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Helm Crag

Langdale

Routes between S and E1 and up to 25m. A good evening crag not far from Grasmere village. 

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 26
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NY 326 087

Parking and Approach

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.
Area information

With implimentation of the CRoW Act (2000), many Lakes fells and crags now have an Open Access designation. They also have many nationally important bird and plant species dependant on inaccessible crags/ledges and heather/mixed heath environments for survival. During the bird nesting period, a number of species can be vulnerable to disturbance. The Lake District restrictions are monitored, variable (VR) and reviewed in April/May. If the birds do not nest, restrictions are lifted early. Check notice boards in shops, walls and cafés in early May for details and the BMC and FRCC websites. New restrictions will be notified on the websites and with on-site notices. To view the BMC's Lake District Green Climbing Guide click this link: www.thebmc.co.uk/lake-district-green-guide

Weather Information

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