Climbs 75
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 http://www.climbonline.co.uk/roseberry_topping.htm, details of routes can be found at francocookson-climbing.blogspot.com

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

Guidebooks

Went up for walk today, never climbed here but the routes looked excellent. Tried a little bit of bouldering (albeit in trainers!) and it was pretty good. Looks like there some routes that are pretty secure, but others on the left of the main face look like theres significant damaged and risk of loose rock. Not loads of places to set up on top - probably best threading the concrete trig point with a sling, but take a decent length rope for this as its a little way back from the edge. Planning on taking some gear up and having a proper try some time soon. Please message me if you have any info/advice/topos/guide notes!
broganhume - 03/Jul/16
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
2 Jesus Loves Luke HVS 5b * 2
3 Stimulator HVS 5a 4
4 Eliminator E2 5b * 1
5 The Pasketti Alpinist E5 6a *** 6
6 Pasketti Direct E7 6b? ***  
7 Transcendor
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HVS 5b 2
8 Accelerator HVS 5b * 3
  The Red Wall
10 Rivers Of Sand E4 6a 3
11 The Shelf V5 6b ** 4
  Peripheral outcrops
13 Slab Route (Ordinary)
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VD 3
14 Slab Route (Direct)
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VS 4c 2
15 The Groove
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D 9
16 Walla
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HS 4b 4
17 Thunder Clap
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HVS 5b 1
18 Summer House Crack
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HVD 8
19 The Mantleshelf
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VS 4c 8
20 The Cleft
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HS 4b 4
21 Aireyholme Chimney
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D 10
22 Havago
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VS 5a 7
23 Neb
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S 4a 10
24 The Alcove Left Hand
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HD 7
25 The Alcove Right Hand
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VD 6
26 Dangle
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HS 4b 7
27 Dangle Variation
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VS 4c 4
28 Dangle Direct Start
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VS 4c 4
  boulders
30 T-Rex f7A+ * 3
31 Asgard f7A+ * 3
32 Wings Of Insanity f7B+ *** 1
33 Roseberry Topping summit
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summit 60
34 Little Gem HVD 2
35 Cleveland Way M 2
36 Stook S 1
37 Stepped Corner M 3
38 Golden Slab - Problem 1 * f4+ 3
39 Golden Slab - Problem 2 * f4+ 3
40 Leaning Block - Problem 1 * f4+ 4
41 Leaning Block - Problem 2 * f4+ 4
42 The Fresh Block - Problem 1 * f2  
43 Organ Wall * f5  
44 Organ Grinder * f6C+  
45 Fresh Meat * f7A  
46 Odin's Shelter - Problem 1 * f4 7
47 Odin's Shelter - Problem 2 * f4 7
48 Odin's Shelter - Problem 3 * f4 7
49 Asgard (Variation) * f6B+ * 1
50 Sugarloaf - Problem 1 * f5+ 4
51 Sugarloaf - Problem 2 * f5+ * 6
52 Sugarloaf - Problem 3 * f5 6
53 Sugarloaf - Problem 4 * f3 8
54 Sugarloaf - Problem 5 * f3 9
55 Sugarloaf - Problem 6 * f4 7
56 Hammer * f6A * 1
57 Weather of Weapons * f7B *  
58 Shield Maiden * f7A+  
59 Odin's Grace * f7B+ 1
60 Legend * f6A+ 1
61 Crack of Thunder * f6A * 3
62 3000 BC * f6B+ 1
63 Shinned * f6A+ 2
64 Rex * f6B 1
65 Stegosaurus * f7A+  
66 Newton Groove * f4 1
67 Raptor * f7A *  
68 Undercut ArĂȘte * f6A 1
69 Undercut Arete (Standing) * f4+ 3
70 Miner's Face * f5 5
71 Crack One * f3 6
72 Carved Slab * f3 5
73 Crack Two * f3 6
74 The Edge of Glory * f7C+ ***  
75 Run From Home * VS 4b 1
76 The Model * f6C  
77 Eastern Promise * VS 5a  
78 The Edge of Glory (Standing) * f7B+ *** 3
79 Dangle direct start - sitting start * f6A+ 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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