Climbs 29
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
3 How Hard
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S 4
4 Sunset
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S 27
5 Tight Fit
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VS 5a 27
6 Two Sizes Too Big
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HVS 5b 38
7 The First One
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VS 4b 68
8 Midge Wall
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HS 4a * 82
9 The Race E1 5c 6
10 Midget's Slab
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HVS 5a 9
  Right-Hand Side
12 Ballet Mecanique
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VS 4c 57
13 A Day at the Races
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MS 20
14 Runs
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HS 32
15 CC Rider
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HVS 5a 37
16 Horse and Farrier Special
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VS 4b 8
17 The Knacker's Yard HS 10
  Lower Swirl Crag
19 Burger
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E1 5b * 63
20 American Pie
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E2 5c ** 37
21 Frank
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HVS 5a 64
22 Breakfast In America E4 6a ** 8
23 Californian Weirdo
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E2 5c ** 85
  Unknown Climbs
25 Jackos Beard HS 4c * 2
26 La Habanera
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M 3
27 Hot Dog * E2 5c 3
28 Helvellyn Gill *
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1 4
29 Bimbo *
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VD 3
30 Swirled not Shaken * E3 6a 2
31 Super Tramp * E3 5c * 1
32 There's the Rub * E5 6b ** 1
33 Bobby Rascal * E2 5c 1
34 The American Cowboy * E4 6a * 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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