/ Shepherds Crag RHS before the stile
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?
Monolith Crack possibly. Was VS but now HVS for some reason.
I think Monolith is still over past the stile, left jackdaw ridge? This route was about 20m up to the right of jackdaw
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.
Sounds like Free and Easy to me, see Borrowdale (2016) page 51.
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