Rivelin Quarries

Climbs 118 – 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!

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.

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
 RHODODENDRON CRACK AREA  
2Fall of GraceE6 6b * 
3EntrapmentE2 5b 1
4Rhododendron CrackE1 5a *8
5Chimp 'B'V6 *1
6Glom OntoV6 6b **3
7Ipecacuanha GrooveHVS 5a *4
8Ipecacuanha CrackVS 4c 2
9Luke Pie StalkerE1 5c  
10Digit GrooveVS 4c 1
11EarthbootsE6 6c ** 
12Jack the GrooveE6 6c **1
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
21Sex DriveE3 6b *3
22Black Slab ArêteE1 6a *6
23Black SlabHVS 5a *19
24The Two TomsE1 5b *29
25PigletHVS 5b *15
26That's My LotE8 7a ** 
27Luxury GapE2 5b  
28Jeremy BearE1 5b  
29WilsonVD 3
30HeathVD 2
31Dirty DawnE2 5b  
32EutechtoidE2 5b  
33Rabbit ButtressHVS 5a * 
34Cup of Tea?E4 6b  
35Vegetated CornerVD  
36Dubious ArêteVS 4b  
 WEB BUTTRESS  
38The WebS 1
39Web ArêteV2 5c  
40SpidersE2 5b  
41Black WidowE2 5b  
42Funnel WebHVS 5b  
 MAGIC ROUNDABOUT AREA  
44Dustbin in SaigonHS  
45Jungle WayS  
46Mr RustyHVS 5a  
47Polar BearVS 5a  
48HerbaciousnessVS 4b  
49ParaquatVS 4c  
50And Now For Something Completely DifferentE5 6b *1
51Snivelin RivelinE3 6a *2
52PythonesqueE2 5c  
53PhallacyVS 4b  
54Mr MacHenryE1 5b  
55Portnoy's ComplaintE2 5b **11
56FlexE6 6c ***4
57The Final Overthrow of the Green DevilE5 6b * 
58E.B.M.C. 1VS 4b  
59ZebedeeVS 4c  
60Sore ThumbHVS 5b  
61Direct ComebackHVS 5b *3
62ComebackHVS 5a  
63Go AwayE3 6a  
64Stunt ChildrenE4 6b 1
65Cold School ClosureE4 6c * 
66DougalE2 6a  
67MenloveS  
68Crab WaddyE2 5b *1
69FlorenceHVS 5a  
70DeliveredE4 6a * 
71Awkward WillyE2 5c *1
72Tree SurgeonE1 5b  
73Simmo's WallV3 6a  
74Simmo's ArêteV0+ 5b  
75PaulS  
76BasilS  
77Bangkok HighwayVS 4a  
78LaybyHVS 4c 1
79Hans So LowHVS 4c  
80HeadacheHVS 5a 1
81Biffo the BearHVS 5a  
82BrianHVS 5b 2
83The Magic RoundaboutE1 5c  
 BIG QUARRY  
85Feet NeetE5 6c ** 
86Super TedE5 6c * 
87Teddy Bears' PicnicE4 6b **4
88DextrasolE1 5b *10
89GlucoseHVS 5a *9
90The Bear NecessitiesE5 6b ** 
91PaddingtonE4 6a **1
92Boira AiraE4 6a  
93SucroseHVS 5a 1
94Jabba the SlutE2 5b 1
95FructoseE1 5a  
96GormenghastHVS 4c  
97Sweeter than SugarE2 5b  
98SaccharineHVS 5a  
99PervertHVS 4c  
 FINAL QUARRIES  
101Fond MemoriesE4 6a  
102ManqueHVS 4c  
103100 Acre WoodHVS 4c  
104The ForestVS 4b  
105SewerplumbHS  
106HeffalumpS 1
107Jungle FormulaE1 5c  
108Iain's ArêteV7 6b  
109Nik's WallV11 7a  
110Non RibV6 6b 1
111WolHS  
112Cheeses of NazarethE2 6a 1
113Happy CampusV8 6c *1
114No ClassV9 6c **1
115Cheeks 'n' BeaksV9 6c ***3
116Edward BearVS 4c  
117Woozle DirectVS 4c 4
118The WebbS 1
119GourmetHVS 5b * 
120KangaS 1
121NuSkin *V4 6a **3
122Mini Beak Rib *f6B+ *6
123Mini Beak *f7A *7
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
Great crag and with several lines recently cleaned. Would really recommend a trip the routes we did were good and there were plenty of others to come back for too. Just need people to get out of the mentality that Stanage is the only place in the peak to climb and the routes would get enough traffic to not need any cleaning. Where is everyone's sense of adventure!
Calum Wadsworth - 20/Mar/15
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!
peppermill - 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.
Pylon King Against Capit@lism - 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