a crack slanting right, about 20m long pitch before finishing up at the path that runs along the top of the crag.

Seemed like pretty good quality, worthwhile climbing, surprised I couldn’t find it in the guide! Anyone got any ideas what it is?

Cheers, Ollie

Sean Kelly 07 Jul 2019
In reply to olliemartin:

Monolith Crack possibly. Was VS but now HVS for some reason.

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olliemartin 07 Jul 2019
In reply to Sean Kelly:

I think Monolith is still over past the stile, left jackdaw ridge? This route was about 20m up to the right of jackdaw 

sparkass 08 Jul 2019
Andy Long 08 Jul 2019
In reply to olliemartin:

Yeah, Monolith is in the descent gulley, below Donkeys Ears. Agree with the comment about the grade. MVS when I first did it. Regularly took students up it when I worked for OB. Probably upgraded because you can't protect it any better than when it was put up. Everybody's used to being able to lace things up these days. 

Trevor Langhorne 08 Jul 2019
In reply to olliemartin:

Sounds like Free and Easy to me, see Borrowdale (2016) page 51.


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