Shepherds Crag Rock Climbing
Chris Bonington with Blencathra Badger
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.
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)
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Shepherds Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shepherds Crag:
Ardus 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 140'
Featured Route For Shepherds Crag
Eve VS 4c 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Europe
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A fine climb ,nice situations . Pitch 2 is a little unprotected for both leader and second.Located in the North Buttress area of the crag.P1)Climb the short slab and then a steep crack to a ledge. 45' 5.6.P2) Ascend the open groove then swing left onto the open slab. Move across the slab then straight up to a belay above Ardus.75'5.7+.P3)Climb the rib then follow the good crack to the right.5.7.50'...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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Rescue of injured climber, 5th October 2013
Derwentwater, and the Borrowdale Valley.