Climbs 12
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 420m a.s.l

Panoramic view of Hen Stones © Andrew Jennings

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.

Approach 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.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Chicken Runf5 13
2Hen Aretef7A 30
3Bird Fluf6C 35
4Family Bucketf4 12
5Unnamedf3 3
6Chicken Tonightf3 12
7Hen Peckedf6C 26
8Taken By Surprisef7A+  
9Free Rangef7B+ 8
10Chickens Go In, Pies Come Out5.8 3
11Over Easyf7A  
 Outlying Problems 
13Spirit of KinderE2 6a **3

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