40m, 2 pitches. Start at the lowest point of the crag at the detached flake.
(4c)Climb the left side of the flake and move up and slightly left. Traverse left for 3m and up to gain a narrow ramp line leading right to a ledge. (Poor protection and rock) - Alternatively and better climb pitch 1 of PS.
(5b)Move up and left into a corner. Make hard moves over the bulge and finish more easily up the groove.

Ticklists: Shepherd's Crag - top 25, Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes.

robertmichaellovell 24/Sep/17 Lead
with Caroline M, Patrick G
Shaw Brown 17/Sep/17 Lead

In one pitch

kellyb (velvet.mustard) 17/Sep/17 2nd O/S
Scott Quinn 01/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/17 2nd
Chris Reid 20/Aug/17 Lead rpt
with David Sarkar
Anne Gumbley 09/Jul/17 2nd
with Graham, Mark Fairbank
Swotson 25/Jun/17 Lead dnf

Really enjoyed this right up to the crux, even though it was bold and a bit loose in places. Just couldn't work out the crux:( Tried many times and eeked up a little further each time but couldn't work out the puzzle. Lowered off (so gear was OK) and Nic led. Seconded it OK, but trusted a very shallow 3 finger hold, which I wouldn't have done on lead. Maybe I should have gone for it as the gear was good. Not enough commitment/technique/strength???

with Nic Basnett
Hidden 28/May/17 Lead O/S
gjd 28/May/17 2nd O/S
with Brian H
lucybradbury 01/May/17 2nd
Guy Harris 01/May/17 Lead O/S
with Lucy Bradbury
topsyturvy 29/Apr/17 2nd
WilliamRupp 05/Mar/17 Lead O/S
simonfife 20/Oct/16 2nd dnf
with Joe Gittens
Nigel Coe 12/Oct/16 AltLd
with Amnon
joe_lancs 08/Oct/16 Lead
Matt Amos 08/Oct/16 2nd O/S
chiverstom 02/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Joe white
Jeremy Wilson 15/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Was actually trying to do Crunchy Frog but carried straight on above the shattered ledge to do crux of North Buttress. This combo actually makes a very direct ascent of the whole buttress!

with Paul Cox
Lakesben 15/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Hard! Had just done True North and found this much harder at the crux. Poorly protected in the middle with suspect rock. Good gear at the crux but tough moves and intimidating.

with MattH
Hidden ?/Sep/16 2nd rpt
TRip 28/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Rich H
John Kettle 15/Aug/16 Lead


charmoz 07/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Dan
will_benfold 01/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Glad I split the climb and belayed before the groove. Scarce protection and poor rock for P1, followed by a cluster of bomber gear and some quite difficult moves at the beginning of the groove.

91dave 01/Aug/16 2nd RP
Hidden 06/Jul/16 2nd
r_o_b_h2 06/Jul/16 Lead O/S

As one pitch, shame about the loose bold section but the crux sequence is great!

james1978 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
NickJH 28/May/16 2nd rpt
with LiamG
Nafclimbsrocks 22/May/16 Lead dog

Was not planning on leading both pitches as one, had to salvage some quickdraws with my slings. Only fell because I got my leg stuck in my sling trying to down climb - wasn't really a fall as such. The crux is very committing and quite intimidating. First half of the route felt bold and loose too.

with Ian "classic" (LC&CC)
Hidden 22/May/16 -
sparkass 10/May/16 Lead O/S

By mistake, thinking it was True North. Took a direct line. Fun.

with Clare Waring
Calum Wadsworth 30/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Micki did the first bit of true north but didn't fancy it so went to the belay for this and I lead the top pitch, pleasant.

with micki
MSchobitz 30/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth 21/Apr/16 Lead
with tim millen
Adam Willison 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S

First E1 5B

Hidden 15/Oct/15 Lead
Leelogs 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Rock in the middle was suspect and I thought the protection was a bit sparse. However some good moves and an interesting pitch

with Chris Gardner
topsyturvy 30/Sep/15 Lead O/S

In one pitch. Passed some suspect rock and prickly plants lower down.

with Pero
Pero 30/Sep/15 2nd
jonleighton 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Katsmiff 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Steven Carter 10/Jul/15 2nd O/S 07/Jun/15 2nd
with Graham
Hidden 28/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/15 Lead O/S
Lessworkmoreclimbing 23/May/15 AltLd O/S

led pitch 2. Apparently seconded before but forgot so gave myself the onsight. Can't tell whats coming so climbed up, got gear in, climbed down to psyche myself up for going for it. All there but need to keep going!

with Kev
tmawer 20/May/15 Lead rpt

With start up P.S in a single pitch; pretty hard placing gear on crux I felt.

with Chris Cunningham
redshapedfriday ?/May/15 Lead O/S
with Debs Climber
Hidden 16/Apr/15 AltLd
Hidden 16/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Cutloose ??/2015 -
Nigel Bond 05/Aug/14 Lead
with Debs 04/Aug/14 AltLd

Had a try at leading the top pitch Not as easy as stated, got to bottom of groove but couldn't see the moves to get into the groove! Very thin section, decided to 2nd it!

andycash 09/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Lead first 4c Pitch.

with Andy Reeve, Jack Ettridge
Nick Clement 08/Apr/14 AltLd
with Matt Pigden
Dan1978 ??/2014 -
Dan1978 ??/2014 -
Justin Shiels 10/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Chris
Harry Ellis 31/Aug/13 AltLd

With pitch 1 of ps

with cal reid
johang 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S

lead both pitches as one

with hugh jordan
Hidden 16/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/13 2nd
martrin 13/Jun/13 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
oliverk 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Nicola
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd O/S
Lessworkmoreclimbing 22/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1, about HVS 5a. Could have led pitch 2?!

with Kev
cooperman 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Graham Iles
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Ben1983 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S

In one pitch.

