Type: Trad, 1640 ft (497 m), Grade III
FA: Paul Ross, Chris Bonington (Alt Leads) May 26 1989
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Apr 14, 2010
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron

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A fun trip across Shepherds Crag,taking in some of the best pitches on the crag. Perhaps a hint that 15' TR "climbs"are not the norm in the UK.The line can be variable but here are brief details of the line taken by the first party to complete the full traverse... Starts as for Vesper. Follow pitch 1 of Vesper (5.8)then Brown Crag Traverse to mid height on Brown Slabs Crack. Move out right to a broken groove and recess. Climb out of the recess 5.8 moves to ledges.Follow theses and steep walls to to the North Buttress area and link up with the last pitch of Slings and Finale. Climb this to the Ardus traverse and descend the Ardus to a belay on the rib on the right below the third pitch of Eve. Traverse right below to the holly tree on Adam and descend the crack until it is possible to traverse right onto North Buttress and follow the slab finish of this climb.Follow ledges upwards crossing Bluebell Wall and Attic Stairs. From Attic Stairs descend rightwards then descend a steep crack to the Fisher's Folly belay. Follow pitch 2 of Fishers Folly and traverse right into Little Chamonix which is followed to the saddle. Reverse pitch 3 of Rogues' Gallery to Shepherd's Chimney. Move up ledges to the right to where its possible to descend the V-cracks of Donkey's Ears and then reverse the traverse of D E's (pitch 4)and finish up Jackdaw Ridge....


Shepherds Crag. Borrowdale ,English Lake District.


Standard rack cams and stoppers.


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