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Rivelin Edge

South Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 206 – 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

 Today  Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed 

2.5mm rain
Sunny periods
19 °C
10 kph

3.6mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
15 kph

0.1mm rain
Sunny periods
11 °C
14 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
13 °C
9 kph

2.0mm rain
Sun
15 °C
13 kph
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Guidebooks
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

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 Climb nameGradex
 *LEFT HAND ROCKS*  
 BIRCH BUTTRESS  
3Birch SideVS 5a 14
4Birch BarkVS 5a 70
5Birch ButtressS 4a *276
6Don't Birch the DocHVS 4c 117
7Birch CrackHD *207
8Silver and WhiteHVS 5a 47
9BirchHVS 5a 74
10Birch BranchE1 5b  
11Cool RibV3 6a *52
12Cool RunningV3 6b *39
13Faze ActionV7 6c *3
14Hot DogV0+ 5b 27
15Hot Dog RightV0- 4c 8
16Purple HazeV7 6b *14
17Master KushV10 7a *5
18Uncle BuckVS 5a  
 PRESIDENT'S BUTTRESS  
 WHITE HOUSE BUTTRESS  
21Red's SlabHS 4b 74
22Red's Slab VariationsVS 4c 19
23We're Only Here for the SmearE4 5c *44
24White House CrackS 4a *125
25The President's CrackVS 4b *34
26MilenaE6 6b * 
27Senator's GullyS 4b 57
28Money for Old RopeE3 6b  
29Stealing The Misanthropes WalletHVS 6a 2
30Ray CrackVS 5a 43
31Parallel UniverseE3 6b 2
32UkaseHS 4b 4
33Friday ClubV6 6b  
34Beginner's ButtressS 5
35Beginner's RouteD 6
 SCARLETT'S BAY  
37JadeHVS 5b  
38The Caress of the Blubbery HandE2 6a  
39Vice Like GripHVS 5b 7
40TwisterVS 4c 28
41Seville FlakeHVS 5a *37
42The BarberHVS 5b 6
 KREMLIN KRACK  
44AusfahrtE2 5b **21
45ExitE3 5c **64
46JadedE4 6b *9
47Der KommissarE4 6a *2
48Moontan StartV7 6c 9
49MoontanE5 6c *1
50Kremlin KrackHVS 5a *188
51Scarlett's ChimneyHS 4b *178
52Left UnderHVS 5a 47
53Left EdgeHVS 4c *489
54Better Late Than NeverE1 5a 367
55Rivelin SlabM 154
56Angle RibHVS 5a 35
57Angle CrackD 209
58SolitaireVD 277
59IsolationS 4a 236
60Rodney's DilemmaS 4a *611
61End of the RoadE1 5c 11
62ClinkerE5 6c *2
63Temple CrackVD 270
64Crafty CockneyE2 5c *16
65Pious FlakeS 4b 194
66Tree CrackD 189
67Long Hot WinterE1 6b 1
68UlexS 4b 51
69Gardener's PleasureS 243
70White OutE2 5c **282
71Interminable DrizzleE3 6c  
72TrivialE3 6a  
73Trivial Pursuits 1E1 6b 6
74Trivial Pursuits 2E1 6a 42
 THE NEEDLE AREA LEFT  
76Bleausard RidgeV4 6a 2
 BLIZZARD RIDGE  
78Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***881
79Blizzard Ridge DirectE1 5b **83
80The TempestE5 6b *29
81Jonathan's ChimneyHS 4b *543
82Jonad RibVS 4c 454
83David's ChimneyVD *504
84Mad as CowsE1 5c 6
85Layback CrackVD 114
86Corner CrackHS 4a 36
87Twin HoleVS 4c 53
88Acid ReignE2 6b 79
89Fluff 'n' StuffE1 6a 1
 RIVELIN NEEDLE  
91The EyeE2 6a *5
92DeclarationE5 6c * 
93AngstE3 5c **41
94The Original RouteE2 5c **161
95Croton OilHVS 5a ***1307
96Only HumanE5 6c * 
97The Spiral RouteVS 4c **176
98Jumpey WoollerE6 6b ** 
 THE NEEDLE AREA RIGHT  
100Pensioner's WallVS 4c 3
101Grandpa's 'tacheVS 4b 2
