Heron Stones

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Boulder
Afternoon sun
Level
15 mins

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