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Rockfax Description
The vertical, well defined corner is a fine line that is hard in its lower reaches. Climb the initially difficult corner and either finish up the top pitch of Brown Slabs Arete, or abseil off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Worth e1 for first bit,once around the bulge it's about (H)VS. Top quality route on a stunning line.

USBRIT writes: On the first ascent Ross led it in Gimmer hiking boots as the Woolworth two shillings and six pence gym shoes were not great on the small sharp holds.Apart from pulling out clumps of heather on abseil the climb was led on sight.The only protection was one piton just above the crux.The crack below the crux was too big for the available pitons of that time.

paul ross,p whitwell 02/Oct/1955.

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Shepherd's Crag - top 25 , My List , Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes , ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50 , A Lakeland Apprenticeship , Lakeland E1 Classics , Turbo-Punter's Tradification , Lakes Trad

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C Witter 5 Apr Show βeta
βeta: A compelling line. The two in situ nuts mentioned in previous comments are shot: rusted wires have snapped. Can be done as one pitch to the top. I feel it's fair and sustained at E1 - not soft. There are easier, as well as harder, routes at the grade. But, great gear and rests between harder sequences make it a good first Lakes E1.
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βeta: A compelling line. The two in situ nuts mentioned in previous comments are shot: rusted wires have snapped. Can be done as one pitch to the top. I feel it's fair and sustained at E1 - not soft. There are easier, as well as harder, routes at the grade. But, great gear and rests between harder sequences make it a good first Lakes E1.
Jon Tweedlie 26 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Fixed pieces may as well be bolts as they are so good. Also don’t do the garbage 2nd pitch.
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βeta: Fixed pieces may as well be bolts as they are so good. Also don’t do the garbage 2nd pitch.
Christabel Goode 7 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Probably good to do in 2 pitches not 1 (pair in front of us did in 1 and regretted it because of the rope drag)
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βeta: Probably good to do in 2 pitches not 1 (pair in front of us did in 1 and regretted it because of the rope drag)

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Style of Ascent
Lead
Followed
Alt Leads
Soloed
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DWS
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Onsighted
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DNF
Redpoint
Ground Up
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Route of Interest
Arcturus

Grade: E1 5b ***
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