Ingleby Incline

Climbs 129 – 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.

Access 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.


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 *
2One Armed BanditHVS 5b
3Heather StompVD 4a
4Fifteen LoveVD
5Turner's TumbleS 4c *
6Seven UpD
7PepsiHVS 5a
8Diet PepsiS 4c
9Pepsi MaxE1 6a *
10LibertyE1 5c *
11Flight PathVS 5a *
12Crack and UpD
13Head MasterMVS 4c
15Communist CrackD
16The Green RouteHVD
17Pizza PieD
18Heather CrackHS
19Hash BrownsVS 5a *
20GeronimoE2 5c *
21Big MacVD
22Humble BeginningsHVD
23Tender TrapHVS 5c *
24Chock CrackVS 4c *
25Marrakech ExpressHS 4b *
26Deep ImpactHVS 5b *
27SoapHVS 5a
28Corner CrackS 4a
29Coumartin SlabE1 5b *
30Coumartin Slab VariationHVS 5b
31Block ChimneyS 4a
32PickpocketE1 5b **
33What Planet Are You OnHVS 5a
34What Planet Are You On - VariationE1 5b
35Rack and PinionHS 4a *
36Rack and Pinion Variation FinishVS 4c
37Top GunHVS 5a ***
38Martin's WallHVS 5c
39Love or ConfusionE4 6b *
40Physical GraffitiE5 6c
41Hunters' ChimneyHVD
42HelixHVS 5b
43Helix SlabHD
45Back LashD
46Dog Leg CrackHD
47BrutusHVS 5b
48Pobble WallVS 4c *
49The CornerVS 4c *
50Eye SpyHD
51Eye Spy Direct StartVD
52No Prisonersnone 6b *
53I SurrenderD
55Pigs on the WingD
56SloopyVS 4c
57CeasorHVS 5a
58Modern PrimitiveE3 5b *
59Black CrackS 4a
60Black Crack Variation FinishVS 4b
62The ChainD
63Holly WallVD
64Holly CrackD
65The CleftD
66SwingerS 4a
67TwisterS 4a
68Twister Variation Startnone 5b *
69Wall and SlabVS 5a
70Wall and Slab variation finishHVS 4c *
71Anyone's DaughterE3 5c
72Five-A-Side FinishE2 5b
73StonemasterE1 5b **
74Crack and GrooveS 4a *
75Wall and GrooveE1 5a
76DeceptionVS 4c
77Next CrackD
78TyrusHS 4b
79Twin CracksD
80Puffing BillyS 4a
81Rocket ArêteHVS 5b *
82Two HootsVS 5b *
83Choo ChooS
84Choo Choo VariationD
85Variation Directnone 6a
86Jet LagD
87Short Wallnone 5c
88DangleHVS 5a *
89Primate Wardrobe SupervisorE2 5c **
90Incline and FallE2 6a *
91Group 4 FactorE1 5b
92RipplesVS 5a
93ChattanoogaVS 4c
94SmoothyS 4a
95A Question of SportHVS 5b
96A Matter of TasteHVS 5a
97A Matter of Taste Direct StartE1 5c
98Signal RidgeHVD 3c
99Signal Ridge Variation StartHVD 4b
100RampantVS 4c
101Saunter SlabHVS 5b
102The Pot HoleHVS 5b
103InclinationHVS 5a
104Cosy CornerVD 3c ***
105Drop OutA2
106Dropout FreeE12 7b ***
107Greenhow ChimneyD **
108Time CaptainE4 5c **
109Ellis's EliminateE3 5c *
110Little ChimneyD
111Tiptoenone 5a
112Cellar Wall Rightnone 4c
113Cellar Wall Centrenone 5b
114Cellar Wall Leftnone 4b
115Wind ShadowVS 4c *
117UnderdogVS 5a
118Pseudo ScienceE1 5c *
119South Buttress DirectHVS 5c
120ParallelsS 4a
121Short Flakenone 4c
122Hang ToughE2 6a *
123Gym JunkiesE3 6b ***
124ClarityHVS 5b
125Out of TimeHVS 5b
126TimeS 4a
127OvertimeVS 5a
129Waylanderf6C+ ***
130Nadirf6C+ **
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fab crag- just so much to go at and such lovely rock.
Franco Cookson - 11/Aug/12
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