Rivelin Edge

Climbs 208 – 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.

Peak Bouldering (2014), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Peak District : Climbing (2008), Peak NE Pokketz (2007), Eastern Grit (2006), Burbage, Millstone and Beyond (2006), On Peak Rock (2003),
Out of print: Peak District: Bouldering (2004), Peak Gritstone East (2001), Peak Climbs - Stanage (1989)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Birch SideVS 5a 14
3Birch BarkHS 4a *71
4Birch ButtressS 4a **293
5Don't Birch the DocVS 5a *126
6Birch CrackVD **217
7Silver and WhiteHVS 5b 50
8BirchHVS 5b *77
9Birch BranchE1 5b  
10Cool RibV4 6a 56
11Cool RunningV4 6b *45
12Faze ActionV8+ 6c *3
13Hot DogV0+ 5b 27
14Hot Dog RightV0- 4c 8
15Purple HazeV7 6b *19
16Master KushV10 7a *10
17Uncle BuckVS 5a  
19Red's SlabVS 3c 74
20Red's Slab VariationsVS 4c **19
21We're Only Here for the SmearE3 5b *46
22White House CrackS 4a *127
23The President's CrackHVS 5b *36
24MilenaE6 6b 1
25Senator's GullyS 4a *57
26Money for Old RopeE2 6b  
27Stealing The Misanthropes WalletHVS 6a 2
28Ray CrackVS 5a *43
29Parallel UniverseE3 6b 6
30UkaseVS 4c 4
31Friday ClubV6 6b  
32Beginner's ButtressS 5
33Beginner's RouteD 6
35JadeHVS 5b  
36The Caress of the Blubbery HandE2 6a  
37Vice Like GripHVS 5b 7
38TwisterVS 4c 28
39Seville FlakeVS 4c *39
40The BarberHVS 5b 7
41AusfahrtE3 5c **21
42ExitE3 5c **67
43JadedE4 6b **10
44Der KommissarE4 6b **3
45MoontanE5 6c *1
46Moontan StartV7 6c 15
47Kremlin KrackHVS 5a **194
48Scarlett's ChimneyVS 4b *184
49Left UnderHVS 5a *49
50Left EdgeVS 4c **506
51Better Late Than NeverE1 5a *386
52Rivelin SlabM 162
53Angle RibHVS 5a 37
54Angle CrackD 223
55SolitaireHVD *290
56IsolationS 4a *249
57Rodney's DilemmaS 4a **638
58End of the RoadE1 5c 11
60ClinkerE5 6c 2
61Temple CrackHVD 4a *282
62Crafty CockneyE2 5c 16
63Pious FlakeS 4b *205
64Tree CrackVD *199
65Long Hot WinterE1 6b 1
66UlexHS 4b *51
67Gardener's PleasureHS 4b *253
68White OutE1 5c **298
69Interminable DrizzleE3 6c  
70TrivialE3 6a  
71Trivial Pursuits 1E1 6b 6
72Trivial Pursuits 2E1 6a 46
73Bleausard RidgeV4 6a 3
74Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***921
75Blizzard Ridge DirectE1 5b **92
76The TempestE5 6a **31
77Jonathan's ChimneyVS 4c **558
78Jonad RibVS 4c *470
79David's ChimneyVD **519
80Mad as CowsE1 5c 6
81Layback CrackD *120
82Corner CrackHVD *40
83Twin HoleHVS 5a 54
84Acid ReignV5 6b *89
85Fluff 'n' StuffV3 6a 1
87The EyeE2 6a *6
88DeclarationE5 6c * 
89AngstE3 5c **41
90The South-West Corner (Original Route)E2 5c *168
91Croton OilHVS 5a ***1355
92Only HumanE5 6c * 
93The Spiral RouteVS 4c **183
94Jumpey WoollerE6 6c * 
96Pensioner's WallVS 4c 3
97Grandpa's 'tacheVS 4b 2
98UnbelievableVS 5a 2
99Face Climb No. 1VD *306
100Face Climb No. 1.5VS 4c *221
101I'm BackE4 6a **30
102Jelly BabyE1 5c 59
