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. 

Rockfax Description
Sustained and interesting climbing, especially in its upper half. Start at a rounded arete right of Adam's initial crack, From a raised ledge, ascend the rounded arete and groove to a mid-height ledge. Climb a groove on the left until level with a small tree on the left. Pull up right onto the leaning arete and follow it and the wall above in a spectacular position to finish. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The top part of Crunchy Frog and the best part of this climb is the original finish to the second pitch of Adam. Adam desciption 1955 :- From the holly tree move RIGHT onto the overhanging arete then straight up a small slab to the short overhanging wall which is climbed to the top.The route descriptions were changed by the FRCC guide book writers.

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Shepherd's Crag - top 25 , Turbo-Punter's Tradification

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Grade: E1 5b ***
(Heron Crag, Eskdale)

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