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!
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)
|4||True Lover's Knot||f4+||2|
|7||Royston Vasey Rib||f4||2|
|10||Precious Things||f6B+ *||2|
|CAVE & CLEFT AREA|
|UNDERMINED BY RABBITS|
|19||Tumbling Down the Rabbit Hole||f5 *||1|
|20||Undermined by Rabbits||f6C+ *||2|
|21||Through the Looking Glass||f5+ *||1|
|22||Of Cabbages and Kings||f6B *||2|
|31||Vive le Tour!||f6C *||2|
|34||Surprise Slab||f5 *||1|
|36||Stile Wall||HVS 4c||2|
|37||Old School Crack||VS 4b *|
|39||Classic Crack||HVS 5a *|
|40||High and Mighty||E2 5c *||2|
|HAWKS STONES PINNACLE|
|42||Come Walk With Me||E5 6a **||1|
|44||Three Tier Wall||f4+|
|45||Holly Tree Arete||f6C||1|
|46||Sunshine Slab||f5 *|
|48||Its Not My Stile||E4 6a||2|
|49||Chips and Gravy||E3 5c||2|
|50||Eagles Nest||HVS 5b ***||3|
|51||Raptor||HVS 4c *||1|
|52||Jordan and Ibbo's Wall||E5 6a|
|RAMS HEAD SLAB|
|56||Suit Ewe||VS 4c *|
|57||Suit Ewe Arete||HVS 5a|
|58||Rams Head Slab||E3 5c||2|
|60||Pulse Racer||E6 6c **||1|
|63||Billy Elliot||f6B+ **||2|
|64||Stunning Arete||f6B+ *||1|
|65||End of the Line||f5+ *|
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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