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Helsby Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 300'
Location: 53.2733, -2.7639 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Jul 5, 2011
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The crag gets the afternoon sun, but it can be windy. Nearly all the routes here have been lead or soloed, but top-roping is common as there is only limited protection on many climbs, though belays at the top can be difficult to arrange. The rock is not really like desert sandstone in the US, but is closer to gritstone - there are often surprisingly large holds. Usually solid rock, but not 100% reliable.

Getting There 

Helsby is a village close to the M56. The crag is a prominent local landmark. Park in lanes beneath the crag and walk uphill for less than 5 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the England area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Starting Twin Caves Crack (photo Phil Ashton)

Twin Caves Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Helsby
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