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Rivelin Edge

South Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 205 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 270m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
The low-level, south-facing outcrop of Rivelin Edge is often ignored because of a rogue reputation for midges and greenery. Whilst this can be true on a hot summer's day, in autumn and winter the cliff comes into its own, getting all the sun that is going, drying rapidly and being sheltered enough to be climbable when the other edges are a frozen, wind-blasted wasteland. The simple approach and the fact that it is inside the Sheffield city boundary makes it a popular quick-hit-crag when time is short. There is the possibility to finish work and nip out for an ascent of the Needle before the sun sets; alternatively grab the opportunity of a beautiful winter's day to have a go at one of the big aretes or blank walls whilst the friction is good. The central area of the cliff, around the Rivelin Needle, has the highest quality concentration but hidden away in the trees are some real gems across the grade range. Overall the place is well worth a few trips and after each visit it is likely that you will have spotted another excellent route to aim for next time.

Access notes
Limited parking close to Rivelin Dam (SK 276869), opposite which a track leads to the LH end of the edge (5 min). Bus stop at Rivelin Arms 200m east.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

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1.1mm rain
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16 °C
16 kph

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18 °C
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0.2mm rain
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15 kph
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Guidebooks
Peak Bouldering (2014), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Peak District : Climbing (2008), Peak NE Pokketz (2007), Burbage, Millstone and Beyond (2006), Eastern Grit (2006), On Peak Rock (2003),
Out of print: Peak District: Bouldering (2004), Peak Gritstone East (2001), Peak Climbs - Stanage (1989)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 *LEFT HAND ROCKS*  
 BIRCH BUTTRESS  
3Birch SideVS 5a 14
4Birch BarkVS 5a 68
5Birch ButtressS 4a *273
6Don't Birch the DocHVS 4c 115
7Birch CrackHD *205
8Silver and WhiteHVS 5a 46
9BirchHVS 5a 72
10Birch BranchE1 5b  
11Cool RibV3 6a *51
12Cool RunningV3 6b *38
13Faze ActionV7 6c *3
14Hot DogV0+ 5b 27
15Hot Dog RightV0- 4c 8
16Purple HazeV7 6b *14
17Master KushV10 7a *5
 PRESIDENT'S BUTTRESS  
19Red's SlabHS 4b 73
20Red's Slab VariationsVS 4c 18
21We're Only Here for the SmearE4 5c *44
22White House CrackS 4a *124
23The President's CrackVS 4b *34
24MilenaE6 6b * 
25Senator's GullyS 4b 57
26Money for Old RopeE3 6b  
27Stealing The Misanthropes WalletHVS 6a 2
28Ray CrackVS 5a 43
29Parallel UniverseE3 6b 2
30UkaseHS 4b 4
31Friday ClubV6 6b  
32Beginner's ButtressS 5
33Beginner's RouteD 6
 SCARLETT'S BAY  
35JadeHVS 5b  
36The Caress of the Blubbery HandE2 6a  
37Vice Like GripHVS 5b 7
38TwisterVS 4c 28
39Seville FlakeHVS 5a *37
40The BarberHVS 5b 6
41AusfahrtE2 5b **21
42ExitE3 5c **64
43JadedE4 6b *9
44Der KommissarE4 6a *2
45Moontan StartV7 6c 9
46MoontanE5 6c *1
47Kremlin KrackHVS 5a *188
48Scarlett's ChimneyHS 4b *178
49Left UnderHVS 5a 47
50Left EdgeHVS 4c *487
51Better Late Than NeverE1 5a 364
52Rivelin SlabM 154
53Angle RibHVS 5a 35
54Angle CrackD 208
55SolitaireVD 275
56IsolationS 4a 235
57Rodney's DilemmaS 4a *608
58End of the RoadE1 5c 11
59ClinkerE5 6c *2
60Temple CrackVD 270
61Crafty CockneyE2 5c *16
62Pious FlakeS 4b 193
63Tree CrackD 189
64Long Hot WinterE1 6b 1
65UlexS 4b 51
66Gardener's PleasureS 242
67White OutE2 5c **279