102UnbelievableVS 5a 1
 FACE CLIMB  
104Face Climb 1HVD *295
105Face Climb 1.5VS 4b *214
106I'm BackE4 6a *26
107Jelly BabyHVS 5b 59
108Face Climb Number 2VS 4c 468
109Crack OneS 4a 240
110Garibaldi TwinsE2 6a 1
111Takes the BiscuitE4 6b *1
112OversightVS 4c 146
113Crack TwoHD 103
 Climb nameGradex
114Where Bulldykes Daren'tE2 6b 26
115Shelf WallVS 4c *225
 THE BRUSH OFF AREA  
117Birth of VenusE2 6b 1
118Easy PickingE2 6b **95
119Easy Picking Startf6B 20
120Holly GutVS 4c 1
121Oliver's TwistVS 4b 41
122Short but ThickHVS 5a 2
123The TerminatorE5 6c *2
124I'll Be BackE5 6b  
125Grim FandangoE5 5c *5
126The Brush OffE4 5c ***204
127Party AnimalE3 5c *92
128Fringe BenefitE1 5b **461
129Ebenezer's StaircaseVD 63
130Deep ChimneyVD 29
131FumfVS 5a *237
132Wobbly WallHVS 5b *116
133Europe After RainE4 6b 12
 PLAGUE BUTTRESS  
135CaravaggioE3 6a * 
136OutsiderE2 5c **75
137Ring of RosesHVS 5a *16
138Big AlE7 7a *2
139PlagueE4 6b *13
140The CreviceVD *52
141The SlotHVD 16
142Moss Side/Chips and PeasVS 4b 149
143Lichen SlabS 4a *160
144Lichen Slab DirectHVS 5a 6
145Earl's ArêteD 2
146SparksE5 6c **2
147Sparks Startf7B **17
148Palm CharmerE3 5c *28
149Auto da FeE4 6a ***108
150ReprieveE3 5c *33
151Left Holly Pillar CrackS 4a 166
152Right Holly Pillar CrackS 4a 42
153HereticVS 4c 1
154Kellog CornerVD 29
155Double DeckerE4 6a 4
156Caveman's CaperHS 4b 16
157Boulder ClubE3 6c 14
 *RIGHT HAND AREA*  
 WILKINSON'S WALL AREA  
160RibelinHVS 5a  
161Bust a GutHS 4b  
162TapasV0 5a  
163Chimp 'A'V7 6c  
164Bodle's BulgeHVS 5a 3
165Cocaine PlaceHVS 5a 41
166Wilkinson's WallVS 4b *131
167Of Mice and MenE5 6b 2
168Mount KrustyVS 4c  
169Snell's RibVD 3
170Daylight ArêteHVS 5a  
171DiffusionVS 4b 3
172Who let the Daylight In?VS 4c  
173ConfusionVS 4b 5
174CompulsionVD 4
175Herbacious ArboricultureVD 3
176Cartridge CrackHS 4b 2
177Hole and CornerD 4
178Shocking NewsE1 5c 1
179Shocking News (Direct Start)E1 6a  
 ROOF ROUTE BUTTRESS  
181SummertimeE3 5c *4
182Small TimeE2 6b 1
183Renshaw's RemedyVD **189
184Regular RouteHVS 5a 129
185Groove RouteHVS 5b *166
186Roof RouteHVS 5b **197
187Root RouteS 4b *382
188The Bush OffS 4b *27
189DynastyE4 6a *3
190April FoolE2 5b *43
191StephHVS 5a *36
192Thumb Warsf7C **1
 ALTAR CRACK BUTTRESS  
194AltercationHVS 5a *17
195PeccaviE4 5c  
196DeviationE2 6a  
197ReredosHVS 5a *6
198New MediterraneanE5 6c **11
199MoolahE5 6b **11
200Altar CrackVS 4c ***609
201NonsuchHVS 5b **320
202GrimaceE5 6c *1
203Gettin' Kinda SquirrellyE6 6b *8
204Vestry ChimneyVD 30
205Too MuchE2 6a *49
206AlteredV3 6a 10
 THE BANNED CLIMBS AREA  
208(The Orthogonal)S  
209(Double Flash)HVS 5a  
210(The Diagonal)VD 12
211(Seth's Slab)VS 4b 9
212(The Rattler)VS 4c 1
213(Blue Sky Arête)E1 5a  
214(Crack-Crack)VD 2
215(Towd Crack)VD 3
216(Big in Japan)VS 4c  
217(Lazy Arête)VS 4c 3
218(Green Corner)VD 8
219(Pillar Crack)S 8
220(Ash Tree Corner)S 5
221(Ash Tree Flake)VD 5
222(Esoteric Wall)HVS 5a  
223(Smirk)VS 4c 1
224(Pig Bag)VS 4c  
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Cool spot when it's windy
Jon_Warner - 25/Sep/10