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Helm Crag

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 26 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 170m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Routes up to 25m. Good evening crag. Best routes - Beacon Rib(E1), Beacon Crack(HS), Flarepath Direct(E1), Flarepath(VS), Rainbow(HVS).

Access notes
By car: Park in Grasmere and walk along Easedale Road and up to crag (30 mins). The car park described in the guide book is no longer there.

Weather forecast

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0.6mm rain
Mainly cloudy
17 °C
15 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
17 °C
10 kph

1.7mm rain
Mainly cloudy
13 °C
16 kph

0.0mm rain
10 °C
11 kph

0.0mm rain
9 °C
5 kph
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Langdale (2013),
Out of print: Langdale (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Green LightE1 5a 11
2Beacon RibE1 5a **23
3Beacon CrackHS **14
4Holly Tree CrackMS 33
5Flarepath DirectE1 5b **20
6FlarepathVS 4c **25
7SpectrumVS 4c **9
8BentleyVD 10
9RainbowHVS 5a **5
10FeverE4 6b * 
11PathfinderVS 4c 2
12The Howitzer1 *27
13Secret No MoreS 6
 Climb nameGradex
14IlluminatiHVS 5a 5
15Full SpectrumVS 4c/b *1
16ParhelionS 1
17IonVS 3
18BorealisE1 *1
19SkyglowVS *6
20Biden My TimeVS *4
21Valley Of Tiny LightsVS 1
22Bentley's Smarter BrotherE1 5a *1
23The Broken SpectreE2 5c *2
24Atmospheric PhenomenaE2 5b *1
25Two Star RedE4 6a *1
26The GrouterS 2
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Easiest access to crag is follow Helm Crag path up hillside a few yards until you get to a big cairn where you fork off left. Great routes but gear is well spaced so expect to be sand bagged!
Conan - 06/Jun/11

As said above - a good evening crag. Quite slatey in its lower reaches but lovely, rough rock from mid-hieght upwards. Beautiful outlook, peaceful and a few cracking routes; worth a visit.
loz01 - 30/May/07

Flarepath is a toughie at VS!!
Darron - 13/May/02