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.

Guidebooks

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
1 Green Light E1 5a 12
2 Beacon Rib
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E1 5a ** 32
3 Beacon Crack
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HS ** 17
4 Holly Tree Crack
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MS 44
5 Flarepath Direct
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E1 5b ** 29
6 Flarepath
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VS 4c ** 48
7 Spectrum
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VS 4c ** 14
8 Bentley
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VD 15
9 Rainbow
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HVS 5a ** 5
10 Fever E4 6b *  
11 Pathfinder
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VS 4c 3
12 The Howitzer 1 * 45
13 Secret No More S 17
14 Illuminati HVS 5a 7
15 Full Spectrum VS 4c/b * 1
16 Parhelion S 2
17 Ion VS 7
18 Borealis E1 * 4
19 Skyglow VS * 11
20 Biden My Time VS * 5
21 Valley Of Tiny Lights VS 1
22 Bentley's Smarter Brother E1 5a * 2
23 The Broken Spectre E2 5c * 2
24 Atmospheric Phenomena
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E2 5b * 1
25 Two Star Red
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E4 6a * 3
26 The Grouter
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S 5

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