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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Sjohndavies 19 May 2nd
JCAshman 19 May Lead β Amazing that this route goes where it does at this grade. Bold start, wild ending. One of the best E2’s I’ve been on. Inspirational efforts and air time from pilchards
Amazing that this route goes where it does at this grade. Bold start, wild ending. One of the best E2’s I’ve been on. Inspirational efforts and air time from pilchards
s.hunter 22 Apr Lead β
LMS 18 Apr Lead O/S Wow..such a fab route!!! only just made it near the top as was very pumped and tired. Super chuffed!! Thanks Christy for the advice and willing me on !!!
Wow..such a fab route!!! only just made it near the top as was very pumped and tired. Super chuffed!! Thanks Christy for the advice and willing me on !!!
climberchristy 18 Apr 2nd rpt Great lead by Lynn. Chuffed she got it. Fun to repeat on second this time. Such a brilliant route.
with LMS
Great lead by Lynn. Chuffed she got it. Fun to repeat on second this time. Such a brilliant route.
with LMS
mike lawrence? 17 Apr 2nd
metrorat 10 Apr Lead O/S Steeper than it looks from the bottom. Serious in the middle, made me wish I had a skyhook.
with Euan Maharg
Steeper than it looks from the bottom. Serious in the middle, made me wish I had a skyhook.
with Euan Maharg
joe.91 6 Apr Lead O/S Its wild! Rather short lived once your established, pulling on the thin flake is the worst bit!
with Olli-C
Its wild! Rather short lived once your established, pulling on the thin flake is the worst bit!
with Olli-C
Greg Boswell 31 Mar Lead O/S
with Neil Carnegie, James Dunn
with Neil Carnegie, James Dunn
Hidden 31 Mar Lead O/S
mikeyjbs 31 Mar 2nd O/S
with Ru
with Ru
JohnHartley 27 Mar Lead O/S The best single pitch route I’ve ever done! Absolutely phenomenal! Big moves on huge jugs and no gear, what more could you want!
The best single pitch route I’ve ever done! Absolutely phenomenal! Big moves on huge jugs and no gear, what more could you want!
bowlingj 27 Mar 2nd O/S
Hidden 25 Mar AltLd
Hidden 25 Mar Lead
Danmg123 24 Nov, 2018 Lead G/U Very happy to have pushed through the mental barrier and done this after a dodgy experience on it last year. Beautiful and scary in equal parts!
Very happy to have pushed through the mental barrier and done this after a dodgy experience on it last year. Beautiful and scary in equal parts!
Flavio 22 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S “So wild! BAAAAAAHHHH!!!”
“So wild! BAAAAAAHHHH!!!”
JendeHoxar 22 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Matt Cooke 8 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
with Martin Hallett
with Martin Hallett
Marti999 8 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
jeremy 25 Aug, 2018 2nd
with Mark
with Mark
M1V0 4 Aug, 2018 2nd Stunning line.
Stunning line.
Matt Amos 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S An absolutely impeccable single pitch, every hold is tremendous though the gear is a little thin. What a route
An absolutely impeccable single pitch, every hold is tremendous though the gear is a little thin. What a route
Horton 2 Aug, 2018 2nd Great moves. Found it pumpy for the first climb of the day!
Great moves. Found it pumpy for the first climb of the day!
islandlynx 2 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Exposed climbing at the top but i thought there was a slightly but serious bit at half height. Used a skyhook in anger for the first time
with Horton
Exposed climbing at the top but i thought there was a slightly but serious bit at half height. Used a skyhook in anger for the first time
with Horton
Euan S 31 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Great line and climbing. I remember seeing this years ago and really happy to have done it. I'm glad that I don't have to do it again though. Bold and that peg looked rather rusty.
with Frazer
Great line and climbing. I remember seeing this years ago and really happy to have done it. I'm glad that I don't have to do it again though. Bold and that peg looked rather rusty.
with Frazer
disturbed_one51 22 Jul, 2018 Lead Lovely route. I have think I may of got lost a bit and climbed around the arete a bit too much after clipping the peg.. it’s difficult when you are following good tempting chalked handholds
Lovely route. I have think I may of got lost a bit and climbed around the arete a bit too much after clipping the peg.. it’s difficult when you are following good tempting chalked handholds
cdpuk 7 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
Bernie L 7 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with cdpuk
with cdpuk
CharleyAnn 26 May, 2018 2nd
robgixer 26 May, 2018 Lead O/S
AliRLee 19 May, 2018 Lead rpt
james1978 13 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Gema
with Gema
piken 10 May, 2018 -
Hidden 6 May, 2018 Lead
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 30 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Absolutely wild. Poorly protected at the start, very pumpy once on the arete and with not a lot of gear. Fantastic feature, looks about E6 from the road.
