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Shepherds Crag Rock Climbing 


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Looking north down Derwent Water towards the town ...

Description 

The Lake District's most northern valley Borrowdale although only eight miles long has over 1200 climbs to choose from ,some great some not so great.It also is often claimed to be the most beautiful valley in the Lake District.The first recorded climb in Borrowdale was in 1892 by the Abraham brothers from Keswick, this town is at the entrance of the valley.Seathwaith a two or three house village at the top of the valley has the distinction as being the wettest residence in England with over 85" of rain per year.The town of Keswick has many outdoor gear shops and about 30 pubs . The hiking and scenery is some of the best in the world....everything a climber can wish for ! Guide books for climbs in the Lake District are publised by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club and available in all book and outdoor shops.

Getting There 

The town of Keswick at the head of the valley is located in the NW of England is about 40 miles from the Scottish border. The nearest intonational airport is Manchester an easy 100 mile drive north mostly on Motorway. Keswick (pop.5000)

Climbing Season

For the England area.

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',4],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Shepherds Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shepherds Crag:
Little Chamonix   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 210'   
Ardus    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 140'   
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Featured Route For Shepherds Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on the final pitch.Photo by Ron Kenyon

Ardus 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Shepherds Crag
One of the best climbs on the crag of moderate difficulty.The climb was named after a local lady bartender. P1)Ascend to the right up to a block belay at the start of the main corner 60'5.6 P2)Climb the block and corner to another block belay 40' 5.6 P3 Traverse out left across the exposed slab for about 15' then climb a crack to the top.45' 5.7. Direct Finish. Climb the corner above the belay. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Shepherds Crag Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: With New Hampshire Guide Jim Shrimberg on Shepherd...
With New Hampshire Guide Jim Shrimberg on Shepherd...
Rock Climbing Photo: Helicopter rescue on Shepherds Crag. Borrowdale
Helicopter rescue on Shepherds Crag. Borrowdale
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Bonington with Blencathra Badger
Chris Bonington with Blencathra Badger
Rock Climbing Photo: Rescue of injured climber, 5th October 2013
Rescue of injured climber, 5th October 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Walking down Latrigg towards the town of Keswick l...
Walking down Latrigg towards the town of Keswick l...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shepherds Crag . Three miles from the town of Kesw...
Shepherds Crag . Three miles from the town of Kesw...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Bonington coming up first pitch of Brown Cra...
Chris Bonington coming up first pitch of Brown Cra...
Rock Climbing Photo:  Derwentwater, and the Borrowdale Valley.
Derwentwater, and the Borrowdale Valley.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris on second Pitch . Brown Crag Wall
Chris on second Pitch . Brown Crag Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: These rescues are free of any cost to the injured,...
These rescues are free of any cost to the injured,...
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater with Walla Crag and Falcon Crag in ba...
Derwentwater with Walla Crag and Falcon Crag in ba...
Rock Climbing Photo: Brown Slabs 1953
Brown Slabs 1953
Rock Climbing Photo: Borrowdale Robin
Borrowdale Robin
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Shepherds Chimney . Shepherds Crag .. N...
Climber on Shepherds Chimney . Shepherds Crag .. N...
Rock Climbing Photo: Injured climber being air lifted from a fall on Sh...
Injured climber being air lifted from a fall on Sh...
Rock Climbing Photo: With Jim Shrimberg New Hampshire Guide and Family ...
With Jim Shrimberg New Hampshire Guide and Family ...

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