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Rivelin Quarries

South Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 116 – 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.

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More: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire DalesMet Office: Peak District

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 nameGradex
2Fall of GraceE6 6b * 
3EntrapmentE2 5b  
4Rhododendron CrackE1 5a *3
5Glom Ontof6C+ **2
6Ipecacuanha GrooveHVS 5a *3
7Ipecacuanha CrackVS 4c 2
8Luke Pie StalkerE1 5c  
9Digit GrooveVS 4c 1
10EarthbootsE6 6c ** 
11Jack the GrooveE6 6c ** 
12Syrup of FigsVS 4c  
13Altered EdgeE2 5c  
14Christopher Robin and Winnie the PoohVS 4b  
15The Direct FinishE1 5b  
16HoneypotE2 5c  
17Transit StrapS  
18G'DayE1 5a  
19Black SnowS 1
20Sex DriveE3 6b *2
21Black Slab AreteE1 6a 4
22Black SlabHVS 5a *16
23The Two TomsE1 5b *20
24PigletHVS 5b *7
25That's My LotE8 7a  
26Luxury GapE2 5b  
27Jeremy BearE1 5b  
28WilsonVD 3
29HeathVD 2
30Dirty DawnE2 5b  
31EutechtoidE2 5b  
32Rabbit ButtressHVS 5a * 
33Cup of Tea?E4 6b  
34Vegetated CornerVD  
35Dubious ArêteVS 4b  
37The WebS 1
38SpidersE2 5b  
39Black WidowE2 5b  
40Funnel WebHVS 5b  
42Dustbin in SaigonHS  
43Jungle WayS  
44Mr RustyHVS 5a  
45Polar BearVS 5a  
46HerbaciousnessVS 4b  
47ParaquatVS 4c  
48And Now For Something Completely DifferentE5 6b *1
49Snivelin RivelinE3 6a * 
50PythonesqueE2 5c  
51PhallacyVS 4b  
52Mr MacHenryE1 5b  
53Portnoy's ComplaintE2 5b **5
54FlexE6 6c ***3
55The Final Overthrow of the Green DevilE5 6b * 
56E.B.M.C. 1VS 4b  
57ZebedeeVS 4c  
58Sore ThumbHVS 5b  
59Direct ComebackHVS 5b *3
60ComebackHVS 5a  
61Go AwayE3 6a  
 Climb nameGradex
62Stunt ChildrenE4 6b  
63Cold School ClosureE4 6c * 
64DougalE2 6a  
66Crab WaddyE2 5b *1
67FlorenceHVS 5a  
68DeliveredE4 6a * 
69Awkward WillyE2 5c *1
70Tree SurgeonE1 5b  
71Simmo's WallV3 6a  
72Simmo's ArêteV0+ 5b  
75Bangkok HighwayVS 4a  
76LaybyHVS 4c 1
77Hans So LowHVS 4c  
78HeadacheHVS 5a 1
79Biffo the BearHVS 5a  
80BrianHVS 5b 2
81The Magic RoundaboutE1 5c  
83Feet NeetE5 6c ** 
84Super TedE5 6c * 
85Teddy Bears' PicnicE4 6b **2
86DextrasolE1 5b *5
87GlucoseHVS 5a *5
88The Bear NecessitiesE5 6b ** 
89PaddingtonE4 6a **1
90Boira AiraE4 6a  
91SucroseHVS 5a 1
92Jabba the SlutE2 5b  
93FructoseE1 5a  
94GormenghastHVS 4c  
95Sweeter than SugarE2 5b  
96SaccharineHVS 5a  
97PervertHVS 4c  
99Fond MemoriesE4 6a  
100ManqueHVS 4c  
101100 Acre WoodHVS 4c  
102The ForestVS 4b  
104HeffalumpS 1
105Jungle FormulaE1 5c  
106Iain's ArêteV7 6b  
107Nik's WallV11 7a  
108Non RibV6 6b 1
110Cheeses of NazarethE2 6a 1
111Happy CampusV8 6c *1
112No ClassV9 6c **1
113Cheeks 'n' BeaksV9 6c ***3
114Edward BearVS 4c  
115Woozle DirectVS 4c 4
116The WebbS 1
117GourmetHVS 5b * 
118KangaS 1
119NuSkin *V4 6a **3
120Mini Beak Rib *f6B+ *5
121Mini 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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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