Sun 27th Feb, 2022

Gritstone Sun Rock Meet

Daniel O'Brien

For those of you staying behind while a lucky bunch jet off to Norway for some freezing cold winter adventures, this meet will offer something entirely different.

100% guaranteed good* weather awaits on the Gritstone Sun Rock meet.  We will be heading to Rivelin Edge for a balmy* relaxing* jaunt on and absolutely classic crag.

Rivelin is a great venue for winter cragging due to it’s sheltered aspect and quick and easy approach.  There is a good mix of grades with a number of well-starred routes in the VD-VS range and some absolute classics in the VS-HVS range including routes up the spectacular Rivelin Needle which require an abseil descent.

Parking is in the free car park on the south side of the dam at Rivelin Reservoir on the A57.  Apparently the car park is now locked at 6pm every evening so we’ll have to be sure to be back at the cars by then. From the car park, walk back to the A57 and take the path opposite that runs gently upwards towards the crag.  A left fork (don’t wander off rightwards) takes you to the base of the crag - the whole walk should take around 5-10 minutes from the road.

I’ll be at the car park at 9.30am and aiming to get to the crag for 10.00am.  We’ll base ourselves near the Rivelin Needle which allows easy access to much of the crag.

Hope to see you there!


*your milage may vary - thermos flasks may be useful.

Daniel O'Brien

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