Restricted Access

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. 

36m.

Rockfax Description
The trade route of the slab follows a well-trodden path that passes to the right of the tree 20m up the face. An extremely popular line with those taking their first steps in the world of rock climbing. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Shepherd's Crag - top 25 , Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain , ULMC Classics , Turbo-Punter's Tradification , Dewimpification

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gilandcoop 25 Sep, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Greasy and damp until the sun hits it
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βeta: Greasy and damp until the sun hits it
JayW 11 Jul, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Very enjoyable, good for novices as there are very positive hands and feet all the way up. Don't be tempted to take the steep descent.
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βeta: Very enjoyable, good for novices as there are very positive hands and feet all the way up. Don't be tempted to take the steep descent.

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