Climbs 29
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces W

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Californian Weirdo (E2) at Lower Swirl Crag (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mike Hutton

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.

Upper swirl crag ,except for the slab routes overgrown and in poor condition.
Basil - 24/May/18
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 5
4 Sunset
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S 31
5 Tight Fit
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VS 5a 31
6 Two Sizes Too Big
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HVS 5b 40
7 The First One
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VS 4b 81
8 Midge Wall
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HS 4a * 89
9 The Race E1 5c 6
10 Midget's Slab
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HVS 5a 15
  Right-Hand Side
12 La Habanera
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M 5
Climb name Grade
13 Jackos Beard HS 4c * 4
14 Ballet Mecanique
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VS 4c 65
15 A Day at the Races
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MS 20
16 the Runs
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HS 36
17 CC Rider
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HVS 5a 41
18 Bobby Rascal E2 5c 1
19 Horse and Farrier Special
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VS 4b 11
20 Bimbo
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VD 3
21 The Knacker's Yard HS 15
  Lower Swirl Crag
23 Hot Dog E2 5c * 3
24 Burger E1 5b * 71
Climb name Grade
25 Swirled not Shaken E4 6a * 3
26 American Pie E2 5c ** 45
27 Supertramp E3 5c * 4
28 Frank HVS 5a ** 78
29 The American Cowboy E4 6a * 2
30 Breakfast In America E4 6a ** 11
31 There's the Rub E5 6b ** 1
32 Californian Weirdo E2 5c ** 106
  Scrambles
34 Helvellyn Gill
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