Climbs 73
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 320m a.s.l
Faces SW

Snowberry Topping © Mr Fuller

Crag features

'A vastly under rated crag. Went up there yesterday for another look, I was blown away! The reputation of this crag is that it is sandy and loose on a small and large scale. While this is true in some areas, there are a few high quality routes up there with the best around.'

Luke Hunt, march 09

This large sandstone outcrop is on the famous hill overlooking teeside. The routes are long for the area and certainly have a big feel to them. The quality of the rock varies considerably. The main face has variable quality rock. The two cracks on the left hand end are well worth a look (one HVS 5a, the other E1 5b). The best route at the crag takes the line directly up the main face. Good quality solid climbing.

There are some lovely micro routes on high quality moors sandstone at the right hand end.

Not in the 2003 North East England guide, due to the poor quality of the rock (half the routes from the previous guide have since fallen down!.

Online guide at, details of routes can be found at

Most of the routes listed on this site are now gone or have changed. The routes will be rearranged next year after a topo is sorted.

Watch walkers/kids don't mess with your anchor.. top belaying recomended. [Ian Jackson 6/06]

Approach notes

Open Land


Totally wicked venue! NOT LOOSE. NOT SANDY on the routes recorded. The main face and the cracks either side are ace and the bouldering is also brilliant.
Franco Cookson OLD - 17/Jan/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Main Face 
2Jesus Loves LukeHVS 5b *2
3StimulatorHVS 5a 4
4EliminatorE2 5b *1
5The Pasketti AlpinistE5 6a ***6
6Pasketti DirectE7 6b? *** 
HVS 5b 2
8AcceleratorHVS 5b *3
 The Red Wall 
10Rivers Of SandE4 6a 3
11The Shelff6C **3
 Peripheral outcrops 
13Slab Route (Ordinary)
VD 2
14Slab Route (Direct)
VS 4c 1
15The Groove
D 7
HS 4b 3
17Thunder Clap
HVS 5b 1
18Summer House Crack
19The Mantleshelf
VS 4c 6
20The Cleft
HS 4b 3
21Aireyholme Chimney
D 8
VS 5a 5
S 4a 8
24The Alcove Left Hand
HD 6
25The Alcove Right Hand
VD 5
HS 4b 5
53Sugarloaf - Problem 4 *f3 2
54Sugarloaf - Problem 5 *f3 3
55Sugarloaf - Problem 6 *f4 2
56Hammer *f6A *1
57Weather of Weapons *f7B * 
58Shield Maiden *f7A+  
59Odin's Grace *f7B+  
60Legend *f6A+ 1
61Crack of Thunder *f6A *3
623000 BC *f6B+ 1
63Shinned *f6A+ 2
64Rex *f6B 1
65Stegosaurus *f7A+  
66Newton Groove *f4 1
67Raptor *f7A * 
68Undercut ArÍte *f6A  
69Undercut Arete (Standing) *f4+ 1
70Miner's Face *f5 3
71Crack One *f3 3
72Carved Slab *f3 3
73Crack Two *f3 3
74The Edge of Glory *f7C+ *** 
75Run From Home *VS 4b  
76The Model *f6C  
77Eastern Promise *VS 5a  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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