The 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
Jumpey Wooller
8m. The left-hand arete of the back wall is sustained and slappy, using a layaway high on the right. A small Hex in a sandy...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6c
2
The Eye
8m. The right-hand 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....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E2 6a
3
Declaration
12m. The blunt rib in the middle of the northwest arete is highly technical and relies upon some broken holds.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E5 6c
4
Angst
12m. Climb the groove in the arete to the flat roof then step left to a grasping, shelving exit. Fortunately large Friends in...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 5c
5
The Original Route
12m. Climb the groove to the roof then exit rapidly right (crux) to join Croton Oil and a finish up the 'rickety-flake'. Low in...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
6
Croton Oil Top 50
20m. A great classic, possibly the best on the edge, featuring fine climbing and good protection throughout. From the centre of...
16 user comments
 
3 Stars
HVS 5a
7
Only Human
14m. The right-hand side of the south face leads to desperate moves (where a peg runner used to be) up the final steep wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E5 6c
8
The Spiral Route
28m. A mini expedition that does what it says on the tin! All in all, the easiest way to the summit, although it is not that...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
  • Latest Comments

    For RIVELIN

    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

    Oversight
    "I agree: somewhere in between VS 4c & the Severe 4a it gets on the UKC datab..." 09/Jan

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