It has long been a plan to climb a graded climb at each of the tors of Dartmoor. Every year I say it, every year I move one step nearer or maybe two. This year it has been Ingra Tor and Leedon Tor added to the still very short list of achievements. The guide book doesn’t offer much to choose from so when it came to Ingra Tor I went with the quite bold and somewhat delicate: The Boyz are Back In Town – VS 4c.
Somewhat hidden in the damp/dark Ingra Tor quarry on the north side of the hill and then possibly quite easily missed the crag is a flat slab of quarried granite that offers little protection but an itriguing line. Starting at the right of the slab at a slanting vertical crack the line follows the disappearing crack up and towards the left. The top-out is interesting as ground fall beckons, just as the good handholds diminish.
Apparently the best climb at Ingra Tor is the boulder problem on the main tor’s North East face: Crimpanzee f5+. I’ll be back to prove that I’m not just Tor hunting.