RIVELIN


The low-level, south-facing outcrop of Rivelin Edge was once ignored because of its reputation for midges and tree-shrouded greenery. It is now widely known that it is sheltered enough to be a great venue in the winter and the quick and easy approach (it is inside the Sheffield city boundary) makes it popular when time is short. It is possibe to finish work and nip out for an ascent of the Needle before the sun sets. Alternatively grab the opportunity on 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, near the Rivelin Needle, has the highest quality concentration of good routes but hidden away to either side are some gems across the grades. The place is well worth several trips; Rivelin no longer plays second fiddle to some of its more illustrious brethren.

Routes

128 trad routes (D...E7)
10 boulder problems (f6A+...f7B+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Birch Buttress
Tucked away on the far left-hand side of the natural edge is a pleasant slabby buttress and a...
10
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
White House Buttress
A secluded buttress with a mixture of old fashioned crack climbs and more modern stuff up the blank...
11
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
Kremlin Krack
The left end of the main section of the cliff is a steep bay bounded on the right by a pleasant...
16
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
Blizzard Ridge
A fine arete gives one of the cliff's classic HVS routes, though it is a bit of a bold one. There...
18
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
Rivelin Needle
Standing proudly in front of the cliff is the fine obelisk of the Rivelin Needle, one of grit's...
8
Trad
No sun
Up and down

0 mins

sheltered
Face Climb
Behind the Needle is a low wall with some shorter climbs. They are mostly tricky to protect.
12
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
The Brush Off
To the right of the clean, quarried wall behind the Rivelin Needle is the fine slabby face of The...
15
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

12 mins

sheltered
Plague and Auto da Fe
A couple of good buttresses; the left-hand one has a pair of highly technical outings both...
14
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
Wilkinson's Wall
A small set of indifferent routes and a bit of bouldering just round from the impressive arete of...
12
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
Roof Route
The edge continues with an impressive buttress offering some great challenges which are rarely...
11
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
Altar Crack
Rivelin winds up with this fine little buttress. Altar Crack and Nonsuch are great crack climbs,...
11
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
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