Absolutely wild. Poorly protected at the start, very pumpy once on the arete and with not a lot of gear. Fantastic feature, looks about E6 from the road.
climberchristy 11 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Wild indeed! Simply superb! One of the best E2s I've ever done. Still grinning about it now writing this hours later!
with bencole
Wild indeed! Simply superb! One of the best E2s I've ever done. Still grinning about it now writing this hours later!
with bencole
bencole 11 Mar, 2018 2nd
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
DavidMcK 27 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Absolutely brilliant.
with AliRLee
Absolutely brilliant.
with AliRLee
AliRLee 27 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Aug, 2017 Lead
Jwatson 10 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Adam Jackson lakes 26 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S Did all 17 3 star routes at shepherds in a day. Good challenge (based off the star ratings in the new borrowdale guide not the UKC ones)
Did all 17 3 star routes at shepherds in a day. Good challenge (based off the star ratings in the new borrowdale guide not the UKC ones)
eb202 24 Jul, 2017 2nd dog Fantastic route in a stunning position. Somewhat bold at the top where there is a hard & sustained sequence. There is a distinctive cruxy section lower down making blind moves out to the arete, although less difficult than expected once committed to. I went the direct 6a route at the top and flailed around somewhat before pulling myself together and pulling hard on the blind in-cuts around the arete. Got baked on belay.
with Mike505
Fantastic route in a stunning position. Somewhat bold at the top where there is a hard & sustained sequence. There is a distinctive cruxy section lower down making blind moves out to the arete, although less difficult than expected once committed to. I went the direct 6a route at the top and flailed around somewhat before pulling myself together and pulling hard on the blind in-cuts around the arete. Got baked on belay.
with Mike505
Mike505 24 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Wild, certainly. Best route of the trip by a fair way and one of the best E2's I've been on, gear was a little thin in places but generally adequate, the holds are amazing and the position is incredible, clip the peg then race against the pump to the top.
with eb202
Wild, certainly. Best route of the trip by a fair way and one of the best E2's I've been on, gear was a little thin in places but generally adequate, the holds are amazing and the position is incredible, clip the peg then race against the pump to the top.
with eb202
youwillfindjimbo 25 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Jono_1989 22 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Jeremy Wilson 22 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Excellent climb. Boldest bit is tricky cracky/groove moves to get up to tree. Top is fine as positive holds pull you upwards. Friend 1ish between flakes rather than reaching leftwards a long way to clip the peg....
with Stef Kerek
Excellent climb. Boldest bit is tricky cracky/groove moves to get up to tree. Top is fine as positive holds pull you upwards. Friend 1ish between flakes rather than reaching leftwards a long way to clip the peg....
with Stef Kerek
CMoore 4 Jun, 2017 2nd rpt
with joeflan
with joeflan
tunnah 4 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
joeflan 4 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S absolute belter of a route
absolute belter of a route
Tom.Priestley 4 Jun, 2017 2nd rpt
with tunnah
with tunnah
Shaw Brown 4 Jun, 2017 Lead dog
jord30391 4 Jun, 2017 2nd dog
with tunnah
with tunnah
clams ?Jun, 2017 2nd
with Nikki, Jim
with Nikki, Jim
pingora 27 May, 2017 2nd Desperate at top until I climbed the actual arete rather than follow the small flakes left then come back right. Angle of dangle is high
with cem
Desperate at top until I climbed the actual arete rather than follow the small flakes left then come back right. Angle of dangle is high
with cem
cem 27 May, 2017 Lead O/S Wild indeed.
with pingora
Wild indeed.
