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

Helm crag emerging from early morning mist. This was a magical morning after two weeks of solid lakes rain! © r_o_b_h2

Crag features

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

Approach 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.


Langdale (2013)
Out of print:
Langdale (1999)
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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Green LightE1 5a 12
2Beacon Rib
E1 5a **30
3Beacon Crack
HS **17
4Holly Tree Crack
MS 42
5Flarepath Direct
E1 5b **26
VS 4c **42
VS 4c **11
VD 13
HVS 5a **5
10FeverE4 6b * 
VS 4c 3
12The Howitzer1 *48
13Secret No MoreS 13
14IlluminatiHVS 5a 7
15Full SpectrumVS 4c/b *1
16ParhelionS 2
17IonVS 5
18BorealisE1 *2
19SkyglowVS *9
20Biden My TimeVS *5
21Valley Of Tiny LightsVS 1
22Bentley's Smarter BrotherE1 5a *2
23The Broken SpectreE2 5c *2
24Atmospheric Phenomena
E2 5b *1
25Two Star Red
E4 6a *1
26The Grouter
S 3

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