Climbs 28
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces W

Swirl How © Will Herman

Crag features

Two easy access buttresses - short routes uo to 24m. Two Sizes Too Big(HVS), First One(VS), Midge wall(HS), Burger(E1), American pie(E2), Supertramp(E3), Californian Weirdo(E2).

Approach notes

Up to 30 minute approach from car park at Swirls, Thirlmere.

Guidebooks

Nice little crag in a superb position, especially on a sunny afternoon. Maybe I was having a bad day but I found some of the grading very tough and inconsistent. The rock is generally good, but the protection is limited on some routes and moss and vegetation is a factor on some routes.
Rog Wilko - 02/Oct/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Upper Swirl Crag 
 Left-Hand Side 
3How Hard
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S 4
4Sunset
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S 25
5Tight Fit
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VS 5a 24
6Two Sizes Too Big
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HVS 5b 34
7The First One
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VS 4b 61
8Midge Wall
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HS 4a *72
9The RaceE1 5c 4
10Midget's Slab
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HVS 5a 9
 Right-Hand Side 
12Ballet Mecanique
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VS 4c 53
13A Day at the Races
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MS 18
14Runs
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HS 29
15CC Rider
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HVS 5a 33
16Horse and Farrier Special
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VS 4b 8
17The Knacker's YardHS 8
 Lower Swirl Crag 
19Burger
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E1 5b *56
20American Pie
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E2 5c **36
21Frank
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HVS 5a 63
22Breakfast In AmericaE4 6a **8
23Californian Weirdo
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E2 5c **78
 Unknown Climbs 
25Jackos BeardHS 4c *2
26La Habanera
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M 3
27Hot Dog *E2 5c 1
28Helvellyn Gill *
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1 2
29Bimbo *
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VD 3
30Swirled not Shaken *E3 6a 1
31Super Tramp *E3 5c *1
32There's the Rub *E5 6b **1
33Bobby Rascal *E2 5c 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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