Hawks Stones

Climbs 50 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 427m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Hawks Stones AKA Hugencroft

The crag has been 'off the radar' despite it's roadside position for many years due to ongoing disputes with local land owners. Please adhere to the BMC RAD and heed the notices.

The myriad of moorland buttresses and pinnacles provide an extensive array of bouldering and some quality trad lines. The rock is green in places (usually the north facing sections) and where it isn't green it is slightly scrittly - as you'd expect on a forgotten crag - nothing a soft brush won't solve, provided you're gentle...

The landings are varied but in the main are mostly good, however recent tree planting around the trad/highball sectors make landings here occasionally tricky and will eventually become tree-choked.

The crag gets any of the weather going - this means it can dry quickly but can also catch what little poor weather there is around!

Climbs have been given names for their addition to UKC. Please feel free to inform of their actual FA (If known) names. The Climbs are described LEFT to RIGHT and the list is far from definitive - it's a big crag!

Approach notes
Access to the crag is via a track from the Sportsmans

Access notes
Access to the crag is via a track from the Sportsmansí Inn car park.

Follow the signposted footpath for approx. 200m until meeting an obvious large wooden post, turn left along the path/track and follow this (alongside the old drystone wall) for 200m until a vague track branches leftwards through the heather - The whole route is marked out by thin wooden posts.

Access the crag via the obvious stile - please do not climb over any other fences. Only the sectors between the 'un-stiled' fences are on access land. Please don't foray towards the enticing 'Matterhorn Boulder' or the boulders down in the small holdings below!

Car park to crag = 10 mins.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Sweet Williamf4 5
3Barbara Allenf5 2
4True Lover's Knotf4+ 3
6Green Wallf6A 4
7Royston Vasey Ribf4 4
8Huggin' Aloftf4 4
9Local's Wallf6A+ 3
10Precious Thingsf6B+ *3
12Cave Squirmf5 1
13Chimney Sweepf5+ 1
14Flounderf6C *2
15Easy Crackf3  
16Easy Wallf4 1
19Tumbling Down the Rabbit Holef5 *1
20Undermined by Rabbitsf6C+ *3
21Through the Looking Glassf5+ *1
22Of Cabbages and Kingsf6B *3
24Back Stabberf5+ 1
25High Stakesf4+ 1
27Rompf4 1
29Pocket Directf5 1
31Vive le Tour!f6C *3
33Pocketed Aretef6A  
34Surprise Slabf5 *1
36Stile WallHVS 4c 2
37Old School CrackVS 4b * 
38Gaz's Wallf7B  
39Classic CrackHVS 5a * 
40High and MightyE2 5c *3
42Come Walk With MeE5 6a **1
43Easy Slabf4+ 2
44Three Tier Wallf4+ 1
45Holly Tree Aretef6C 1
46Sunshine Slabf5 * 
48Its Not My StileE4 6a 2
49Chips and GravyE3 5c 2
50Eagles NestHVS 5b ***3
51RaptorHVS 4c *1
52Jordan and Ibbo's WallE5 6a  
54Hanging Seamf5  
56Suit EweVS 4c * 
57Suit Ewe AreteHVS 5a  
58Rams Head SlabE3 5c 2
59ArrhythmiaE4 6a 2
60Pulse RacerE6 6c **1
62The Scoopf7A  
63Billy Elliotf6B+ **2
64Stunning Aretef6B+ *1
65End of the Linef5+ * 
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Ive known about this crag for some time and wondered if it would ever get put up, it didn't so i went ahead and did it - not being that great at bouldering ive only put up a few easy climbs but there are loads more on offer! If you want something put up on here give me a shout - the more the merrier.
agolay - 16/Jun/11