Starts just to the right of Shepherds Gully and leads up the corner to the recess. Then traverse our to the right a few metres and around the corner. Finally go straight up the obvious corner to the top. Plenty of trees at the top to belay from.Up until the 1960's this climb was graded Severe. WARNING - a block above the 5a move is very loose.

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Shepherd's Crag - top 25, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 11 May Lead O/S
Fiona Reid 13 Apr 2nd Start is not overly endowed with good gear so feels serious for VS. Good moves and some real 3D climbing.
Start is not overly endowed with good gear so feels serious for VS. Good moves and some real 3D climbing.
Hidden 13 Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Mar -
manmike 26 Mar Lead rpt
with shaun hunt, danny
with shaun hunt, danny
steve tinmouth 26 Feb Lead O/S
with Jodie T
with Jodie T
ABeadle 23 Feb AltLd
with M1V0
with M1V0
M1V0 23 Feb AltLd O/S 1st Pitch.
with ABeadle
1st Pitch.
with ABeadle
Flavio 22 Sep, 2018 2nd
JendeHoxar 22 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Ben lad 27 Aug, 2018 Lead
JemG 13 Aug, 2018 AltLd
with David Hill
with David Hill
abi.k.l 7 Aug, 2018 2nd
David Kay 7 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with abi.k.l
with abi.k.l
outdoors.nick 4 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Led the first (5a) pitch.
Led the first (5a) pitch.
Joshthomas 25 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
ema 25 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Jaz conlon 29 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
davidhjglover 13 Jun, 2018 AltLd
danielw4lker 13 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Tricky first pitch and awesome chimney for the second.
Tricky first pitch and awesome chimney for the second.
Hidden 5 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Cotopaxii 5 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
with Zack
with Zack
Darrell Read 7 May, 2018 2nd O/S
mattx1123 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S Amazing climb.
Amazing climb.
Callum Anderson ??, 2018 -
Hidden 5 Nov, 2017 -
Hidden 29 Oct, 2017 -
Hidden 29 Aug, 2017 2nd
Lucy Honychurch 29 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Jono_1989 22 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 May, 2017 -
Hidden 18 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Nat Haggett 14 May, 2017 -
Gloria 30 Apr, 2017 AltLd
morageagleson 22 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S jamie led first pitch. i led 2nd pitch
jamie led first pitch. i led 2nd pitch
Jamie Skelton 22 Apr, 2017 AltLd
tmawer 28 Feb, 2017 Lead rpt
with stephm
with stephm
stephm 28 Feb, 2017 2nd
with tmawer
with tmawer
Hidden ??, 2017 -
Tim Francis 27 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 Oct, 2016 AltLd
ESmith 23 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
with msnape
with msnape
Nigel Coe 12 Oct, 2016 AltLd
with Amnon
with Amnon
joe_lancs 8 Oct, 2016 Lead
Matt Amos 8 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
rachelpearce01 16 Sep, 2016 2nd
George_Surf 16 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S worst bit was the bold start, fine after that. 2 pitches
worst bit was the bold start, fine after that. 2 pitches
James Horner 16 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Great final pitch, don't know where this 5a section is though
Great final pitch, don't know where this 5a section is though
scottidog 16 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
sparkass 21 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S After bailing from Inclination
with steely
After bailing from Inclination
with steely
steely 21 Jun, 2016 AltLd rpt
Rsmith ?Jun, 2016 AltLd
Matthewskinner 4 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
x12dan34 4 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
watson.b 18 Apr, 2016 AltLd rpt
JSCB ??, 2016 -
Hidden ??, 2016 -
AndyT1151 6 Oct, 2015 2nd
klipkabouter 6 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Andy Turnbull
with Andy Turnbull
Liam Watson ?Oct, 2015 Lead
with Miina
with Miina
Pero 27 Sep, 2015 2nd
topsyturvy 27 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S in one pitch
with Pero
in one pitch
with Pero
Hidden 22 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
bobpilgrem 9 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with Pete
with Pete
BPaske 31 Aug, 2015 AltLd
with Matt Morris
with Matt Morris
Hidden 6 Aug, 2015 AltLd
steely 22 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S as per new select guide from below devils alternative. led P1. great little route with some classic chimney moves on second pitch
as per new select guide from below devils alternative. led P1. great little route with some classic chimney moves on second pitch
owain-1978 22 Jul, 2015 AltLd lead the chimney Pitch. Excellent bit of old school 'getting right in there' climbing
with steely
lead the chimney Pitch. Excellent bit of old school 'getting right in there' climbing
with steely
ChrisNaylor ?Jul, 2015 Lead
Hidden 7 Jun, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 7 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
petegunn 7 May, 2015 AltLd A bit of a mountaineering line but pretty good overall.
A bit of a mountaineering line but pretty good overall.
