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Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale

Description 

One of the most popular areas in the Lake District, with easy access and some low-level, fast-drying crags along it's length. Borrowdale stretches from Keswick in the North to Seathwaite in the South.


Getting There 

From Keswick, drive South down the B5289. Various parking is available depending on which of the numerous crags you want to visit.


29 Total Routes


['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Borrowdale Valley:
Little Chamonix   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 210'   Shepherds Crag
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   Black Crag
Ardus    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 140'   Shepherds Crag
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Paul Ross and Alan Campbell on the second pitch.Photo about 1960

Eve VS 4c 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Shepherds Crag
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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Misty day on Derwent Water .. Borrowdale
Misty day on Derwent Water .. Borrowdale
Borrowdale
Borrowdale
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick. Photo Bowker
Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick....
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags  Borrowdale Valley
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags Borrowdale Valley
Langstrath Vally towards  Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
Langstrath Vally towards Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowdale Valley
The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowdale Valley
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