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Piper Stones

(also known as Shooters Nab Boulders)
Grid ref SE118154

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Piper Stones, also known as Shooters Nab Boulders, is small collection of boulders usually passed on the walk in to the main climbing at Shooters Nab.
Not a major venue but a few good problems and traverses worth a quick visit to tick them all.
All problems are on good rock with nice features. A brush maybe required for some of the North facing problems, numbers 8 to 11.


Park up, considerately, at the limited parking at Woods Mount.
There is then a fairly direct path through the field to a National Trust sign/stile onto the Kirklees Way footpath which leads you below the boulders within 10 minutes.

An easy to print PDF TOPO guide to all the problems can be downloaded from here


Click on the camera icon to view images of the problems being climbed or click on the video icon to view videos of the problems being climbed.

The Problems

Hovering your mouse over, or clicking on, the name/grade of the problem will show the problem highlighted on the topo photograph below.

1) Font 3 The short face.
2) Font 4 The centre of the wall.
3) Font 3 The arete, beware, the flake sounds rather hollow.
4) Font 4+ The wall from a sitting start, hands where the flake used to be!
5) Font 5 A traverse of the two main faces, the top edge is out.
6) Font 4+ The centre of the face from a sit start.
7) CRIMPANZEES TRAVERSE - Font 6a Traverse the chest high crimps from a sitting start, the top edge is out.

8) Font 5 The arete from a sitting start.
9) Font 4 The middle of the wall.
10) Font 3 The small sidewall.
11) CRIMPERS TRAVERSE - Font 5+ Traverse on the crimps from right to left.

12) CAVE DWELLER - Font 6a+ Sit start on the sloper at the back of the cave, stretch for the hold on the lip and then mantle out the top.

13) Font 3 The middle of the small wall.
14) Font 4 The nose.

15) Font 3 Traverse the face from right to left without using your hands!

Thanks to Alex for his photographs and help.

Photographs and videos of any problems are more than welcome and can be included on the site.

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53° 36' 4.1688" N, 1° 54' 51.4548" W


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