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Helman Tor

Cornwall, ENGLAND

Climbs 91 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
Helman Tor offers a wonderful setting and excellent selection of boulder problems across the grade range and also a couple of mid grade routes all on fantastic rough friction filled granite.

There are a wide varity of problems of all types including aretes slabs and roofs with a wide variety of techniques required and not a little commitment on some of the problems. The lovely soft grassy landings on almost all of the problems do help to compensate for this!

The short route Bloody Helman is well worth a visit as is the excellent arete on the lower tier (p22). Other problems of note are 4a Crack, Battle of the Bulge and No Grieving as well as almost all the problems on the lower tier.

Access notes
The crag is easily reached from the main A30. Follow this to the junction with the A391 signposted to the Eden Project. Once you have taken this exit follow the signs to Bugle. After around 500m take the first left hand turn you come to. Within 100m or so turn right sign post to Luxuluyan. Follow this road until a left turn sign posted Helman Tor. Continue along this road for just over 1km until you see a wooden signpost on the left side of the road and a turning on the right through two granite posts. Follow this track to the car park on the left.

Weather forecast

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6.6mm rain
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19 °C
25 kph

0.9mm rain
19 °C
15 kph

0.0mm rain
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18 °C
15 kph

1.8mm rain
17 °C
19 kph

0.0mm rain
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17 °C
18 kph
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South West Climbs Volume 2 (2014), Cheesewring & South East Cornwall: A Climbers' Guide (2012),
Out of print: Cheesewring and South East Cornwall (1998)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2The AreteV1 5b *5
3The FaceV1 5a 16
4The SnatchV1 5c 8
5Gibbons TraverseV1 1
6Cave TraverseV8 6c 3
7British East AfricaV7 6c ***3
8Ice Cream SoldiersV6 6b ***5
9Beam TraverseV2 5b *4
10Moves MeV8 6c 1
11Problem 41V1 5c 1
12The Ultimate EccentricityV1  
14Battle of the Bulge (p13)V2 6a **13
15Crystal BallV3 6a/b 2
164a CrackV0 4a **19
17Bodmin QueenV9 **1
18The Cracked EggV1 5c 7
20End face sitterV3 5c **1
21Chickenhead BlocV2 5c 6
22Problem 12 (Face Direct)V5 6c+ *9
23problem 11 (Inside Corner)V0- 4a 18
24Problem 10 (Left arete)VB 5a *24
25Problem 9 (Thin Crack)V0 5b **32
26Problem 8 (Corner climb)V0+ 4c *28
27Problem 7.5 (Left wall direct)V3 6b 7
28Problem 7 (Left Wall)V0 5b *13
29Problem 6 (The Arete)V3 6b *10
30problem 5 (Face crack)V2 6a 33
31Problem 4 (The Crack)V0- 3c 42
32Problem 3 (The Face)V1 5c 27
33problem 2 (Corner Crack)VB 4a 34
34No Grieving (p1)V3 6b **7
35Upper Area girdleV1 5c 3
37Hells AngelsE3 6a  
38Bloody HelmanE4 6a **8
39Hell's ToothE2 5c 17
40The Saint's WayS 4b *17
41The Penintent ManS 7
42Angel DelightVD 14
43Problem 25 (rounded nose)V1 5c 5
44problem 24 (The Flakes)V0 5a *38
45Problem 23 (Wall on crystals)V2 6a 5
46Problem 22 (The Arete Left)V2 6b **17
47Left Arete SitterV6 6b *** 
48Problem 21 (The Arete right)V0 6a 24
49problem 20 (The wall)V0 5b 28
50Problem 19 (The Flake)V0 5a *35
 Climb nameGradex
51Flake SitterV6 ***1
52Corner FlakeV0 4c *13
53problem 18 (The Ramp)VB 3c 39
54Lower Area girdleV0 5c 1
55Lower Lower TransverseV3 6a **1
57In the Gutter (Problem 28)V2 5b 1
58Out of the ShadowsV3  
59Carp AreteV1 1
60Carp Arete sit startV1 5c  
61A Little KoiV0- 1
62The ChasmVB  
64Chloë's TitsV2 5c 3
65Numb Numb NumbV3  
66Triangulo TraverseV0-  
67One Move WonderV0-  
68One move WallV0  
69Tegan The TerribleV2  
70Pheobes Foe ParsV0 1
71Bobbie the Bean HeadV5  
73Ivy CrackVS 4c  
74Dig Your Own Grave and SaveV1  
75Problem 72 (new guide)VB  
76There will be One MindV1  
775C MantelV1  
78Another 5C MantelV1  
79One Move AreteV0+  
80Flake from SitterV0+  
82To GrippedV0- 1
84Bitch on HeatV0+  
85Bitch on Heat (no foot block)V3  
86Brown NippleV4  
87Problem 20 (New Guide)V5  
88Left of 20V0  
89Flat ChestedVB  
90Problem 6 (New Cheesewring Guide)VB 4b 1
91Problem 11 (New Cheesewring Guide)VB 4b 3
92Problem 19a (New Cheesewring Guide)V0- 4a 4
93Problem 31 (New Cheesewring Guide)V0- 4c 5
94Slabby Aretef3 3
95Rocking Leftf4 3
96The Ramp Variation *VB 4a 3
97Pyramid Shaped Block *VB 4b 2
98Face Left of Crack *V2 2
99The Face Right Side *V0 5a 2
100Angel Delight Variation Start *HS 4c 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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An excellent bouldering venue, about 40 problems, V0-V6 and a few higher climbs. Fantastic views. Small car park at end of lane and few minutes walk to boulders.
Gus Horsley - 27/Feb/06