Climbs 149
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 234m a.s.l
Faces SW

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sleepy hollow © jas wood

Crag features

Many problems covering a huge area of hillside below Greenhow Bank on some of the best rock in 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. Much of the bouldering requires a walk of up to 45 minutes but there are some boulders which lie less than 30 minutes from the car. Can easily be combined with routes up on the main crag. Classics include: The Signal (4+), Pleasant Arête (5+), It's Just a Ride (6a), Inclination (6b+), Mono Wall (6c), Waylander (6c), No Prisoners (6c), Drill Sergeant (6c+), Big Paw (7a) and Sleepy Hollow (7c+).

The boulders of 'Dave' and Insidious are now out of the trees and clean due to forest operations. Other boulders including The Shadow and Station Master will need reclaiming from nature.

Several new boulders have been cleaned: Bivvy Block is located about 100m before reaching The Station Master in the woods on the right. Also two new Incline Boulders including the problems of The hatchet and Forestry Arête are just south of Shooters Wall below the main track, all these new boulders dry fairly quickly.

Since the development of the Incline Boulders the area has become overgrown. Currently if you want to go to The Mushroom from Mono Block, its probably best to walk up the incline to the fence, follow this back north and approach from above. 

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

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