Having Googled blocks below Goathland - followed up with a bit of O/S map info. It looked like it could be worthwhile?
My New Home! 4 Hunt House CragFirst stop Hunt House Crag - Broken prow edges, eroded Sandstone best left alone - Until..... just before Cropton forest as the crag runs round left - A boulder that looked quite out of place with the rest of the crag appeared....
The Huntsman Font 7a SS***
The block had some good lines on, firstly being drawn to the traverse without using the top of the block, after some striaght up warm ups. I initially want to start further left 7b? and hoping to end further right but this would need a stamina junkie to take this line, Eventually starting on the first hold in reach from sit. The Huntsman sequence took an hour and a half to work in the heat. But with Ram - Man in my head saying "you cannot leave this, rest get back on it" even with good foot holds the hand sequence was very tricky! It felt like a very good tick.
A bit further south the woods drew me in, like Hansel without Gretal and Instead of a gingerbread house Blawath Crag filled my belly with a big roof! Going back with Spotters.
Dead Tree Boulder
Archy Crag was very pretty small but still went uphill for a look.
Finally looking down the hill. The Ravenstones were visible, on the O/S map they stretched down hill and up on to the moor in and above the woods? This ended up to be the most insane trek I have ever done! Small boulders on the way down? so up to the Moor hoping for bigger blocks? The passage up was a very dense part of Bumble Wood, bumble indeed, with no fire break to get through! would I ever get out?
Half way through!
150 metre trek uphill - no light - mat on back!
Sunset on the Raven Stones
Anyway not much to report on the Raven Stones and questioning my sanity, I headed back down to Wheeldale Beck to Camp for the night. Rewarded in the morning with a perfect sunrise over Goathland.