Rivelin Edge

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.

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 nameGrade
3Birch SideVS 5a 14
4Birch BarkVS 5a 71
5Birch ButtressS 4a *283
6Don't Birch the DocHVS 4c 120
7Birch CrackHD *211
8Silver and WhiteHVS 5a 47
9BirchHVS 5a 75
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 *16
17Master KushV10 7a *5
18Uncle BuckVS 5a  
20Red's SlabHS 4b 74
21Red's Slab VariationsVS 4c **19
22We're Only Here for the SmearE4 5c *45
23White House CrackS 4a *126
24The President's CrackVS 4b *34
25MilenaE6 6b * 
26Senator's GullyS 4b 57
27Money for Old RopeE3 6b  
28Stealing The Misanthropes WalletHVS 6a 2
29Ray CrackVS 5a *43
30Parallel UniverseE3 6b 2
31UkaseHS 4b 4
32Friday ClubV6 6b  
33Beginner's ButtressS 5
34Beginner's RouteD 6
36JadeHVS 5b  
37The Caress of the Blubbery HandE2 6a  
38Vice Like GripHVS 5b 7
39TwisterVS 4c 28
40Seville FlakeHVS 5a *39
41The BarberHVS 5b 6
42AusfahrtE2 5b **21
43ExitE3 5c **66
44JadedE4 6b *9
45Der KommissarE4 6a *2
46MoontanE5 6c *1
47Moontan StartV7 6c 9
48Kremlin KrackHVS 5a **188
49Scarlett's ChimneyHS 4b *181
50Left UnderHVS 5a 48
51Left EdgeHVS 4c *499
52Better Late Than NeverE1 5a 369
53Rivelin SlabM 154
54Angle RibHVS 5a 35
55Angle CrackD 212
56SolitaireVD 280
57IsolationS 4a 240
58Rodney's DilemmaS 4a **625
59End of the RoadE1 5c 11
60ClinkerE5 6c *2
61Temple CrackVD 273
62Crafty CockneyE2 5c *16
63Pious FlakeS 4b 197
64Tree CrackD 193
65Long Hot WinterE1 6b 1
66UlexS 4b 51
67Gardener's PleasureS 245
68White OutE2 5c **288
69Interminable DrizzleE3 6c  
70TrivialE3 6a  
71Trivial Pursuits 1E1 6b 6
72Trivial Pursuits 2E1 6a 43
74Bleausard RidgeV4 6a 2
75Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***894
76Blizzard Ridge DirectE1 5b **84
77The TempestE5 6b *29
78Jonathan's ChimneyHS 4b *550
79Jonad RibVS 4c 458
80David's ChimneyVD *510
81Mad as CowsE1 5c 6
82Layback CrackVD 114
83Corner CrackHS 4a 37
84Twin HoleVS 4c 54
85Acid ReignV5 6b 81
86Fluff 'n' StuffV3 6a 1
88The EyeE2 6a *6
89DeclarationE5 6c * 
90AngstE3 5c **41
91The South-West Corner (Original Route)E2 5c **163
92Croton OilHVS 5a ***1328
93Only HumanE5 6c * 
94The Spiral RouteVS 4c **178
95Jumpey WoollerE6 6b ** 
97Pensioner's WallVS 4c 3
98Grandpa's 'tacheVS 4b 2
99UnbelievableVS 5a 2
100Face Climb No. 1VD *301
101Face Climb No. 1.5VS 4b *218
102I'm BackE4 6a *28
103Jelly BabyHVS 5b 59
104Face Climb No. 2VS 4c 469
105Crack OneS 4a 241
106Garibaldi TwinsE2 6a 1
107Takes the BiscuitE4 6b *3
108OversightVS 4c 147
109Crack TwoHD 103
110Where Bulldykes Daren'tV4 6b 26
111Shelf WallVS 4c *226
113Birth of VenusE2 6b 1
114Easy PickingE2 6b **95
115Easy Picking StartV4 6b 21
116Holly GutVS 4c 1
117Oliver's TwistVS 4b *42
118Short but ThickHVS 5a 2
119The TerminatorE5 6c *2
120I'll Be BackE5 6b  
121Grim FandangoE5 5c **5
122The Brush OffE4 5c ***205
123Party AnimalE3 5c *95
124Fringe BenefitE1 5b **469
125Ebenezer's StaircaseVD 63
126Deep ChimneyVD 29
127FumfVS 5a *239
128Wobbly WallHVS 5b *119
129Europe After RainE4 6b **14
131CaravaggioE2 5c * 
132OutsiderE2 5c **77
133Ring of RosesHVS 5a *16
134Big AlE7 7a *2
135PlagueE4 6b *13
136The CreviceVD *52
137The SlotHVD 18
138Moss Side/Chips and PeasVS 4b 149
139Lichen SlabS 4a 161
140Lichen Slab DirectHVS 5a 6
141Earl's ArêteD 2
142SparksE5 6c **2
143Sparks StartV8 6c **17
144Palm CharmerE3 5c **30
145Auto da FeE4 6a ***109
146ReprieveE3 5c *33
147Left Holly Pillar CrackS 4a **167
148Right Holly Pillar CrackS 4a 43
149HereticVS 4c 1
150Kellog CornerVD 29
151Double DeckerE4 6a 4
152Caveman's CaperHS 4b 16
153Boulder ClubE3 6c 14
156RibelinHVS 5a  
157Bust a GutHS 4b  
158TapasV0 5a  
159Chimp 'A'V7 6c  
160Bodle's BulgeHVS 5a 3
161Cocaine PlaceHVS 5a 42
162Wilkinson's WallVS 4b *132
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 RemedyVD **190
182Regular RouteHVS 5a 132
183Groove RouteHVS 5b *166
184Roof RouteHVS 5b **204
185Root RouteS 4b **386
186The Bush OffS 4b *27
187DynastyE4 6a *3
188April FoolE2 5b *44
189StephHVS 5a *36
190Thumb WarsV9 6c **1
192AltercationHVS 5a *17
193PeccaviE4 5c  
194DeviationE2 6a  
195ReredosHVS 5a *6
196New MediterraneanE5 6c **11
197MoolahE5 6b **11
198Altar CrackVS 4c ***620
199NonsuchHVS 5b **323
200GrimaceE5 6c *1
201Gettin' Kinda SquirrellyE6 6b *8
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
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