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Shepherds Crag 


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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)


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['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Shepherds Crag:
Little Chamonix   5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 210'   
Ardus    5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 140'   
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The successful team ,exhausted but happy on the summit of Mt Catbells.The Mountain in the distance is Skiddaw,just over 3000',the third highest mountain in the Lake District.to the right distance Blencathra mountain. The Lake is Derwent Water ,at the top of the lake is the town of Keswick.

Catbells ...Hike 3rd 1- 1 I M 1a V-easy 3 WI1 C0 Easy Snow PG13  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Shepherds Crag
A short but fun and beautiful hike the other side of the lake from Shepherds Crag. From Keswick drive to the bottom of Catbells.(15mins). Stagger upwards (about 1500',1 to 1 1/2 miles.) to the summit.Note ;-BE CAREFUL .... This climb ,possibly the most popular as such in Britain has claimed many more lives than the North Face of the Eiger.I do not believe many if any from falling ,most I hear were from heart attack by the none too fit and or the elderly!. Never the less we took on the...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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These rescues are free of any cost to the injured, as with later hospital care. The local Keswick Rescue Team  do the ground work and the Royal Air Force do the air lifts.
These rescues are free of any cost to the injured,...
Derwentwater with Walla Crag and Falcon Crag in background
Derwentwater with Walla Crag and Falcon Crag in ba...
Injured climber being air lifted from a fall on Sheperds crag.
Injured climber being air lifted from a fall on Sh...
Chris Bonington with Blencathra Badger
Chris Bonington with Blencathra Badger
 Derwentwater, and the Borrowdale Valley.
Derwentwater, and the Borrowdale Valley.
Walking down Latrigg towards the town of Keswick lies at the head of the Borrowdale Valley. Bowker
Walking down Latrigg towards the town of Keswick l...
Borrowdale Robin
Borrowdale Robin
Chris Bonington coming up first pitch of Brown Crag Wall
Chris Bonington coming up first pitch of Brown Cra...
Rescue of injured climber, 5th October 2013
Rescue of injured climber, 5th October 2013
Chris on second Pitch . Brown Crag Wall
Chris on second Pitch . Brown Crag Wall
Helicopter rescue on Shepherds Crag. Borrowdale
Helicopter rescue on Shepherds Crag. Borrowdale
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