From the sella turcica to the foramen magnus is a slippery slope called the slope or "clivus". The top part is sphenoid and most is occipital bone. It is about as interesting as a tongue blade. But it does keep exciting company: forward is pituitary, behind is spinal cord-medulla, off the sides are oculomotor nerve, the trigeminal nerve, facial & intermediate nerves, vestibulocochlear nerve, and closer in the abducens nerve (to eye muscles), glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves, hypoglossal rootlets and dead on the mid and hind brain with important blood vessels (basilar artery, branches & tributaries).

Think of it like the Jersey Shore board walks. It isn't the wood, but the sea to one side and tasty treats to the other.