Climbs 52
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+ 13
 Hut Block 
23Roof-beam CornerF5+ 12
24Betweenf4+ 11
25High Holef4+ 10
26Shun the Ledgef4+ 11
27Hunters' Hutf4 *10
28Beam Holes Traversef6A+ *12
29Hunt's Blockf6B 8
30No Relationf5 2
31The Perverse Traversef6B 3
 Twin Aretes Boulder 
33Total Top Twin's Traversef4+ *3
34Left Arete
f6C 15
35Twin Aretesf6A 58
36Right Arete
f6B 43
37Right Arete Eliminatef6C 4
38TC Vol.2 Twin Aretes - Problem 4
f4 20
39Tricky Slabf5+ 10
 Gav's Block 
41Gav's Mantel
f6B 9
42Steeplebushf6B+ 2
43Press Problem
f6C 4
44TC Vol.2 Gav's Block - Problem 3
f6B 3
 The X-Wall 
46By Hook or By Crook
f6C+ *22
47By Hook or By Crook SDS
f7A+ ***4
48Hunter's Wall
f7C ** 
49X-Calibref7B ***8
50X-Calibre SDS
f8A+ ** 
51X-Calibre Direct
f7C+ *** 
52X-Calibre Direct SDS
f8B ** 
f7C **1
54Lockdown SDS
f8A ** 
55Shothole Wall
f7C ** 
56Shothole Wall SDS
f7C+ ** 
57Shothole Arete
f6B 8
f3 4

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