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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 stunning line. Start at a short corner right of Derision Groove. Climb corners and walls until below a groove with a bush above it. Make technical moves up the groove to the bush then move up the arete's left-hand side to a hand-ledge. Continue up the left side of the arete on spaced but positive holds. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
bold and steep but with positive holds

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JackRamsden7 12 Apr, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Great climb, got super flash pump on it!
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βeta: Great climb, got super flash pump on it!
John Kettle 12 Oct, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Shorties: don't be tempted left to the peg on the E3 finish, it leaves you with a huge reach to regain the arete which is easily avoidable if you stay right and use a hidden jug round the arete.
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βeta: Shorties: don't be tempted left to the peg on the E3 finish, it leaves you with a huge reach to regain the arete which is easily avoidable if you stay right and use a hidden jug round the arete.
Jemima Churchhouse 17 Jul, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Harder for the short, which the guidebook makes no mention of. Long move after the peg.
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βeta: Harder for the short, which the guidebook makes no mention of. Long move after the peg.
Mowglee 14 Sep, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Quite hard and bold.
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βeta: Quite hard and bold.

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High E3
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High E2
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Low E2
High E1
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High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
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Low 5b
High 5a
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Style of Ascent
Lead
Followed
Alt Leads
Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
Dogged
Flashed (β)
DNF
Redpoint
Ground Up
Not Set
Route of Interest
The Sting

Grade: E2 5c ***
(Steel Knotts (Borrowdale))

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