Heron Stones

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Boulder
Afternoon sun
15 mins
Level

Underneath Heron Crag is a good-looking boulderfield. On closer inspection, only the two boulders nearest the river have much in the way of height, and these are the two described. The problems here are mostly low grade, but it would make a great sunny family spot in the summer, with good swimming pools in the river nearby and a beautiful quiet setting. Guidebook page 194.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Problem 1
Up from the niche, traverse left along the break and up.
 
Bumstart
V1 5b
2
Problem 2
From the break go up and slightly left.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V1 5b
3
The Tramlines
Go up and trend right from the break
 
Bumstart
Crimpy
V4 6B
4
Problem 4
Head straight up from some undercuts.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V4 6B
5
Problem 5
Up the corner from a sitting start.
 
Bumstart
V0+ 5a
6
Problem 6
The hanging prow is excellent from a sit-down start.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
V3 6A
7
Heronesk
The left side of this face of the boulder is good and fingery.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
Crimpy
V7 7A+
8
Riverside Wall
From the lowest point to the top more or less directly.
 
Bumstart
Strong
V4 6B
9
Problem 9
The technical arete is delicate.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V2 5c
10
Ardea Cinera
Traverse the boulder from left to right, starting by Problem 1 and finishing up the arete of Problem 9.
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
V7 7A+
11
Problem 11
The wall and groove.
 V0 4c
12
Problem 12
e Problem 13 wc V1 5c
 V0- 4b
13
Problem 14
 V0 4c
14
Problem 15
 V0 4c
15
Problem 16
The slab on the right.
 V0- 4b
16
Tombstone Wall
Climb the wall directly to a difficult finish.
 V1 5b
17
Tombstone Hug
The sharp prow makes a good problem.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V3 6A
18
Problem 19
 
Bumstart
V1 5b
19
Problem 20
 VB 4a
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