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.

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 nameGrade
 *LEFT HAND AREA* 
 BIRCH BUTTRESS 
3Birch SideVS 5a
4Birch BarkVS 5a
5Birch ButtressS 4a *
6Don't Birch the DocHVS 4c
7Birch CrackHD *
8Silver and WhiteHVS 5a
9BirchHVS 5a
10Birch BranchE1 5b
11Cool RibV3 6a *
12Cool RunningV3 6b *
13Faze ActionV7 6c *
14Hot DogV0+ 5b
15Hot Dog RightV0- 4c
16Purple HazeV7 6b *
17Master KushV10 7a *
18Uncle BuckVS 5a
 PRESIDENT'S BUTTRESS 
20Red's SlabHS 4b
21Red's Slab VariationsVS 4c **
22We're Only Here for the SmearE4 5c *
23White House CrackS 4a *
24The President's CrackVS 4b *
25MilenaE6 6b *
26Senator's GullyS 4b
27Money for Old RopeE3 6b
28Stealing The Misanthropes WalletHVS 6a
29Ray CrackVS 5a *
30Parallel UniverseE3 6b
31UkaseHS 4b
32Friday ClubV6 6b
33Beginner's ButtressS
34Beginner's RouteD
 SCARLETT'S BAY 
36JadeHVS 5b
37The Caress of the Blubbery HandE2 6a
38Vice Like GripHVS 5b
39TwisterVS 4c
40Seville FlakeHVS 5a *
41The BarberHVS 5b
42AusfahrtE2 5b **
43ExitE3 5c **
44JadedE4 6b *
45Der KommissarE4 6a *
46MoontanE5 6c *
47Moontan StartV7 6c
48Kremlin KrackHVS 5a **
49Scarlett's ChimneyHS 4b *
50Left UnderHVS 5a
51Left EdgeHVS 4c *
52Better Late Than NeverE1 5a
53Rivelin SlabM
54Angle RibHVS 5a
55Angle CrackD
56SolitaireVD
57IsolationS 4a
58Rodney's DilemmaS 4a **
59End of the RoadE1 5c
60ClinkerE5 6c *
61Temple CrackVD
62Crafty CockneyE2 5c *
63Pious FlakeS 4b
64Tree CrackD
65Long Hot WinterE1 6b
66UlexS 4b
67Gardener's PleasureS
68White OutE2 5c **
69Interminable DrizzleE3 6c
70TrivialE3 6a
71Trivial Pursuits 1E1 6b
72Trivial Pursuits 2E1 6a
 THE NEEDLE AREA LEFT 
74Bleausard RidgeV4 6a
75Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***
76Blizzard Ridge DirectE1 5b **
77The TempestE5 6b *
78Jonathan's ChimneyHS 4b *
79Jonad RibVS 4c
80David's ChimneyVD *
81Mad as CowsE1 5c
82Layback CrackVD
83Corner CrackHS 4a
84Twin HoleVS 4c
85Acid ReignV5 6b
86Fluff 'n' StuffV3 6a
 RIVELIN NEEDLE 
88The EyeE2 6a *
89DeclarationE5 6c *
90AngstE3 5c **
91The South-West Corner (Original Route)E2 5c **
92Croton OilHVS 5a ***
93Only HumanE5 6c *
94The Spiral RouteVS 4c **
95Jumpey WoollerE6 6b **
 THE NEEDLE AREA RIGHT 
97Pensioner's WallVS 4c
98Grandpa's 'tacheVS 4b
99UnbelievableVS 5a
100Face Climb No. 1VD *
101Face Climb No. 1.5VS 4b *
102I'm BackE4 6a *
103Jelly BabyHVS 5b
104Face Climb No. 2VS 4c
105Crack OneS 4a
106Garibaldi TwinsE2 6a
107Takes the BiscuitE4 6b *
108OversightVS 4c
109Crack TwoHD
110Where Bulldykes Daren'tV4 6b
111Shelf WallVS 4c *
 THE BRUSH OFF AREA 
