Ingleby Incline

Climbs 131 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 350m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Exposed to the wind and can get quite chilly, but gets any sun going and enjoys fantastic views. A superb place to climb, and the chances are you'll have the crag to yourselves (partly due to the 1 hour walk in!).

The 'classic of the crag' is Cosy Corner (VDiff) and it's worth the journey just for this one. Other fine routes include Greenhow Chimney (Diff), Crack and Groove (S), Rack and Pinion (HS), Top Gun (HVS), Pickpocket (E1), Primate Wardrobe Supervisor (E2) and Gym Junkies (E3).

Due to access problems in the past, many routes are quite dirty and could do with some cleaning, hopefully increased traffic will help.

Note that for the easier routes at least, the guidebook grades are very 'Northumbrian', and would be at least a grade harder in the Peak or even elsewhere in Yorkshire.

Approach notes
A crag which has suffered from access problems for many years, now finally resolved as the crag is on open access land so previous restrictions no longer apply.

Take the Battersby road out of Ingleby Greenhow, then the first turning right to Bank Foot. Just before the farm turn right onto the cinder track. Park immediately on the left. Walk or cycle 2km down the track to some cottages. Although the 'no vehicular access' sign referred to in the guidebook is no longer there at the start of the cinder track, there is no parking available near the cottages. There is a small 'layby' 1km down the track where it may be possible to park, depending on current forestry operations.

>From the cottages go through a gate, then left at a fork and up the steep incline, site of the old railway. The right hand end of the crag is above the gate at the top of the forest. To access the left end of the crag it is easier to walk along the top of the crag than the bottom, though this makes it tricky to tell where you are on a first visit.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.


Out of print: North East England (2003), North York Moors (1985)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Armed and DangerousHVS 5b *2
2One Armed BanditHVS 5b 1
3Heather StompVD 4a 2
4Fifteen LoveVD 9
5Turner's TumbleS 4c *2
6Seven UpD 6
7PepsiHVS 5a 3
8Diet PepsiS 4c 2
9Pepsi MaxE1 6a *2
10LibertyE1 5c *3
11Flight PathVS 5a * 
12Crack and UpD 5
13Head MasterMVS 4c 1
14ProblemsD 1
15Communist CrackD 2
16The Green RouteHVD 1
17Pizza PieD 2
18Heather CrackHS 1
19Hash BrownsVS 5a *3
20GeronimoE2 5c *5
21No Turn UnstonedE6 6b *1
22Big MacVD 3
23Humble BeginningsHVD 13
24Tender TrapHVS 5c *9
25Chock CrackVS 4c *11
26Marrakech ExpressHS 4b *17
27Deep ImpactHVS 5b *13
28SoapHVS 5a  
29Corner CrackS 4a 2
30Coumartin SlabE1 5b *8
31Coumartin Slab VariationHVS 5b  
32Block ChimneyS 4a 1
33PickpocketE1 5b **10
34What Planet Are You OnHVS 5a 1
35What Planet Are You On - VariationE1 5b 3
36Rack and PinionHS 4a *8
37Rack and Pinion Variation FinishVS 4c 8
38Top GunHVS 5a ***23
39Martin's WallHVS 5c  
40Love or ConfusionE4 6b *2
41Physical GraffitiE5 6c 1
42Hunters' ChimneyHVD 4
43HelixHVS 5b 3
44Helix SlabHD 3
45EasterM 7
46Back LashD 6
47Dog Leg CrackHD 3
48BrutusHVS 5b 3
49Pobble WallVS 4c *9
50The CornerVS 4c *7
51Eye SpyHD 1
52Eye Spy Direct StartVD 1
53No Prisonersnone 6b *2
54I SurrenderD 3
55BabelogneHS 3
56Pigs on the WingD 2
57SloopyVS 4c 1
58CeasorHVS 5a  
59Modern PrimitiveE3 5b *2
60Black CrackS 4a 1
61Black Crack Variation FinishVS 4b 1
62DreamsVD 2
63The ChainD 1
64Holly WallVD 2
65Holly CrackD  
66The CleftD  
67SwingerS 4a 1
68TwisterS 4a 3
69Twister Variation Startnone 5b *1
70Wall and SlabVS 5a 1
71Wall and Slab variation finishHVS 4c *1
72Anyone's DaughterE3 5c 3
73Five-A-Side FinishE2 5b 4
74StonemasterE1 5b **4
75Crack and GrooveS 4a *8
76Wall and GrooveE1 5a 10
77DeceptionVS 4c 1
78Next CrackD 2
79TyrusHS 4b 1
80Twin CracksD 1
81Puffing BillyS 4a 3
82Rocket ArÍteHVS 5b *1
83Two HootsVS 5b *1
84Choo ChooS 2
85Choo Choo VariationD 1
86Variation Directnone 6a 1
87Jet LagD 2
88Short Wallnone 5c 1
89DangleHVS 5a *1
90Primate Wardrobe SupervisorE2 5c **1
91Incline and FallE2 6a * 
92Group 4 FactorE1 5b 3
93RipplesVS 5a 3
94ChattanoogaVS 4c 5
95SmoothyS 4a 2
96A Question of SportHVS 5b 3
97A Matter of TasteHVS 5a 2
98A Matter of Taste Direct StartE1 5c 1
99Signal RidgeHVD 3c 5
100Signal Ridge Variation StartHVD 4b 4
101RampantVS 4c 1
102Saunter SlabHVS 5b 1
103The Pot HoleHVS 5b 1
104InclinationHVS 5a 1
105Cosy CornerVD 3c ***32
106Drop OutA2  
107Dropout FreeE12 7b *** 
108Greenhow ChimneyD **12
109Time CaptainE4 5c **2
110Ellis's EliminateE3 5c *2
111Little ChimneyD 1
112Tiptoenone 5a 3
113Cellar Wall Rightnone 4c 1
114Cellar Wall Centrenone 5b 1
115Cellar Wall Leftnone 4b 1
116Wind ShadowVS 4c *1
117SlipstreamVD 4
118UnderdogVS 5a 1
119Pseudo ScienceE1 5c *1
120South Buttress DirectHVS 5c 1
121ParallelsS 4a 4
122Short Flakenone 4c 1
123Hang ToughE2 6a * 
124Gym JunkiesE3 6b ***5
125ClarityHVS 5b  
126Out of TimeHVS 5b  
127TimeS 4a 4
128OvertimeVS 5a 2
130Waylanderf6C+ ***3
131Nadirf6C+ **1
132Big Pawf7A * 
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fab crag- just so much to go at and such lovely rock.
Franco Cookson - 11/Aug/12