68Interminable DrizzleE3 6c  
69TrivialE3 6a  
70Trivial Pursuits 1E1 6b 6
71Trivial Pursuits 2E1 6a 42
 THE NEEDLE AREA LEFT  
73Bleausard RidgeV4 6a 2
74Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***876
75Blizzard Ridge DirectE1 5b **83
76The TempestE5 6b *29
77Jonathan's ChimneyHS 4b *543
78Jonad RibVS 4c 453
79David's ChimneyVD *501
80Mad as CowsE1 5c 6
81Layback CrackVD 114
82Corner CrackHS 4a 36
83Twin HoleVS 4c 53
84Acid ReignE2 6b 79
85Fluff 'n' StuffE1 6a 1
 RIVELIN NEEDLE  
87The EyeE2 6a *5
88DeclarationE5 6c * 
89AngstE3 5c **41
90The Original RouteE2 5c **161
91Croton OilHVS 5a ***1299
92Only HumanE5 6c * 
93The Spiral RouteVS 4c **174
94Jumpey WoollerE6 6b ** 
 THE NEEDLE AREA RIGHT  
96Pensioner's WallVS 4c 3
97Grandpa's 'tacheVS 4b 2
98UnbelievableVS 5a 1
99Face Climb 1HVD *295
100Face Climb 1.5VS 4b *214
101I'm BackE4 6a *26
102Jelly BabyHVS 5b 58
103Face Climb Number 2VS 4c 466
104Crack OneS 4a 239
105Garibaldi TwinsE2 6a 1
106Takes the BiscuitE4 6b *1
107OversightVS 4c 145
108Crack TwoHD 103
109Where Bulldykes Daren'tE2 6b 26
110Shelf WallVS 4c *225
 Climb nameGradex
 THE BRUSH OFF AREA  
112Birth of VenusE2 6b 1
113Easy PickingE2 6b **93
114Easy Picking Startf6B 20
115Holly GutVS 4c 1
116Oliver's TwistVS 4b 41
117Short but ThickHVS 5a 2
118The TerminatorE5 6c *2
119I'll Be BackE5 6b  
120Grim FandangoE5 5c *5
121The Brush OffE4 5c ***201
122Party AnimalE3 5c *91
123Fringe BenefitE1 5b **457
124Ebenezer's StaircaseVD 62
125Deep ChimneyVD 28
126FumfVS 5a *235
127Wobbly WallHVS 5b *116
128Europe After RainE4 6b 12
 PLAGUE BUTTRESS  
130CaravaggioE3 6a * 
131OutsiderE2 5c **75
132Ring of RosesHVS 5a *16
133Big AlE7 7a *2
134PlagueE4 6b *13
135The CreviceVD *51
136The SlotHVD 15
137Moss Side/Chips and PeasVS 4b 148
138Lichen SlabS 4a *156
139Lichen Slab DirectHVS 5a 6
140Earl's ArêteD 2
141SparksE5 6c **2
142Sparks Startf7B **17
143Palm CharmerE3 5c *28
144Auto da FeE4 6a ***106
145ReprieveE3 5c *33
146Left Holly Pillar CrackS 4a 164
147Right Holly Pillar CrackS 4a 42
148HereticVS 4c 1
149Kellog CornerVD 29
150Double DeckerE4 6a 4
151Caveman's CaperHS 4b 16
152Boulder ClubE3 6c 14
 *RIGHT HAND AREA*  
 WILKINSON'S WALL AREA  
155RibelinHVS 5a  
156Bust a GutHS 4b  
157TapasV0 5a  
158Chimp 'A'V7 6c  
159Bodle's BulgeHVS 5a 3
160Cocaine PlaceHVS 5a 41
161Wilkinson's WallVS 4b *131
162Of Mice and MenE5 6b 2
163Mount KrustyVS 4c  
164Snell's RibVD 3
165Daylight ArêteHVS 5a  
166DiffusionVS 4b 3
167Who let the Daylight In?VS 4c  
168ConfusionVS 4b 5
169CompulsionVD 4
170Herbacious ArboricultureVD 3
171Cartridge CrackHS 4b 2
172Hole and CornerD 4
173Shocking NewsE1 5c 1
174Shocking News (Direct Start)E1 6a  
 ROOF ROUTE BUTTRESS  
176SummertimeE3 5c *4
177Small TimeE2 6b 1
178Renshaw's RemedyVD **188
179Regular RouteHVS 5a 129
180Groove RouteHVS 5b *165
181Roof RouteHVS 5b **195
182Root RouteS 4b *380
183The Bush OffS 4b *27
184DynastyE4 6a *3
185April FoolE2 5b *42
186StephHVS 5a *36
187Thumb Warsf7C **1
 ALTAR CRACK BUTTRESS  
189AltercationHVS 5a *17
190PeccaviE4 5c  
191DeviationE2 6a  
192ReredosHVS 5a *6
193New MediterraneanE5 6c **11
194MoolahE5 6b **11
195Altar CrackVS 4c ***606
196NonsuchHVS 5b **319
197GrimaceE5 6c *1
198Gettin' Kinda SquirrellyE6 6b *8
199Vestry ChimneyVD 29
200Too MuchE2 6a *49
201AlteredV3 6a 10
 THE BANNED CLIMBS AREA  
203(The Orthogonal)S  
204(Double Flash)HVS 5a  
205(The Diagonal)VD 12
206(Seth's Slab)VS 4b 9
207(The Rattler)VS 4c 1
208(Blue Sky Arête)E1 5a  
209(Crack-Crack)VD 2
210(Towd Crack)VD 3
211(Big in Japan)VS 4c  
212(Lazy Arête)VS 4c 3
213(Green Corner)VD 8
214(Pillar Crack)S 8
215(Ash Tree Corner)S 5
216(Ash Tree Flake)VD 5
217(Esoteric Wall)HVS 5a  
218(Smirk)VS 4c 1
219(Pig Bag)VS 4c  
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Cool spot when it's windy
Jon_Warner - 25/Sep/10