with pingora
tom_drysdale 1 May, 2017 Lead dnf Our guidebook didn't mention that this is pretty bold, but I soon found out, bloody hell! Presumably I missed all the good bits of gear, and didn't fancy falling on any of the bits I did place! Got really pumped clipping the peg but got to a few moves from the top before slipping and taking a 10m whip... definitely a memorable end to the day, but perhaps a bit of a sandbag for me! Can understand why it gets all the stars, but I think I'll go searching for other stars elsewhere!
with Miriam
Our guidebook didn't mention that this is pretty bold, but I soon found out, bloody hell! Presumably I missed all the good bits of gear, and didn't fancy falling on any of the bits I did place! Got really pumped clipping the peg but got to a few moves from the top before slipping and taking a 10m whip... definitely a memorable end to the day, but perhaps a bit of a sandbag for me! Can understand why it gets all the stars, but I think I'll go searching for other stars elsewhere!
with Miriam
Jamie Skelton 22 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
CMoore 21 Jan, 2017 Lead O/S Wild......100% Hero Climbing
with Scott Quinn, T. Shipton
Wild......100% Hero Climbing
with Scott Quinn, T. Shipton
Scott Quinn 21 Jan, 2017 2nd rpt that arête is superb
with CMoore
that arête is superb
with CMoore
leopolian 16 Sep, 2016 2nd dog Hard!
with dom94
Hard!
with dom94
dom94 16 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Simply Awesome
Simply Awesome
Tom.Priestley 11 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S Wild, Steep.
Wild, Steep.
Scott Quinn 11 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Wild - lower section is fairly bold upper part nicely protected just run it out on massive jugs - awesome
Wild - lower section is fairly bold upper part nicely protected just run it out on massive jugs - awesome
Smith42 10 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Lindsay Yule
with Lindsay Yule
kelliroberts3 ?Sep, 2016 2nd
Pete Rigby ?Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 15 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Bit naff getting to the bush but amazing from there to the top.
with Lisa
Bit naff getting to the bush but amazing from there to the top.
with Lisa
Rachel S 27 Jul, 2016 2nd Steep!
with Pete S
Steep!
with Pete S
J_Spooner ?Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Not as bold as the guide says, after the 1st bit that is.... Good gear by the block and then okay cams behind the flakes. Super positive holds.
with Vish Patel
Not as bold as the guide says, after the 1st bit that is.... Good gear by the block and then okay cams behind the flakes. Super positive holds.
with Vish Patel
will9911 22 May, 2016 2nd O/S
bidean 22 May, 2016 Lead
Hidden 22 May, 2016 2nd
dprctr 12 May, 2016 Lead O/S Bloody hell. Mental. Missed all the good bits of gear apparently.
Bloody hell. Mental. Missed all the good bits of gear apparently.
tom.ireson 12 May, 2016 2nd
with dprctr
with dprctr
Hidden 7 May, 2016 Lead O/S
tmawer 30 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
sparkass 30 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Best route at Shepherds so far?
with tmawer
Best route at Shepherds so far?
with tmawer
Lee Sheard 20 Apr, 2016 2nd
Hidden 20 Apr, 2016 2nd
Ted F 19 Apr, 2016 Lead
with Matt
with Matt
robertmichaellovell 19 Mar, 2016 Lead 'Best pitch of the crag' - definitely the best pitch of the day
with Bex
'Best pitch of the crag' - definitely the best pitch of the day
with Bex
Keendan 19 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Mar, 2016 2nd dog
GPN 19 Mar, 2016 Lead Good route! Not that bold really.
with net
Good route! Not that bold really.
with net
Hidden 18 Feb, 2016 Lead O/S
tom.ireson ?Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Mike Todd 9 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
papashango 9 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S fantastic
fantastic
Charlie Zephyr Booth 8 Jun, 2015 AltLd rpt
with tim millen
with tim millen
Richard Alderton 22 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
with Dervey
with Dervey
Dervey 22 Apr, 2015 Lead rpt
Hidden 16 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
petegunn 16 Apr, 2015 Lead Superb : )
Superb : )
Dervey 27 Mar, 2015 Lead dnf
with Liam
with Liam
Cutloose ??, 2015 -
Hidden 28 Jun, 2014 2nd β
Bloke on a Rope 28 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Top Route! Very exciting run out at the end!
