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Rivelin Quarries

South Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 114 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 253m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Esoteric, and almost a gem, given more traffic to clean up the routes. SDhrouded in trees, lichenous and slow to dry, this is a summer venue (but take the midge cream and a brush). Recent developments have added to many worthwhile climbs here, but most of the quality lies in the extreme grades. Best routes are Zebedee and Florence (both VS 4c), Portnoy's Complaint (E2 5b), Teddy Bear's Picnic (E4 6b), The Final Overthrow of the Green Devil (E5 6b), Neat Feet, Flex and Earthboots (all E5 6c). The recent E8 sounds interesting!

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Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Burbage, Millstone and Beyond (2006),
Out of print: Peak District: Bouldering (2004), Peak Climbs - Stanage (1989)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
 1ST BAY  
3Fall of GraceE6 6b * 
4Rhododendron CrackE1 5a *3
5Glom Ontof6C+ **2
6EntrapmentE2 5b  
7Ipecacuanha GrooveHVS 5a *3
8Ipecacuanha CrackVS 4c 2
9Luke Pie StalkerE1 5c  
10Digit GrooveVS 4c 1
11EarthbootsE6 6c ** 
12Jack the GrooveE6 6c ** 
13Syrup of FigsVS 4c  
14Altered EdgeE2 5c  
15Christopher Robin and Winnie the PoohVS 4b  
16The Direct FinishE1 5b  
17HoneypotE2 5c  
18Transit StrapS  
19G'DayE1 5a  
20Black SnowS 1
 2ND BAY  
22Sex DriveE3 6b *2
23Black Slab AreteE1 6a 4
24Black SlabHVS 5a *13
25The Two TomsE1 5b *18
26PigletHVS 5b *7
27That's My LotE8 7a  
28Luxury GapE2 5b  
29Jeremy BearE1 5b  
30WilsonVD 3
31HeathVD 2
32Dirty DawnE2 5b  
33EutechtoidE2 5b  
34Rabbit ButtressHVS 5a * 
35Cup of Tea?E4 6b  
36Vegetated CornerVD  
37Dubious AreteVS 4b  
39The WebS 1
40SpidersE2 5b  
41Black WidowE2 5b  
42Funnel WebHVS 5b  
44Dustbin in SaigonHS  
45Jungle WayS  
46Mr RustyHVS 5a  
47Polar BearVS 5a  
48HerbaciousnessVS 4b  
49ParaquatVS 4c  
50And Now For Something Completely DifferentE5 6b *1
51Ministry of Silly WalksE1 5a 1
52Snivelin RivelinE3 6a * 
53PythonesqueE2 5c  
54PhallacyVS 4b  
55Mr MacHenryE1 5b  
56Portnoy's ComplaintE2 5b **3
57FlexE6 6c ***3
58The Final Overthrow of the Green DevilE5 6b * 
59E.B.M.C. 1VS 4b  
60ZebedeeVS 4c  
61Sore ThumbHVS 5b  
 Climb nameGradex
62Direct ComebackHVS 5b *3
63ComebackHVS 5a  
64Go AwayE3 6a  
65Stunt ChildrenE4 6b  
66Cold School ClosureE4 6c * 
67DougalE2 6a  
69Crab WaddyE2 5b *1
70FlorenceHVS 5a  
71DeliveredE4 6a * 
72Awkward WillyE2 5c *1
73Tree SurgeonE1 5b  
76Bangkok HighwayVS 4a  
77LaybyHVS 4c 1
78Hans So LowHVS 4c  
79HeadacheHVS 5a 1
80Biffo the BearHVS 5a  
81BrianHVS 5b 2
82The Magic RoundaboutE1 5c  
84Feet NeetE5 6c ** 
85Super TedE5 6c * 
86Teddy Bears' PicnicE4 6b **1
87DextrasolE1 5b *5
88GlucoseHVS 5a *5
89The Bear NecessitiesE5 6b ** 
90PaddingtonE4 6a **1
91Boira AiraE4 6a  
92SucroseHVS 5a 1
93Jabba the SlutE2 5b  
94FructoseE1 5a  
95GormenghastHVS 4c  
96Sweeter than SugarE2 5b  
97SaccharineHVS 5a  
98PervertHVS 4c  
100Fond MemoriesE4 6a  
101ManqueHVS 4c  
102100 Acre WoodHVS 4c  
103The ForestVS 4b  
105HeffalumpS 1
106Jungle FormulaE1 5c  
107Nik's Wallf8A  
108Non Ribf7A 1
110Happy Campusf7B *1
111Cheeses of NazarethE2 6a 1
112No Classf7B+ **1
113Cheeks 'n' Beaksf7C ***3
114Edward BearVS 4c  
115Woozle DirectVS 4c 2
116The WebbS 1
117GourmetHVS 5b * 
118KangaS 1
119NuSkinV4 6a **3
120Mini Beak Ribf6B+ *5
121Mini Beakf7A *5
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Access notes
Most easily approached by traversing left from the left-hand end of Rivelin Edge. The first quarry is reached in a few mins. The owner is not keen on climbing taking place there.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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This place is nowhere near as green as you might expect. There are some areas however which are covered in ghostbusters style ectoplasm. People need to realise there are more Peak guides than Eastern Grit!
Troy Tempest - 29/Jan/10

I don't understand why this place is so neglected. Maybe its because the peak punters are spoilt. This has some really great routes that just need a bit of a clean up.
The Pylon King - 17/Sep/09

Rivelin Quarries access Just to let you know that the Norfolk Arms pub has closed and sold and I believe will be made into a house so parking there for the Quarries is probably no longer a good idea.
Ropeboy - 05/Jan/08

Definitely NOT a summer venue. Wait for a dry spell during winter when the trees have died back a bit and go and sample some of the best routes on quarried grit.
Nik at work - 26/Feb/03