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The BMC Access Fund and Patagonia equipment funded footpath stabilisation work at the crag in early 2000.

16 October 2020 - The parking for Shepherds Crag at Lodore Farm is closed. Please look to park elsewhere: Kettlewell or Bowderstone car parks , bus from Keswick or cycle. We need to respectful of the owner’s decision. The Lakes area access reps are hoping to meet with the owner soon.

03 January 2023 - Rockfall reported "I was walking below shepherds crag on Jan 1st, and found what appears to be a very recent rockfall.

I don't know the crag, so can't tell you what route it was near, but walking from the south of the crag it was just before the path starts to drop steeply near the north end.

It was dusk, so I couldn't see where the rock had fallen from (low down, or higher up), but it seemed to have a smashed tree associated with the debris.  Main block was probably 2m x 1.5m x 1.5m approx.  No idea if routes are affected at all, but I suspect that the area needs to be inspected by someone competent in the area of safety/stability of rock.

Update to follow once area has been investigated. 

Rockfax Description
A good technical pitch. Climb the fingery wall right of Kransic Crack to the top of its flake. Move up the recess above and pull over the overhang to access the final wall. © Rockfax

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Dear Santa , Shepherd's Crag - top 25 , Turbo-Punter's Tradification

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Edshakey 14 Apr, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: A huge cam would go down the back of the flake, maybe size 5? But there\'s other bits of gear if you look.
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βeta: A huge cam would go down the back of the flake, maybe size 5? But there's other bits of gear if you look.
Ratfeeder 5 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Very bold. 6m to first gear, which is poor. Good Rock 5 or 6 at top of crack near top of flake. Also run-out into scoop above flake.
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βeta: Very bold. 6m to first gear, which is poor. Good Rock 5 or 6 at top of crack near top of flake. Also run-out into scoop above flake.
tristanorchard 6 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: An amazing route deserving of its stars in guide books, it has some really fun moves and a good dose of fear for HVS, a must climb single pitch of the area.
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βeta: An amazing route deserving of its stars in guide books, it has some really fun moves and a good dose of fear for HVS, a must climb single pitch of the area.

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Route of Interest
Leopard's Crawl

Grade: HVS 5a ***
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