Climbs 141
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 234m a.s.l
Faces SW

sleepy hollow © jas wood

Crag features

Many problems covering a huge area of hillside below Greenhow Bank on some of the best rock on the North York Moors. Most of the bouldering is situated on boulders that lie beneath the main crag but there are also other boulders in the forest and above the forest running north and some just above the incline. Can easily be combined with routes up on the main crag. Classics include: Pleasant arête (5+), It's Just a Ride (6a), Mono Wall (6c), Waylander (6c), No Prisoners (6c), Drill Sergeant (6c+) and Sleepy Hollow (7c+).

Much of the bouldering requires a walk of up to 50 minutes but there are several boulders which lie less than 30 minutes from the car if using the main parking at Bank Foot.

Forest operations have now finished and the boulders of 'Dave' and Insidious are now out of the woods and getting plenty of sun. There are plans for more felling in future.

Since the development of the Incline Boulders the area has become overgrown making the paths difficult to find. Currently if you want to go from the Mono Block to The Mushroom there is a new slight path which goes straight past Mono Wall, up over some boulders and up through where there has been no new tree growth. There is also a slight path going up from The Mushroom to the fence.

Approach notes

Park at a large lay-by at the small farm/village of Bank Foot. Please do not drive down the road as it is private. The incline below the crag is reached after about 45 minutes walk although a mostly flat bike ride significantly reduces the time to the incline. The boulders in the forest can be reached in half an hour or so, some are in light woodland and dry quickly but some need several days of dry weather before a visit is recommended. Alternatively you can follow the road past Park Nab up onto the moor to limited parking just before a sharp bend as the road drops into Baysdale, avoid parking on the bend itself as the road is often used by lorries from tree felling. Take the main track across the moor and drop down onto the boulders which takes about 30 minutes.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 THE SLUG 
2Slug Pellet
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f6B 1
3Ditch the Carf7B 1
4The Slug
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f6C 2
5The Right Slugf6C 2
6Lettuce
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f6A  
 WAYLANDER 
8Moss Sidef5+ 1
9Danyal Left Sidef6A+ 1
10Danyalf6A *2
11Waylanderf6C **9
12The All-Seeing Beaver Eyef6C **1
13Third Eyef6A+ 4
14Five Thievesf6A+ 2
15Chaosf5 3
 THE SHADOW 
17Illusions
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f5 1
18Shadow Casterf5+  
19Shadow Caster(Standing)
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f5 1
20Trash Talkerf6B+ *1
21Trash Talker(Standing)
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f6B 1
 DAVE 
23Criminal Badger Bonnetf6B+ 1
24Invisible Lightf4+ 1
25Jaumamerphantangf7B * 
26Teeratuuf6C+  
27Dave's Matef6A 1
 THE STATION MASTER 
29Hannah Ward
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f5+ 1
30Crack in the Wallf5  
31The Station Masterf6B *1
32On Timef6A  
33Subterranea Britannicaf6B  
 INCIDIOUS 
35Insidiousf7B *1
36Big Jf6A  
 EMERALD BLOCK 
38Yellow and Blue
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f5+  
39The Colour of Money
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f6A+  
40Envy
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f6A  
 SLEEPY HOLLOW 
42Headless Horsemanf6C+ 2
43Sleepy Hollowf7C+ *** 
44Sleepy Hollow(Standing)
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f7B ** 
 UNDERCUT BLOCK 
46Siberia
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f5+ 1
47Underhandf6B  
48The Seatf5 1
49Boringf6A  
 SHOOTERS WALL 
51Cheeseburger
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f6A 1
52Gun Dog
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f2 1
53Shooter
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f4 1
54Boom
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f4 *1
5512 Boref5 1
56Beaterf2 1
57Big Flakef5 1
58Direct Linef5  
59Hip Flaskf6A 1
60Deflogisiticated Airf7A+  
 THE MONO BLOCK 
62Ronin ArÍte
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f6B  
63Inclinationf6C **4
64Samurai Jack
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f6A+ *3
65Smithy
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f5 3
66Akuf6B+ *4
67Pleasent ArÍte
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f5+ **3
68Avoiding Pleasentries
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f6B+ *2
69Out of Pocket
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f7A 2
70Hanging Crackf4+ 3
71Mono Wallf6C **5
72Mono Wall ArÍtef4+ 1
 THE MUSHROOM 
74Love Handlesf5 1
75The Mushroom - Problem 2f5+ *1
76Strict Machinef5+ *1
77The Mushroom - Problem 4f5+ 1
78Strict Drill Sergeantf7B **1
79Drill Sergeantf6C+ **4
80Weekend Warriorf7A * 
81Groovy Babyf6A+ 1
82The Dishf6B *1
83Parker's Traversef6B+ *1
 THE BEAR PIT 
85Bear Hugf6A 2
86Big Pawf7A **9
87Big Brown bearf7C *2
 BITCH SLAP BLOCK 
89Bitch Slapf7A+ *1
 MAP BOULDER 
91Cartef4+ 1
92Mappaf2+ 1
 NO PRISONERS 
94Circle my Demisef8A ** 
95Prisoner of Warf7C+ * 
96No Prisonersf6C ** 
 CONCAVE SLAB 
98Smooth Criminalf6B 1
99Flusteredf6A 1
 THE CARRIAGE 
101Juncturef7B  
102Expansionsf7A *3
103Removablesf5+ *1
104The Carriage - Problem 4f3 *1
105The Carriage - Problem 5f2 1
106The Carriage - Problem 6f2 1
107The Signalf4+ *1
108The Passagef3 *1
109Safe Passagef2 1
110Full Steamf5 *1
111Hard Labourf5 1
112Grease Monkeyf4+ 1
 THE KNIFE 
114Give Bloodf7B  
115The Knifef7A+ *2
116Like Butterf4+ 1
 EDGE SLABS 
118Edge Cracksf2 1
119In Your Tracksf5  
120Allergic Reactionf5 1
121Conspiracy Theoristf5 *1
122Flake Wallf4+ 1
123Route 66f4 1
124The I.M.Ff4+ 1
125Incredulousf4 1
126Route Onef4 1
 MIDNIGHT SLAB 
128Midnight Aretef4 1
129The Shelff5 1
130Midnight Ribf4+ *1
131Midnight Crackf4 *1
132Kola Cubef3+ 1
133Wind Of Changef4 1
 TILTED BLOCK 
135Traversityf5+ 1
136Slab Routef5  
137Pinball
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f6B  
 SPIRE BLOCK 
139DrumstickVB  
140Murphyf4+ 1
141Refresherf3 1
142It's Just a Ridef6A *1
143Comet Crackf5+ 1
144Genesisf4+ 1
 HOLLY BLOCK 
146Holly ArÍte
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f2 1
147Prickly Balls
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f4 1
148Holly Shit
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f4+ 1
 UNDERCUT SLAB 
150Hole In Onef4 *1
151Basslessf4+ 1
152Bassless(Sit Start)
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f6C  
153Woofer
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VB  
 TANK BLOCK 
155Short and Sweetf6B *1
156Suicide Waspf6C * 
157Western Frontf5+ 1
158Rhomboidf6A 1
159Tank Traversef5+ *1
 ELEMENT AREA 
161Incisionsf6A+ 1
162The Road to Damascusf5+ *1
163Element ArÍtef3 1
164Chemical Shiftf3 1
165Element Area - Problem 5
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f2 1
 OTHER BOULDERS 
167The hatchetf4+ 2
168Forestry Aretef6A *1
169Shelf Confidencef6A *1

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