Climbs 132
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 350m a.s.l
Faces W

Jason Wood on a mono problem at Ingleby Incline. © scooott

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.

Access Advice

The "crag" is a series of small buttresses on the edge of the escarpment. Moving between buttresses is best done on a feint path along  the edge of the moor but from this it is not easy to identify routes. The hillside below is very steep in places. There is a good range of grades but protection and belays are sparce on some routes. There is much bouldering below the crags.

Guidebooks

fab crag- just so much to go at and such lovely rock.
Franco Cookson - 11/Aug/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Armed and Dangerous
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HVS 5b *3
2One Armed Bandit
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HVS 5b 1
3Heather StompVD 4a 2
4Fifteen Love
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VD 9
5Turner's Tumble
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S 4c *2
6Seven Up
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D 6
7Pepsi
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HVS 5a 3
8Diet PepsiS 4c 2
9Pepsi MaxE1 6a *2
10Liberty
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E1 5c *3
11Flight Path
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VS 5a * 
12Crack and Up
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D 5
13Head Master
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MVS 4c 2
14Problems
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D 1
15Communist Crack
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D 2
16The Green RouteHVD 1
17Pizza Pie
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D 2
18Heather Crack
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HS 1
19Hash Browns
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VS 5a *3
20Geronimo
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E2 5c *5
21No Turn UnstonedE6 6b *1
22Big Mac
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VD 4
23Humble Beginnings
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HVD 14
24Humble TrapHVS 5b 2
25Tender Trap
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HVS 5c *10
26Chock Crack
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VS 4c *14
27Marrakech Express
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HS 4b *18
28Deep Impact
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HVS 5b *13
29SoapHVS 5a  
30Corner Crack
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S 4a 2
31Coumartin SlabE1 5b *8
32Coumartin Slab Variation
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HVS 5b  
33Block Chimney
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S 4a 1
34Pickpocket
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E1 5b **10
35What Planet Are You On
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HVS 5a 1
36What Planet Are You On - Variation
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E1 5b 3
37Rack and Pinion
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HS 4a *8
38Rack and Pinion Variation Finish
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VS 4c 10
39Top Gun
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HVS 5a ***30
40Martin's Wall
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HVS 5c  
41Love or Confusion
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E4 6b *2
42Physical GraffitiE5 6c 1
43Hunters' Chimney
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HVD 5
44Helix
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HVS 5b 3
45Helix SlabHD 3
46Easter
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M 7
47Back Lash
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D 6
48Dog Leg Crack
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HD 4
49Brutus
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HVS 5b 3
50Pobble Wall
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VS 4c *9
51The Corner
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VS 4c *9
52Eye SpyHD 1
53Eye Spy Direct StartVD 1
54No Prisoners
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none 6b *2
55I Surrender
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D 3
56Babelogne
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HS 3
57Pigs on the Wing
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D 2
58Sloopy
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VS 4c 1
59Ceasor
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HVS 5a 1
60Modern Primitive
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E3 5b *2
61Black Crack
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S 4a 1
62Black Crack Variation Finish
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VS 4b 1
63Dreams
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VD 3
64The Chain
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D 1
65Holly Wall
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VD 2
66Holly Crack
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D  
67The Cleft
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D  
68Swinger
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S 4a 1
69Twister
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S 4a 3
70Twister Variation Startnone 5b *1
71Wall and Slab
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VS 5a 1
72Wall and Slab variation finishHVS 4c *1
73Anyone's DaughterE3 5c 3
74Five-A-Side FinishE2 5b 4
75Stonemaster
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E1 5b **7
76Crack and Groove
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S 4a *9
77Wall and Groove
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E1 5a 10
78Deception
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VS 4c 1
79Next Crack
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D 2
80TyrusHS 4b 1
81Twin Cracks
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D 1
82Puffing Billy
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S 4a 3
83Rocket ArÍteHVS 5b *1
84Two HootsVS 5b *1
85Choo Choo
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S 2
86Choo Choo VariationD 1
87Variation Directnone 6a 1
88Jet Lag
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D 2
89Short Wallnone 5c 1
90Dangle
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HVS 5a *2
91Primate Wardrobe Supervisor
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E2 5c **1
92Incline and Fall
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E2 6a * 
93Group 4 Factor
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E1 5b 3
94Ripples
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VS 5a 3
95Chattanooga
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VS 4c 5
96Smoothy
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S 4a 2
97A Question of Sport
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HVS 5b 3
98A Matter of Taste
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HVS 5a 2
99A Matter of Taste Direct Start
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E1 5c 1
100Signal Ridge
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HVD 3c 5
101Signal Ridge Variation Start
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HVD 4b 4
102Rampant
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VS 4c 1
103Saunter Slab
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HVS 5b 1
104The Pot HoleHVS 5b 1
105Inclination
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HVS 5a 1
106Cosy Corner
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VD 3c ***41
107Drop Out
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A2  
108Dropout FreeE12 7b *** 
109Greenhow Chimney
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D **17
110Time Captain
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E4 5c **5
111Ellis's Eliminate
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E3 5c *2
112Little Chimney
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D 1
113Tiptoe
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none 5a 3
114Cellar Wall Right
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none 4c 1
115Cellar Wall Centre
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none 5b 1
116Cellar Wall Left
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none 4b 1
117Wind ShadowVS 4c *1
118Slipstream
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VD 4
119UnderdogVS 5a 1
120Pseudo ScienceE1 5c *1
121South Buttress Direct
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HVS 5c 1
122Parallels
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S 4a 4
123Short Flakenone 4c 1
124Hang Tough
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E2 6a * 
125Gym Junkies
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E3 6b ***5
126Clarity
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HVS 5b  
127Out of Time
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HVS 5b  
128Time
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S 4a 4
129OvertimeVS 5a 2
 Bouldering 
131Waylanderf6C+ ***3
132Nadirf6C+ **1
133Big Pawf7A * 
 Unchecked Routes 

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