113Birth of VenusE2 6b
114Easy PickingE2 6b **
115Easy Picking StartV4 6b
116Holly GutVS 4c
117Oliver's TwistVS 4b *
118Short but ThickHVS 5a
119The TerminatorE5 6c *
120I'll Be BackE5 6b
121Grim FandangoE5 5c **
122The Brush OffE4 5c ***
123Party AnimalE3 5c *
124Fringe BenefitE1 5b **
125Ebenezer's StaircaseVD
126Deep ChimneyVD
127FumfVS 5a *
128Wobbly WallHVS 5b *
129Europe After RainE4 6b **
 PLAGUE BUTTRESS 
131CaravaggioE2 5c *
132OutsiderE2 5c **
133Ring of RosesHVS 5a *
134Big AlE7 7a *
135PlagueE4 6b *
136The CreviceVD *
137The SlotHVD
138Moss Side/Chips and PeasVS 4b
139Lichen SlabS 4a
140Lichen Slab DirectHVS 5a
141Earl's ArêteD
142SparksE5 6c **
143Sparks StartV8 6c **
144Palm CharmerE3 5c **
145Auto da FeE4 6a ***
146ReprieveE3 5c *
147Left Holly Pillar CrackS 4a **
148Right Holly Pillar CrackS 4a
149HereticVS 4c
150Kellog CornerVD
151Double DeckerE4 6a
152Caveman's CaperHS 4b
153Boulder ClubE3 6c
 *RIGHT HAND AREA* 
 WILKINSON'S WALL AREA 
156RibelinHVS 5a
157Bust a GutHS 4b
158TapasV0 5a
159Chimp 'A'V7 6c
160Bodle's BulgeHVS 5a
161Cocaine PlaceHVS 5a
162Wilkinson's WallVS 4b *
163Of Mice and MenE5 6b
164Mount KrustyVS 4c
165Snell's RibVD
 CONFUSION SLAB 
167Daylight ArêteHVS 5a
168DiffusionVS 4b
169Who let the Daylight In?VS 4c
170ConfusionVS 4b
 HERBACIOUS ARBORICULTURE AREA 
172CompulsionVD
173Herbacious ArboricultureVD
174Cartridge CrackHS 4b
175Hole and CornerD
176Shocking NewsE1 5c
177Shocking News (Direct Start)E1 6a
 ROOF ROUTE BUTTRESS 
179SummertimeE3 5c
180Small TimeE2 6b
181Renshaw's RemedyVD **
182Regular RouteHVS 5a
183Groove RouteHVS 5b *
184Roof RouteHVS 5b **
185Root RouteS 4b **
186The Bush OffS 4b *
187DynastyE4 6a *
188April FoolE2 5b *
189StephHVS 5a *
190Thumb WarsV9 6c **
 ALTAR CRACK BUTTRESS 
192AltercationHVS 5a *
193PeccaviE4 5c
194DeviationE2 6a
195ReredosHVS 5a *
196New MediterraneanE5 6c **
197MoolahE5 6b **
198Altar CrackVS 4c ***
199NonsuchHVS 5b **
200GrimaceE5 6c *
201Gettin' Kinda SquirrellyE6 6b *
202Vestry ChimneyVD
203Too MuchE2 6a **
204AlteredV3 6a
 THE BANNED CLIMBS AREA 
206(The Orthogonal)S
207(Double Flash)HVS 5a
208(The Diagonal)VD
209(Seth's Slab)VS 4b
210(The Rattler)VS 4c
211(Blue Sky Arête)E1 5a
212(Crack-Crack)VD
213(Towd Crack)VD
214(Big in Japan)VS 4c
215(Lazy Arête)VS 4c
216(Green Corner)VD
217(Pillar Crack)S
218(Ash Tree Corner)S
219(Ash Tree Flake)VD
220(Esoteric Wall)HVS 5a
221(Smirk)VS 4c
222(Pig Bag)VS 4c
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Cool spot when it's windy
Jon_Warner - 25/Sep/10
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