Hidden 05/Apr/13 2nd
tomhull 03/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with james stokes
a13x 07/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Some dodge rock on first pitch. very good second pitch.

with Matt Harle
colin177 08/Sep/12 TR RP
pete johnson ?/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/12 AltLd
Goose4 27/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 13/Jul/12 2nd dog

1 fall at crux.

with Al
Em66 ?/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Mat
Maz J 25/May/12 AltLd

led p1

Charlie Zephyr Booth 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with martin broadhurst
j.buckley87 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

watch out for the loose bits.

cat22 24/Sep/11 2nd
with Mike
DaveAtkinson 23/Jul/11 Lead

Short but tricky crux, which yields to upward udging of the feet. First pitch has some dubious rock (HVS 4c). Suggest using first pitch of PS which makes it a 3* route.

with Haydn Keith
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
tjmillen ?/Jun/11 Lead
with vicky, simon hall
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Chris Wright 15/Oct/10 Lead
andybirtwistle 08/Sep/10 Lead
with Justin Shiels
cobweb 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with martyn hopson
simonp ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Hidden 22/Jun/10 2nd
dswansonlow 02/May/10 Lead O/S
tomhull 02/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with matt harris
Hidden 02/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
cosmicray ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 11/Oct/09 2nd
brockers 11/Oct/09 Lead dog

Pitch 1 was bold on suspect rock. Pitch 2 I found desperate! I had to rest.

John Pickles 12/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
liamlonsdale 12/May/09 2nd dog
with Dave Thornley
nakedave 12/May/09 Lead rpt
greenroom ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
AlexRenshaw 20/Sep/08 Lead
with Thomas Renshaw
chris wyatt 23/Mar/08 Lead dog

Twas cold

with Andrew Leigh
red1200 ??/2008 -
nickcj ??/2008 Lead
Shaw Brown 28/Oct/07 AltLd

Led second pitch

with Loz
Hidden 22/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Graham Iles 15/Jul/07 2nd
with Lucy Ham
Hidden 17/Jun/07 2nd
Henriettaah ??/2007 -
Johann ??/2007 Lead O/S
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Shaw Brown 14/Oct/06 AltLd
with Karl Lunt
ewen ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
John Kettle ?/Jul/06 AltLd
with ewen
nakedave ??/2006 Lead dnf
Pete Graham ??/2006 Lead
with Rick Graham
John Kettle ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden 01/Sep/05 Lead O/S
karly54 24/Apr/05 AltLd
with Peter Goodwin
BlueJohn 24/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
with John Hempston
Hidden ??/2004 AltLd
Andrew Barker ??/2004 Lead O/S
djmarko75 ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/01 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2001 -
Hidden 20/Aug/00 AltLd
clive-greenwood 18/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Tracey
mike fenwick ?/Jun/00 2nd
Bullybones ??/2000 Lead
daviesxxx ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 25/Apr/99 Lead O/S
p.crooky#1 12/Jun/98 AltLd
with Dave
Hidden ?/Apr/98 AltLd
rurp ??/1998 -
Hidden 28/May/95 AltLd
JiveWeasel ??/1994 AltLd
with Al H
whispering nic ?/Mar/93 -
with Beardy
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 23/Sep/90 Lead O/S
with Matthew Smith
Hidden 03/May/90 AltLd O/S
Chris Ellis 23/Sep/89 2nd
with Dan Morgan
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1987 Lead
Steve Crowe 26/Aug/85 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/85 -
sadams 18/Apr/84 AltLd
with Chris Thwaites
tapley 04/May/83 Lead
with Chris Seymour
Nic Robinson 26/Jul/81 Lead O/S
with Dave Norton(?)
Hammy 12/Oct/80 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
uphillnow ??/1980 Lead

Date is approximate. aSince done several times

Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1980 Lead
with Dorothy Bogg
Hidden ??/1980 -
telemark ?/Sep/79 Lead

First extreme in Lakes after several in Wales same year but it was graded hvs at the time!

with Len Marlowe
Bruce Kerr 10/Jun/79 Lead
with Rob Milne
Hidden ??/1978 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 07/Aug/77 -
with RA
tmawer 22/Jan/77 Lead

Probably with a point of aid as shows as VS in my old log.

with brother
GeoffG 09/Oct/76 Lead
Sean Kelly ?/Oct/75 AltLd

Seem to remember this being only VS!

with Kev Neagle
Hidden 12/Jun/75 Lead
Hidden 05/May/73 Lead
Martin Bennett 27/May/71 -
with JD
tutbury ?/Oct/67 -
with Liz Butterworth
Dave Musgrove 28/May/67 AltLd

VS With peg for aid

with Bob Knapton
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