Climbs 51
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 290m a.s.l
Faces SE

Boxing Day Tick of Hunters Roof © peewee2008

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.

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Climbs at this crag

f6C+ 12
 Hut Block 
22Roof-beam CornerF5+ 9
23Betweenf4+ 8
24High Holef4+ 7
25Shun the Ledgef4+ 8
26Hunters' Hutf4 *7
27Beam Holes Traversef6A+ *9
28Hunt's Blockf6B 5
29No Relationf5 1
30The Perverse Traversef6B 2
 Twin Aretes Boulder 
32Total Top Twin's Traversef4+ *3
33Left Arete
f6C 12
34Twin Aretesf6A 46
35Right Arete
f6B 34
36Right Arete Eliminatef6C 1
37TC Vol.2 Twin Aretes - Problem 4
f4 17
38Tricky Slabf5+ 4
 Gav's Block 
40Gav's Mantel
f6B 8
41Steeplebushf6B+ 1
42Press Problem
f6C 3
43TC Vol.2 Gav's Block - Problem 3
f6B 3
 The X-Wall 
45By Hook or By Crook
f6C+ *19
46By Hook or By Crook SDS
f7A+ ***4
47Hunter's Wall
f7C ** 
48X-Calibref7B ***8
49X-Calibre SDS
f8A+ ** 
50X-Calibre Direct
f7C+ *** 
51X-Calibre Direct SDS
f8B ** 
f7C **1
53Lockdown SDS
f8A ** 
54Shothole Wall
f7C ** 
55Shothole Wall SDS
f7C+ ** 
56Shothole Arete
f6B 8
f3 4

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