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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 well-travelled line that features varied and unusual climbing. The final pitch should not be missed. Start on the far left of the lower buttress at a ledge with a tree that has a small slab of rock resting against it.
1) 28m. Climb the wall and corner. Scrambling leads to below two huge projecting blocks. The chimney to the right of the start is VS 4c.
2) 4a, 20m. Move up to a prominent spike under 'The Ears'. Either traverse left and around to the top of the block or chimney up direct - much harder VS 4c. Continue up over more blocks and belay next to a tree.
3) 4a, 20m. Move left to below the crack-seamed wall. Traverse left to V-cracks and climb these to the top. A well-positioned pitch. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
HS in the new Borrowdale guide.

Ticklists

Through Routes! , Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS , Turbo-Punter's Tradification , Dewimpification

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milanboez 28 Jun, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: First pitch = easy mod. Second pitch - HVD. Third pitch = hard HS! Very inconsistent and quite artificial. Difficult to find start of and route read final pitch. Felt very sketchy for the grade (I thought I was off route) and very hard until finding quite hidden holds - an exciting onsite I suppose with a thrutchy top out.
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βeta: First pitch = easy mod. Second pitch - HVD. Third pitch = hard HS! Very inconsistent and quite artificial. Difficult to find start of and route read final pitch. Felt very sketchy for the grade (I thought I was off route) and very hard until finding quite hidden holds - an exciting onsite I suppose with a thrutchy top out.
Brian Wilderspin 27 Apr, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Top pitch is good but not well described. Traverse a foot ledge into the corner. Step left onto a crack seamed wall then 2 steps up to gain a wide crack then left again to a wedged block, pull over this and then easily to the top.
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βeta: Top pitch is good but not well described. Traverse a foot ledge into the corner. Step left onto a crack seamed wall then 2 steps up to gain a wide crack then left again to a wedged block, pull over this and then easily to the top.
Danpablo89 17 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Overgrown
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βeta: Overgrown

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High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
High HVD
Mid HVD
Low HVD
Votes cast 123
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
High 3c
Mid 3c
Low 3c
Votes cast 98
Votes cast 118
Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
Lead
Followed
Soloed
Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
Flashed (β)
DNF
Dogged
Ground Up
Not Set
Route of Interest
Segeant's Crag Gully (summer)

Grade: S ***
(Sergeant Crag)

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