Hunter's Stones

Climbs 48 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 290m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
Hunter's Stones is a collection of boulders in Stainburn forest, not far from Almscliff in North Yorkshire. The biggest boulder is under the trig point.

The best climbing here is in the higher grades with Wavelength, Hunter's Roof, and the problems on the X-Wall being of excellent quality. However, there is a good circuit of easier problems here which stay clean and are well worth a visit. At any grade, the pebbly nature of the rock is not for those who are thin of skin!

Since the publishing of the new Yorkshire Grit guide John Hunt has written up the Hut Block (next to the Trig Point boulder and visible from beneath Hunter's Roof) which gives an excellent place for beginners or those wanting a skin friendly warm up.

Updated this page now to be based on the definitive YMC guide. Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering Vol2 still covers this crag and a number of other excellent venues in the area.

Guidebooks
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering Vol2

Climbs at this crag

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28The Perverse Traversef6B 2
 TWIN ARETES BOULDER  
30Total Top Twin's Traversef4+ *3
31Left Aretef6C 6
32Twin Aretesf6A 25
33Right Aretef6B 17
34TC Vol.2 Twin Aretes - Problem 4f4 14
 GAV'S BLOCK  
36Gav's Mantelf6B 5
37Press Problemf6C 1
38TC Vol.2 Gav's Block - Problem 3f6B 2
 THE X-WALL  
40By Hook or By Crookf6C+ *16
41By Hook or By Crook SDSf7A+ ***3
42Hunter's Wallf7C ** 
43X-Calibref7B ***8
44X-Calibre SDSf8A+ ** 
45X-Calibre Directf7C+ *** 
46X-Calibre Direct SDSf8B ** 
47Lockdownf7C **1
48Lockdown SDSf8A ** 
49Shothole Wallf7C ** 
50Shothole Wall SDSf7C+ ** 
51Shothole Aretef6B 5
52Curlicuef3 3
53Resonating *f6B+ 1
54Hunter's Roof Variation *f7B+ 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Will Hunt

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These details were last updated on 18/Jan/2014

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