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!

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.

Guidebooks
Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 BLOCK ONE 
2Sweet Williamf4
3Barbara Allenf5
4True Lover's Knotf4+
 BLOCK TWO 
6Green Wallf6A
7Royston Vasey Ribf4
8Huggin' Aloftf4
9Local's Wallf6A+
10Precious Thingsf6B+ *
 CAVE & CLEFT AREA 
12Cave Squirmf5
13Chimney Sweepf5+
14Flounderf6C *
15Easy Crackf3
16Easy Wallf4
 BLOCK FOUR 
 UNDERMINED BY RABBITS 
19Tumbling Down the Rabbit Holef5 *
20Undermined by Rabbitsf6C+ *
21Through the Looking Glassf5+ *
22Of Cabbages and Kingsf6B *
 BLOCK SEVEN 
24Back Stabberf5+
25High Stakesf4+
 BLOCK EIGHT 
27Rompf4
 BLOCK NINE 
29Pocket Directf5
 HANGING GROOVE 
31Vive le Tour!f6C *
 BLOCK ELEVEN 
33Pocketed Aretef6A
34Surprise Slabf5 *
 WATERCOURSE WALL 
36Stile WallHVS 4c
37Old School CrackVS 4b *
38Gaz's Wallf7B
39Classic CrackHVS 5a *
40High and MightyE2 5c *
 HAWKS STONES PINNACLE 
42Come Walk With MeE5 6a **
43Easy Slabf4+
44Three Tier Wallf4+
45Holly Tree Aretef6C
46Sunshine Slabf5 *
 EAGLES NEST 
48Its Not My StileE4 6a
49Chips and GravyE3 5c
50Eagles NestHVS 5b ***
51RaptorHVS 4c *
52Jordan and Ibbo's WallE5 6a
 HANGING SEAM 
54Hanging Seamf5
 RAMS HEAD SLAB 
56Suit EweVS 4c *
57Suit Ewe AreteHVS 5a
58Rams Head SlabE3 5c
59ArrhythmiaE4 6a
60Pulse RacerE6 6c **
 DUELLING ARETES 
62The Scoopf7A
63Billy Elliotf6B+ **
64Stunning Aretef6B+ *
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
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