West Roseville

  • Grades: AU
  • Approach time: 2 minutes
  • Ascents: 38


Short crag with a few routes with mostly overhanging starts, pocketed and plated walls, and a roof.


A North Shore zero access sport crag! Has a number of cool little lines, including a great little 24 that busts through the roof! Climbs described left to right.

Apparently some mid-range bouldering off to the right (not checked).

Access issues

The crag is in Lane Cove National Park so no dogs, fires or rubbish.


Park on the corner of Shirley Rd and Valleyview Close, Roseville. Wander down hill into the bush trending left and you'll find the crag. Or take a faint track between number 130 and a light pole, past a boulder on your left, then veer right then back left to the top of the cliff to come out directly above Thunderbird. Descend to the right via chopped steps and boulder scramble.

Ethic inherited from North Shore

Respecting the enviroment and keeping crags clean will maintain a healthy and important relationship between the climbing community, local councils and National Parks. Carry out what you take in and enjoy what the North Shore has to offer.

If you come across an area that is being developed or you think could be under development, please show all due respect to the developers and do not climb the projects listed on thecrag.com.



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A great little climb in the backyard of the North Shore!

Start: Marked "24 Thunderbird". The first climb you reach after the walk down on the far left of the crag.

Over chossy undercut onto balancy, slabby face (1 carrot, 1 FH) up to old sling on RB (would not trust sling, take a longer draw) and out through roof past two RB's. Lower off last 2 bolts and clean draws from top.

FA: Munch, 1994

FFA: David Coward, 1995

Start 2m to the right of 'Thunderbird', up the obvious chossy corner crack. The crack narrows from hands to thin fingers up to underside of roof. Follow the line of 3 RB's through the roof out to end. Back climb to clean.

FA: Munch, 1994

Up the crack as for 'Thunderbird Variant' then trend away from the slab out into the roof following a line of bolts, finishing at the lip. Powerful moves.

Up the face beside a right facing flared corner crack. Move left around the arete and up face passing one questionable ring bolt in the process.Top rope off a tree back from the edge, careful not to get your rope wedged in the crack as it widens near the top.

FA: Munch, 1994

FA: Munch, 1994

FA: Munch, 1994

Start: Just right of Deal With It at right end of cliff.

Follow the line of 3 green ring bolts to top, then single suspect gal carrot and slopy moss mantle top out. Massive tree belay, no lower offs.

FA: Munch, 1993

Big layback to start then jam deep into the dirty crack avoiding the ironstone face plates as much as possible.

Start 1m to the right of Crackit. Up over mantle and through big moves on committing crimps. This route is SHARP! Three carrot bolts, all easiest clipped overhead and a two carrot toprope anchor.

FFA: Daniel Butler & DenisW, 24 Jul

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