Helm Crag

Wainwright / Birkett - The Central Fells

Height: 405m (1328ft)
Prominence: 60m (197ft)
Times Summited: 04

Helm Crag is a small rocky mountain north west of Grasmere. A rock formation on the summit has lead to its alternative name; The Lion and the Lamb. The summit is an awesome place, with the true top standing about 25ft above the path and involving a rocky scramble to reach the top. This rocky formation is called the Howitzer.

This is the only fell that Wainwright never actually reached the very top of due to the difficulty in climbing the Howitzer.

Helm Crag as seen from the A591 at Grasmere. The summit rocks you can see are called The Lion and the Lamb.
The Lion and the Lamb close up.
The Howitzer - the true top of Helm Crag.
16th October 2015 A591 - Butharlyp Howe - Easedale Road - Easedale - Helm Crag (405m/1329ft) - Easedale - Easedale Road - Grasmere - A591
11th October 2013 A591 - Helmside - Greenburn - Bracken Hause - Helm Crag (405m/1328ft) - Gibson Knott (420m/1378ft) - Bracken Hause - Easedale Beck - Grasmere - A591
26th December 2011 A591 - Grasmere - Butharlyp Howe - Easedale Road - Helm Crag - Bracken Hause - Greenburn - Low Mill Bridge - A591
20th November 2008 Grasmere - Helm Crag (29) - Gibson Knott (30) - Calf Crag (31) - Far Easedale - Grasmere