Hidden 16 Apr, 2015 Lead rpt
Cutloose ??, 2015 -
Hidden 12 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Oct, 2014 AltLd β
Hidden 11 Oct, 2014 AltLd
55pete55 30 Apr, 2014 2nd
victim of mathematics 24 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S Led P1 & 3+4 together. P3 isn't that hard, although the fall would be quite unpleasant if you messed it up. P4 is where the stars are, great 4a climbing.
Led P1 & 3+4 together. P3 isn't that hard, although the fall would be quite unpleasant if you messed it up. P4 is where the stars are, great 4a climbing.
crossdressingrodney 24 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
dtalbot 5 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Tabs
with Tabs
johang 19 May, 2013 Lead O/S
DaveAtkinson 20 Apr, 2013 Lead
with jw
with jw
Hidden 20 Apr, 2013 AltLd rpt
Hidden 16 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
Ken Taylor 6 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Harry Salisbury
with Harry Salisbury
winst0n ?Mar, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2013 -
55pete55 5 Sep, 2012 AltLd
colin smith 18 Jun, 2012 AltLd
with Daniel Smith
with Daniel Smith
Hidden 28 Apr, 2012 2nd O/S
watson.b 28 Apr, 2012 2nd
nickcj 17 Mar, 2012 AltLd
judith neaves 11 Mar, 2012 2nd
Shaw Brown 11 Mar, 2012 Lead T shirt weather at the start of March!
T shirt weather at the start of March!
Harry Ellis 28 Feb, 2012 AltLd
with Chris Cox
with Chris Cox
Stone Idle ??, 2012 -
Callum Anderson ??, 2012 -
55pete55 1 Oct, 2011 AltLd
tmawer 11 Sep, 2011 AltLd rpt In monsoon conditions, the tail end of a huricane I believe. Good fun!
with Jaime Robertson
In monsoon conditions, the tail end of a huricane I believe. Good fun!
with Jaime Robertson
Hidden 27 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Jun, 2011 2nd
GPN 14 Jun, 2011 AltLd
with net
with net
net 14 Jun, 2011 AltLd Led p1, 2 and 4. Fun!
with GPN
Led p1, 2 and 4. Fun!
with GPN
djromberg ??, 2011 -
Hidden 7 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Jul, 2010 AltLd
tonybaines 4 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
carlh ??, 2010 Lead O/S
barksmo ??, 2010 -
cosmicray ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden 26 Oct, 2009 AltLd rpt
Luis SD 21 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
Rich Clague 11 Sep, 2009 2nd O/S
ginja1980 11 Aug, 2009 AltLd Lead 2nd pitch, seconded other two
Lead 2nd pitch, seconded other two
krikoman 28 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S Very intimidating 3rd pitch but once you decide what your going to do and commit it's not too bad. Might put it as 5b. Me,KG,Me,KG Pity about pitch 2 but the rest of it is very good.
with KevinGibbs, Greg Childs
Very intimidating 3rd pitch but once you decide what your going to do and commit it's not too bad. Might put it as 5b. Me,KG,Me,KG Pity about pitch 2 but the rest of it is very good.
with KevinGibbs, Greg Childs
malc 23 May, 2009 AltLd O/S Led Pitch 1 and 2
with JT
Led Pitch 1 and 2
with JT
Hidden 14 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Apr, 2009 2nd
George Bassant 1 Apr, 2009 AltLd
with Aidie Jones
with Aidie Jones
Hidden 5 Nov, 2008 Lead O/S
kickaha4 5 Nov, 2008 2nd
with karly54
with karly54
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 28 Oct, 2008 Lead
with George reah
with George reah
da_cox 5 Aug, 2008 2nd O/S Fun, but some interesting positions!
with John Rowlands
Fun, but some interesting positions!
