Climbs 53
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

Climb name Grade
1 Shortwave f5 1
  The Antenna Boulder
3 Resonance f6B * 32
4 Wavelength f6C+ 18
5 Frequency f5+ 19
6 Resonating f6B+ 2
7 Bread and Dripping f6B+ 4
  Trig Point Boulder
9 TC Vol.2 Trig Point - Problem 1
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f5 25
10 Kai's Wall f4 38
11 TC Vol.2 Trig Point - Problem 3
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f4 33
12 TC Vol.2 Trig Point - Problem 4
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f5 29
13 TC Vol.2 Trig Point - Problem 5
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f6A 17
14 Hunter's Roof Variation f7B+ 3
15 Hunter's Roof
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f7C *** 21
16 Orion
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f7A+ 8
17 TC Vol.2 Trig Point - Problem 8
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f6B 11
18 Mnemonic f6C ** 43
19 Mnemonic Sit f7B *** 2
20 Mnemonic Right f6A * 3
21 TC Vol.2 Trig Point - Problem 10
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f7B 1
22 Sohcahtoa
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f6C+ 13
  Hut Block
24 Roof-beam Corner 5c 12
25 Between f4+ 11
26 High Hole f4+ 10
27 Shun the Ledge f4+ 11
28 Hunters' Hut f4 * 10
29 Beam Holes Traverse f6A+ * 12
30 Hunt's Block f6B 8
31 No Relation f5 2
32 The Perverse Traverse f6B 3
  Twin Aretes Boulder
34 Total Top Twin's Traverse f4+ * 3
35 Left Arete
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f6C 15
36 Twin Aretes f6A 59
37 Right Arete
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f6B 43
38 Right Arete Eliminate f6C 4
39 TC Vol.2 Twin Aretes - Problem 4
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f4 21
40 Tricky Slab f5+ 11
  Gav's Block
42 Gav's Mantel
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f6B 9
43 Steeplebush f6B+ 2
44 Press Problem
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f6C 4
45 TC Vol.2 Gav's Block - Problem 3
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f6B 3
  The X-Wall
47 By Hook or By Crook
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f6C+ * 23
48 By Hook or By Crook SDS
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f7A+ *** 4
49 Hunter's Wall
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f7C **  
50 X-Calibre f7B *** 11
51 X-Calibre SDS
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f8A+ ** 1
52 X-Calibre Direct
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f7C+ ***  
53 X-Calibre Direct SDS
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f8B **  
54 Lockdown
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f7C ** 1
55 Lockdown SDS
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f8A **  
56 Shothole Wall
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f7C **  
57 Shothole Wall SDS
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f7C+ **  
58 Shothole Arete
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f6B 8
59 Curlicue
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f3 4

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