Climbs 50
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 427m a.s.l
Faces SW

Area 1 © agolay

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!

Approach notes

Access to the crag is via a track from the Sportsmans

Access Advice

Access to this crag has a long history due to issues between the landowner and climbers. It is now designated as Open Access land under the CRoW Act and climbers have a statutory right of access. Climbers are asked to use the requested access route, and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Please do not damage the fencing - use the stiles
  • No dogs
  • No defecation in the crag area
  • No wire brushing

The prominent ‘Sugarloaf’ boulder (western end) is not on Open Access land.

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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Block One 
2Sweet Williamf4 6
3Barbara Allenf5 3
4True Lover's Knotf4+ 4
 Block Two 
6Green Wallf6A 6
7Royston Vasey Ribf4 6
8Huggin' Aloftf4 6
9Local's Wallf6A+ 4
10Precious Thingsf6B+ *3
 Cave & Cleft Area 
12Cave Squirmf5 1
13Chimney Sweepf5+ 1
14Flounderf6C *2
15Easy Crackf3 3
16Easy Wallf4 2
 Block Four 
 Undermined by Rabbits 
19Tumbling Down the Rabbit Holef5 *2
20Undermined by Rabbitsf6C+ *4
21Through the Looking Glassf5+ *2
22Of Cabbages and Kingsf6B *3
 Block Seven 
24Back Stabberf5+ 1
25High Stakesf4+ 1
 Block Eight 
27Rompf4 2
 Block Nine 
29Pocket Direct
f5 1
 Hanging Groove 
31Vive le Tour!f6C *3
 Block Eleven 
33Pocketed Aretef6A 1
34Surprise Slabf5 *3
 Watercourse Wall 
36Stile WallHVS 4c 2
37Old School CrackVS 4b * 
38Gaz's Wallf7B  
39Classic CrackHVS 5a * 
40High and MightyE2 5c *3
 Hawks Stones Pinnacle 
42Come Walk With MeE5 6a **3
43Easy Slab
f4+ 5
44Three Tier Wall
f4+ 4
45Holly Tree Arete
f6C 1
46Sunshine Slab
f5 *3
 Eagles Nest 
48Its Not My StileE4 6a 3
49Chips and Gravy
E3 5c 3
50Eagles NestHVS 5b ***3
HVS 4c *1
52Jordan and Ibbo's Wall
E5 6a  
 Hanging Seam 
54Hanging Seam
 Rams Head Slab 
56Suit Ewe
VS 4c * 
57Suit Ewe Arete
HVS 5a  
58Rams Head Slab
E3 5c 2
59ArrhythmiaE4 6a 2
60Pulse RacerE6 6c **1
 Duelling Aretes 
62The Scoop
63Billy Elliotf6B+ **2
64Stunning Aretef6B+ *1
65End of the Line
f5+ * 

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