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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
The Borrowdale rite of passage still holds a few surprises even for the initiated. Climb the leaning thin crack. A good shake-out in the middle is bracketed by some tough sequences. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A superb line following the obvious crack over two bulges. Committing moves are needed for the crux moves (easier for the tall). Where the crack stops, mantle onto a ledge for a welcome arm rest before finishing up the pleasantly easing upper slab.

Ticklists

Classic safe Lake District E2/E3 , Ultimate E2 ticklist , Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes , ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50 , Lakes , A Lakeland E2 Odyssey , Sean the sheep challenge , 3* Extreme Northern Trad , Turbo-Punter's Tradification , UK Trad , ROCKFAX TOP 50s upto e3 , Lakes Trad

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RBonney 3 May, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Very much my style. I saw it walking to Adam and decided to give it a go. I decided that in a rush as I was pretty nervous and thought I\'d talk myself out of it. Rich\'s coaching helped me up it for sure. Loved it.
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βeta: Very much my style. I saw it walking to Adam and decided to give it a go. I decided that in a rush as I was pretty nervous and thought I'd talk myself out of it. Rich's coaching helped me up it for sure. Loved it.
tristanorchard 6 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: A great gym problem, very strong moves but always over bomber gear. A large deadpoint at the start gains a small nut, from which a powerful rockover must be done. After reaching up the crack a very good rest is reached. After this a few steep moves bring you to a ledge and the climb is all but over. A high large tree can be used for the belay
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βeta: A great gym problem, very strong moves but always over bomber gear. A large deadpoint at the start gains a small nut, from which a powerful rockover must be done. After reaching up the crack a very good rest is reached. After this a few steep moves bring you to a ledge and the climb is all but over. A high large tree can be used for the belay

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Route of Interest
Pink Panther

Grade: E2 5c ***
(Dow Crag)

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