Rivelin Needle

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

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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)...
17 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVS
2
Only Human
The right-hand side of the south face leads to desperate moves up the final steep wall.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5
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,...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
VS
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...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6
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...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2
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...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5
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...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
E3
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...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2