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Climbs 142
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
2 Slug Pellet
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f6B 1
3 Ditch the Car f7B 1
4 The Slug
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f6C 5
5 The Right Slug f6C 2
6 Lettuce
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f6A  
  WAYLANDER
8 Moss Side f5+ 1
9 Danyal Left Side f6A+ 1
10 Danyal f6A * 4
11 Waylander f6C ** 13
12 The All-Seeing Beaver Eye f6C ** 1
13 Third Eye f6A+ 4
14 Five Thieves f6A+ 4
15 Chaos f5 3
  THE SHADOW
17 Illusions
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f5 1
18 Shadow Caster f5+  
19 Shadow Caster(Standing)
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f5 1
20 Trash Talker f6B+ * 1
21 Trash Talker(Standing)
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f6B 1
  DAVE
23 Criminal Badger Bonnet f6B+ 1
24 Invisible Light f4+ 1
25 Jaumamerphantang f7B * 1
26 Teeratuu f6C+  
27 Dave's Mate f6A 1
  THE STATION MASTER
29 Hannah Ward
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f5+ 1
30 Crack in the Wall f5  
31 The Station Master f6B * 1
32 On Time f6A  
33 Subterranea Britannica f6B  
  INCIDIOUS
35 Insidious f7B * 1
36 Big J f6A  
  EMERALD BLOCK
38 Yellow and Blue
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f5+  
39 The Colour of Money
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f6A+  
40 Envy
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f6A  
  SLEEPY HOLLOW
42 Headless Horseman f6C+ 2
43 Sleepy Hollow f7C+ *** 3
44 Sleepy Hollow(Standing)
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f7B ** 4
  UNDERCUT BLOCK
46 Siberia
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f5+ 1
47 Underhand f6B  
48 The Seat f5 1
49 Boring f6A  
  SHOOTERS WALL
51 Cheeseburger
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f6A 1
52 Gun Dog
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f2 1
53 Shooter
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f4 1
54 Boom
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f4 * 1
55 12 Bore f5 1
56 Beater f2 1
57 Big Flake f5 1
Climb name Grade
58 Direct Line f5  
59 Hip Flask f6A 1
60 Deflogisiticated Air f7A+  
  THE MONO BLOCK
62 Ronin Arête
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f6B  
63 Inclination f6C ** 4
64 Samurai Jack
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f6A+ * 3
65 Smithy
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f5 3
66 Aku f6B+ * 4
67 Pleasent Arête
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f5+ ** 3
68 Avoiding Pleasentries
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f6B+ * 2
69 Out of Pocket
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f7A 4
70 Hanging Crack f4+ 3
71 Mono Wall f6C ** 5
72 Mono Wall Arête f4+ 1
  THE MUSHROOM
74 Love Handles f5 1
75 The Mushroom - Problem 2 f5+ * 1
76 Strict Machine f5+ * 1
77 The Mushroom - Problem 4 f5+ 1
78 Strict Drill Sergeant f7B ** 2
79 Drill Sergeant f6C+ ** 5
80 Weekend Warrior f7A *  
81 Groovy Baby f6A+ 1
82 The Dish f6B * 1
83 Parker's Traverse f6B+ * 1
  THE BEAR PIT
85 Bear Hug f6A 2
86 Big Paw f7A ** 13
87 Big Brown bear f7C * 5
  BITCH SLAP BLOCK
89 Bitch Slap f7A+ * 1
  MAP BOULDER
91 Carte f4+ 1
92 Mappa f2+ 1
  NO PRISONERS
94 Circle my Demise f8A **  
95 Prisoner of War f7C+ *  
96 No Prisoners f6C **  
  CONCAVE SLAB
98 Smooth Criminal f6B 1
99 Flustered f6A 1
  THE CARRIAGE
101 Juncture f7B  
102 Expansions (Sit Start) f7A *  
103 Expansions f6C+ * 3
104 Removables f5+ * 1
105 The Carriage - Problem 4 f3 * 1
106 The Carriage - Problem 5 f2 2
107 The Carriage - Problem 6 f2 2
108 The Signal f4+ * 2
109 The Passage f3 * 4
110 Safe Passage f2 1
111 Full Steam f5 * 2
112 Hard Labour f5 2
113 Grease Monkey f4+ 2
Climb name Grade
  THE KNIFE
115 Give Blood f7B 1
116 The Knife f7A+ * 2
117 Like Butter f4+ 1
  EDGE SLABS
119 Edge Cracks f2 1
120 In Your Tracks f5  
121 Allergic Reaction f5 1
122 Conspiracy Theorist f5 * 1
123 Flake Wall f4+ 1
124 Route 66 f4 1
125 The I.M.F f4+ 1
126 Incredulous f4 1
127 Route One f4 1
  MIDNIGHT SLAB
129 Midnight Arete f4 1
130 The Shelf f5 1
131 Midnight Rib f4+ * 1
132 Midnight Crack f4 * 1
133 Kola Cube f3+ 1
134 Wind Of Change f4 1
  TILTED BLOCK
136 Traversity f5+ 1
137 Slab Route f5  
138 Pinball
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f6B  
  SPIRE BLOCK
140 Drumstick VB  
141 Murphy f4+ 1
142 Refresher f3 1
143 It's Just a Ride f6A * 1
144 Comet Crack f5+ 1
145 Genesis f4+ 1
  HOLLY BLOCK
147 Holly Arête
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f2 1
148 Prickly Balls
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f4 1
149 Holly Shit
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f4+ 1
  UNDERCUT SLAB
151 Hole In One f4 * 1
152 Bassless f4+ 1
153 Bassless(Sit Start)
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f6C  
154 Woofer
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VB  
  TANK BLOCK
156 Short and Sweet f6B * 1
157 Suicide Wasp f6C *  
158 Western Front f5+ 1
159 Rhomboid f6A 1
160 Tank Traverse f5+ * 1
  ELEMENT AREA
162 Incisions f6A+ 1
163 The Road to Damascus f5+ * 1
164 Element Arête f3 1
165 Chemical Shift f3 1
166 Element Area - Problem 5
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f2 1
  OTHER BOULDERS
168 The hatchet f4+ 2
169 Forestry Arete f6A * 1
170 Shelf Confidence f6A * 1

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