with John Rowlands
djking1983 10 Jul, 2008 Lead
with Harold Edwards
with Harold Edwards
Hidden 12 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 May, 2008 2nd
Mike Sheehan 5 May, 2008 -
with Gerald Bonington
with Gerald Bonington
Hidden ??, 2008 -
nickcj ??, 2008 Lead
innesmac ??, 2008 -
IanJackson 14 Sep, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 1 Sep, 2007 AltLd β
Mark Collins 6 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Big Andy
with Big Andy
Anna Horrox 30 Sep, 2006 2nd
clive-greenwood 30 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2006 AltLd
manmike ?Jul, 2006 AltLd
Sam Judson 17 May, 2006 Lead O/S Guidebook has this down as VS 4b,-,5a,4b. Not sure which I agree with but I prefer the VS 5a :)
with Caroline Judson
Guidebook has this down as VS 4b,-,5a,4b. Not sure which I agree with but I prefer the VS 5a :)
with Caroline Judson
Ste Ridd 7 May, 2006 AltLd and G.Carlill LP 1 SE 2+3 Pitch 2 Crux 5a
with manmike
and G.Carlill LP 1 SE 2+3 Pitch 2 Crux 5a
with manmike
Christopher Williamson ?May, 2006 Lead O/S
with nathan gibson
with nathan gibson
MazElden ??, 2006 AltLd
with various
with various
Hidden ?Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
barney_edin 8 May, 2005 AltLd
with Penny
with Penny
Hidden 20 Jun, 2004 AltLd O/S
Tom Stoddart ?Apr, 2004 AltLd
with Colin Smith
with Colin Smith
jason ?Jul, 2003 AltLd
with mike
with mike
Hammy 6 May, 2003 Lead
with Iain Gallagher
with Iain Gallagher
Hidden 7 Apr, 2003 AltLd
Harry Ellis ?Sep, 2001 AltLd
with Juan Warshawsky
with Juan Warshawsky
Hidden 7 Jun, 2001 2nd O/S
Shaw Brown 23 May, 2001 AltLd
with cliff brown
with cliff brown
Hidden 13 May, 2001 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2001 -
Antoine1 14 May, 2000 Lead
gypsy3006 ??, 2000 -
daviesxxx ??, 2000 Lead
Iain Thow 7 Oct, 1999 AltLd Led 3&4
with Alex Doherty
Led 3&4
with Alex Doherty
Hammy 6 Jul, 1999 2nd
with Ian Barker, Jim Evans
with Ian Barker, Jim Evans
Antoine1 ??, 1999 2nd
Hidden ??, 1999 AltLd
rurp ??, 1998 -
Ratfeeder 24 May, 1997 AltLd rpt
with Katka, Phil
with Katka, Phil
p.crooky#1 2 Jun, 1995 Lead
with Moz
with Moz
BlueJohn ??, 1995 -
Hidden ??, 1993 Lead O/S
allmag 20 Dec, 1991 Lead Worth doing for the 5a pitch.
Worth doing for the 5a pitch.
Hidden 12 Aug, 1990 2nd O/S
Hidden 28 Jan, 1990 AltLd
JonG ??, 1990 -
Ratfeeder ?May, 1989 Solo rpt
Ratfeeder ?May, 1988 Solo rpt
babymoac 11 Mar, 1988 AltLd
with MTW
with MTW
Hidden 21 Feb, 1988 2nd
nuts and bolts ?Jun, 1987 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Sep, 1986 Lead
Hidden 4 Sep, 1986 Lead
Hidden 20 Oct, 1985 AltLd O/S
Tim Bateman 12 Oct, 1985 Lead
Hammy 24 Feb, 1984 AltLd
EddieA ??, 1984 Lead
with Jim F
with Jim F
kjacks ?Jul, 1983 Lead Was mild severe in our guide, thought it was hard - but short.
with Pete Watson
Was mild severe in our guide, thought it was hard - but short.
with Pete Watson
biggianthead 23 Apr, 1983 -
with HT
with HT
steveb2006 27 Mar, 1983 Lead
with Mike Pryzodski
with Mike Pryzodski
sadams 23 Aug, 1982 2nd
with Don
with Don
tapley 21 Jun, 1980 Lead
with Alison Tapley
with Alison Tapley
Ratfeeder ?May, 1980 Lead O/S
with Dad
with Dad
Hidden ??, 1980 -
nickprior ??, 1980 -
cenotaphcorner ??, 1979 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 8 Oct, 1978 2nd
with Hugh Ackroyd
with Hugh Ackroyd
andybirtwistle 8 Jan, 1978 AltLd
with Ian Kyle
with Ian Kyle
Hidden ??, 1978 Lead O/S
Lord of Starkness ??, 1978 Lead
migs493 ??, 1977 Lead
Hidden 9 Oct, 1976 Lead
chris skipton ??, 1976 AltLd O/S
with peter latimer
with peter latimer
DGY 1 Jun, 1975 AltLd
Hidden ?Apr, 1975 Solo
Rog Wilko ?Aug, 1974 Lead This route came as a bit of a shock as it was only given severe in 1974. And I didn't have much gear either. I still have nightmares about pitch 3.
with Debbie Wilkinson
This route came as a bit of a shock as it was only given severe in 1974. And I didn't have much gear either. I still have nightmares about pitch 3.
with Debbie Wilkinson
Peter Main 5 Jul, 1974 Lead
with Fran Bashford
with Fran Bashford
Hidden ?Apr, 1973 Lead
uphillnow ??, 1970 Lead
with Davy Crabb
with Davy Crabb
Dave Musgrove 28 May, 1967 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
with Bob Knapton
Hidden ??, 1967 -
Hidden 5 Jun, 1966 Lead
Martin Bennett 18 Jul, 1965 -
with CJE
with CJE
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