Rivelin Needle

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Lots of sun!
10 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

Standing proudly in front of the main cliff is the fine obelisk of the Rivelin Needle, one of grit's more inaccessible summits. All the routes on the pinnacle are worth doing, whilst Croton Oil is a 'must-do' classic. Several climbs arrive at the small ledge of the Notch from where the 'rickety-flake' leads to the summit. This flake needs handling with great care and the placing of runners behind it is a bad idea.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Croton Oil Top 50
A great classic featuring fine climbing and good protection. At the lowest toe of the pinnacle, climb a wide crack (often damp)...
16 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVS 5a
2
Only Human
The right-hand side of the south face leads to desperate moves up the final steep wall.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E5 6c
3
The Spiral Route
A tough little expedition - the easiest way to the summit, but not that easy. Follow Croton Oil then move right to a crack,...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
4
Jumpey Wooller
The left arete is sustained and slappy, use a layaway high on the right. A small Hex in a sandy pocket offers doubtful...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6c
5
The Eye
The right arete on the short side of The Needle is only a couple of moves long, but one of those is a bit of a beast. If you...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E2 6a
6
Declaration
The centre of the west face is extremely technical. Climb a crack (gear) then slap up the blunt arete to the break. Finish...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E5 6c
7
Angst
Climb the groove in the arete to the flat roof then step left to a grasping exit. Fortunately large cams in the final break...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 5c
8
The Original Route
Climb the groove to the roof then exit right (crux) to Croton Oil and a finish up the rickety flake. Low in the grade but...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E2 5c
  • Latest Comments

    For RIVELIN

    Red's Slab
    "Changed from VS 4c to VS, 0% of 3 votes for" 06/Mar

    Jonad Rib
    "If you have microcams HS 4a, if not HVS 4a? No other proper gear till 3/4 way up..." 27/May

    April Fool
    "Line in the Fax guide seems too far left, ignore this? Protectable enough with s..." 09/Mar

    Altar Crack
    "What you see is what you get! A full on layback well beyond the easy gear. Eith..." 05/Mar

    Crack One
    "easy low down, felt hard at the top, the loose jug doesnt help. Harder than S4a" 03/Mar

    Croton Oil
    "Quite committing near the top, but some nice gear in the slightly smooth cracks...." 29/Jan top50

    Croton Oil
    "just wish it had scraped into K Wilsons hard rock because it is just as good as ..." 09/Jan top50

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