103Face Climb No. 2VS 4b *474
104Crack OneS 4a 245
105Garibaldi TwinsE4 6b 1
106Takes the BiscuitE4 6b 3
107OversightHS 4b 150
108Crack TwoVD 4a 106
109Where Bulldykes Daren'tV4 6b 26
110Shelf WallVS 4c *229
112Birth of VenusE2 6b 1
113Easy PickingE2 6b **97
114Easy Picking StartV4 6b 22
115Holly GutVS 4c 1
116Oliver's TwistVS 4c *46
117Short but ThickHVS 5a 2
118The TerminatorE5 6c **3
119I'll Be BackE5 6b  
120Grim FandangoE5 6a *5
121The Brush OffE4 5c ***211
122Party AnimalE3 5c *96
123Fringe BenefitE1 5b **479
124Ebenezer's StaircaseVD 68
125Deep ChimneyHVD 29
126FumfVS 5a *242
127Wobbly WallHVS 5b *122
128Europe After RainV6 6b *17
130CaravaggioE3 6a * 
131OutsiderE2 5b *78
132Ring of RosesHVS 5b *16
133Big AlE7 6c *2
134PlagueE4 6b *13
135The CreviceHVD *52
136The SlotHVD 18
137Moss Side/Chips and PeasHS 4b *151
138Lichen SlabVS 4a 162
139Lichen Slab DirectHVS 5a 6
140Lichen Slab IIS 4a  
141Earl's ArêteD 2
142SparksV8 6c *2
143Sparks StartV8 6c **19
144Palm CharmerE3 5c **32
145Auto da FeE4 6a ***115
146ReprieveE3 5c *34
148Left Holly Pillar CrackS 4a *172
149Right Holly Pillar CrackS 4a *43
150HereticVS 4c 1
151Kellog CornerS 4a 29
152Double DeckerE4 6a 4
153Caveman's CaperHS 4b 16
154Bob PhlegmingHS 4b  
155Boulder ClubV5 6c *14
156RibelinHVS 5a  
157Bust a GutHS 4b  
158TapasV0 5a  
159Chimp 'A'V7  
160Bodle's BulgeHVS 5a 3
161Cocaine PlaceHVS 5a 42
162Wilkinson's WallVS 4b *133
163Of Mice and MenE5 6b 2
164Mount KrustyVS 4c  
165Snell's RibVD 3
167Daylight ArêteHVS 5a  
168DiffusionVS 4b 3
169Who let the Daylight In?VS 4c  
170ConfusionVS 4b 5
172CompulsionVD 4
173Herbacious ArboricultureVD 3
174Cartridge CrackHS 4b 2
175Hole and CornerD 4
176Shocking NewsE1 5c 1
177Shocking News (Direct Start)E1 6a  
179SummertimeE3 5c 4
180Small TimeE2 6b 1
181Renshaw's RemedyHVD **197
182Regular RouteHVS 5a *134
183Groove RouteHVS 5b *174
184Roof RouteHVS 5b **208
185Root RouteS 4a **395
186The Bush OffHS 4b 28
187DynastyE4 6a 3
188April FoolE2 5b *50
189StephHVS 5a *36
190Thumb WarsV9 6c **1
192AltercationHVS 5b *17
193PeccaviE4 5c  
194DeviationE2 6a  
195ReredosE1 5b *6
196New MediterraneanE5 6c **12
197MoolahE5 6b **12
198Altar CrackVS 4c ***634
199NonsuchE1 5b **333
200GrimaceE5 6c *1
201Gettin' Kinda SquirrellyE6 6b *10
202Vestry ChimneyVD 30
203Too MuchE2 6a *49
204AlteredV3 6a 10
206(The Orthogonal)S  
207(Double Flash)HVS 5a  
208(The Diagonal)VD 13
209(Seth's Slab)VS 4b 9
210(The Rattler)VS 4c 1
211(Blue Sky Arête)E1 5a  
212(Crack-Crack)VD 2
213(Towd Crack)VD 3
214(Big in Japan)VS 4c  
215(Lazy Arête)VS 4c 3
216(Green Corner)VD 9
217(Pillar Crack)S 8
218(Ash Tree Corner)S 5
219(Ash Tree Flake)VD 5
220(Esoteric Wall)HVS 5a  
221(Smirk)VS 4c 1
222(Pig Bag)VS 4c  
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Cool spot when it's windy
Jon_Warner - 25/Sep/10