Ingleby Incline

North York Moors

Some of the best climbs in the area on clean, wind-blasted sandstone. Emphasis on the 'Wind-blasted' - the area was nicknamed 'Siberia' by local ironstone miners.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North East Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 87
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1961
Grid Reference: NZ604039

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.

Parking and Approach

It is customary to park near Bank Foot Farm NZ592060 a km east of Ingleby Greenhow by minor road. The old cinder rail bed has restricted vehicular access and a 2 1/2 km walk or cycle ride brings you to the foot of the Incline. Almost another km up the Incline brings you to a gate from where the south end of the crag can be seen and accessed above, allow an hour on foot.. Locals visiting the north end buttresses frequently travel along the moortop path and drop down to Bank Foot.

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.

 No Dogs (except guide, hearing or assistance dogs)

Group Advice

Groups should be aware of the steep hillside and the scarcity of belays in places.

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