Hen Stones

Climbs 11 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 420m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features
Small but perfectly formed bouldering crag a couple of hundred metres to the south-east of Simon's Seat. It does not appear to offer much from a distance as the bouldering is tucked out of sight.

The climbs cover a spread of grades and are, almost without exception, extremely good.

The rock is undoubtedly the purest grit on Barden Fell (and therefore perhaps in Yorkshire?) and will not stand abuse. Keep brushing to a minimum; a whack with a towel between attempts is plenty.

Access notes
Approach as for Simon's Seat until you reach the crossroads in the path - Hen Stones is visible to the south-east as a small outcrop.

There is no direct path to the crag - take care not to trip over nesting birds or fall into bogs.

YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering Vol 2 (2011)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Chicken Runf5 9
2Hen Aretef7A 16
3Bird Fluf7B 18
4Family Bucketf4 7
5Unnamedf3 2
6Chicken Tonightf3 8
7Hen Peckedf6C 17
8Free Rangef7B+ 4
9Chickens Go In, Pies Come Out5.8 3
10Over Easyf7A  
12Spirit of KinderE1 5b **3
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