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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 route that usually leaves a lasting impression. Start at a right-leaning break below a tree stump.
1) 4c, 13m. Move up the right-leaning break and step up, using a foothold on the left, to progress to a ledge and a tree stump. Continue up a crack to a big ledge and tree belay shared with Porcupine.
2) 4c, 13m. Climb the thrutchy wide crack on the right of the monolith. Finish more easily up a corner and the wall above. The chimney to the left of the monolith is Monolith Chimney, S. © Rockfax

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

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Grade: HVS 5b ***
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