Top Route! Very exciting run out at the end!
jordan taylor 1 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 24 May, 2014 Lead
Hidden 5 May, 2014 2nd dog
Hidden 18 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Paul Figg 21 Sep, 2013 2nd
with Rachel Antill, Nick Clement
with Rachel Antill, Nick Clement
Paul Figg 21 Sep, 2013 2nd
with Rachel Antill, Nick Clement
with Rachel Antill, Nick Clement
Nick Clement 21 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with Rachel Antill, Paul Figg
with Rachel Antill, Paul Figg
stuart34 24 Jul, 2013 2nd
with Jon
with Jon
Justin Shiels 1 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Gerald
with Gerald
Hidden 16 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 May, 2013 Lead dnf
Tubs 20 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S The best single pitch I've done in the Lakes. Why isn't this more widely know?
with oliverk
The best single pitch I've done in the Lakes. Why isn't this more widely know?
with oliverk
oliverk 20 Apr, 2013 2nd
with Tom
with Tom
Footy564 19 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with peter hill
with peter hill
tomhull 3 Apr, 2013 2nd rpt
with james stokes
with james stokes
Hidden 4 Sep, 2012 Lead
Dave Musgrove 26 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S One of the best pitches of this grade I've done in the Lakes. I'll have to revise my long-standing top ten.
with Dave Rogers
One of the best pitches of this grade I've done in the Lakes. I'll have to revise my long-standing top ten.
with Dave Rogers
Chad123 13 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Absolutely brilliant route, well worth seeking out, can't believe this didn't make the select guide. Best started down and left of the arete - some technical slabby moves lead you up right to the tree and then a wild, juggy arete with enough gear but bold in places. A little creaky but pretty solid. Classic! E2 5b *** is spot on...
with tebs
Absolutely brilliant route, well worth seeking out, can't believe this didn't make the select guide. Best started down and left of the arete - some technical slabby moves lead you up right to the tree and then a wild, juggy arete with enough gear but bold in places. A little creaky but pretty solid. Classic! E2 5b *** is spot on...
with tebs
Hidden 13 May, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 2 May, 2012 2nd dog
tomhull 2 May, 2012 Lead β
with matt harris
with matt harris
MarkRoe 15 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
Tom Keaveny 15 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Great fun!
with MarkRoe
Great fun!
with MarkRoe
Peter Holder 15 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
with Nick Michel
with Nick Michel
Jack Loftus 28 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with Luke
with Luke
Petarghh 18 Sep, 2011 2nd
Hidden 18 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Tophe 22 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
tim newton 22 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S reached the base of the arete by starting up rogue's gallery.
with Tophe
reached the base of the arete by starting up rogue's gallery.
with Tophe
DaveAtkinson 17 Aug, 2011 TR
Hidden 17 Aug, 2011 TR
Scraggadoo 9 Jul, 2011 Lead
chris m fisher 7 Jun, 2011 2nd
with Graham
with Graham
Hidden ??, 2011 -
SOUTHERN GRAY ??, 2011 -
Hidden 4 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
scott gibson ??, 2010 -
oliverthomp 16 Dec, 2009 Lead O/S
with Richard Atkinson
with Richard Atkinson
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 4 Oct, 2009 2nd rpt
with George reah
with George reah
Chris Wright 5 Aug, 2009 Lead
danoflynn 27 Jun, 2009 2nd β
Andrew Barker 27 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S The best route I've done at Shepherd's.
The best route I've done at Shepherd's.
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 25 Apr, 2009 2nd dog
with George reah
with George reah
chris m fisher 12 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
with Graham
with Graham
Rich Kirby 14 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with Yob
with Yob
John Kettle 20 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
IanJackson 14 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S Great.
with John Price
Great.
with John Price
Hidden ?Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Jul, 2006 2nd
Tom Phillips 11 May, 2006 2nd bold and steep finish - positive holds
with Jules C
bold and steep finish - positive holds
with Jules C
Pete Graham ??, 2006 Lead O/S
with Rick Graham
with Rick Graham
Greylag ??, 2006 2nd
Steve Crowe 8 May, 2005 2nd O/S
with karin
with karin
Hidden ?Aug, 1998 AltLd
p.crooky#1 28 Apr, 1998 2nd
with Crotty
with Crotty
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