Climbs 144
Rocktype Limestone

Faces SW

What an eyefull! © johnboy3987

Crag features

Like its near neighbour the long thin line of well-disguised crags of Giggleswick Nouth offer only fleeting glimpses of grey limestone even in the middle of winter. The climbing is generally good with a wide choice of styles ranging from the extremely steep horizontal world of the Hollywood Bowl to a mix of easier sport climbs and traditional lines on the walls to its left. Due to its ease of access Giggleswick North is a popular evening or short-day venue and can be a viable venue in winter during a dry spell as it gets plenty of sun and is sheltered from northerly winds. The Hollywood Bowl is very steep and stays dry in the rain but it is prone to bad seepage and does not normally come into condition until late spring.

Approach notes

Giggleswick North is approached from parking pull-offs located on the road that runs west out of Settle towards the A65 (Ingleton amd Kendal). When approaching from Settle the parking place is on the right after the brow of the long hill 1 mile from Settle. When approaching from the A65 / Ingleton direction the parking place is on the left just before the brow of the hill about a quater of a mile from the junction with the A65. A path leads from the parking area and climbs to the base of the cliff line. The first crag to be encountered is the very obvious Hollywood Bowl. Further left just beyond an old wall and two yew trees the path splits take the narrow upper path above a broken crag. This path passes below the climbing on the North Buttess.

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Guidebooks

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire covers some of the best limestone crags in the UK including the big three of Malham, Kilnsey and Gordale. Alongside these titans are numerous other destinations that offer both sport and trad climbing throughout the grades, ranging from the intimidating walls of Blue Scar and Trow Gill to the long lines of newly-developed low to mid-grade sport crags such as Moughton Nab and Giggleswick South. Trad climbing is also well catered for on the walls and escarpments at the likes of Trowbarrow Quarry, Twistleton Scar, Attermire Scar and Witches Quarry.
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Yorkshire Limestone (2005)

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any idea where I can get an up to date topo or guide for Gigg north
daviesxxx - 26/Jun/13
May I withdraw my earlier comments; I was having a bad day, and say that, bar the noise, its actually quite good. Best place for 6'cs locally and a couple of decent easier routes too. I apologise unreservedly to the developers of the cliff!
Bulls Crack - 01/Apr/12
Some decent low grade routes, as well as the obvious and amazing Hollywood Bowl. Please, please crag moderator sort out the routes and grades!
chris_j_s - 31/May/10
Apart from the Bowl and a few of the harder routes + Ivy Buttress fairly dire. Short, cr*ppy routes in the main not worth excavating at the expense of habitats and wildlife.
Bulls Crack - 13/May/10
Good crag but noisey with the traffic. some routes are not in the guide book3.
Booey - 20/Sep/08
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Climbs at this crag

52Flights of Fancy7a+ *22
53Jackdaw HoleE2 5c *2
54Jackdaw Hole (sport)6c+ *2
55Threadbarely1 *2
56Pole Dancing6c+ *11
57The MaypoleE2 6a  
58Maypole Direct6c+ *6
59Maypole Revisited6c *4
60MoribundHVS 5b 7
61Northern Sole6a 39
62First Plaice5a 33
63New Threads6b+ *2
 Woodcutter's Buttress 
65Deception
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S 4
66TrepidationVD 3
67Three Steps to Heaven5c **3
68Centrepiece6a *3
69Dodgy Brexit6a+ *4
70Are Yew In?5b 3
71Are Yew Out?4c 2
72Birthday Surprise5b 3
73Ben Hur6a+ *53
74Sundowner6b *6
75Retro-Killer6c *40
76FellsmanE2 5c *5
77Fellsman (Revisited)6b+ *50
78Soft Touch6c *22
79Soft Touch (sport)6b+ 12
80Direct Debit7a **3
81DebbieHVS 5b *1
82Debbie Direct6a+ **90
83The Craftsman6b+ *47
84Joinery6a 43
85Tong and Groove6a 58
86Crosscut6b ***1
87The Adze6a+ 21
88Stumpy5c 41
 Hollywood Bowl 
90Brinkmanship
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VS 4c 1
91Brinks Mat Robbery5c *5
92New Bottle6b **6
93Back From the Brink6b *8
94Bottle
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VS 4b 1
95The BrinkVS 4b *5
96Enter Stage Left6a+ **7
97Glasto 156c+ 6
98The Brink Link4c *1
99Before Sunset7a+ *2
100Sunset Boulevard7c ***42
101Sunset brown7c+ **3
102Divine Sunset7c+ **6
103Divine Brown7c+ **12
104Accelerator8b+ ***1
105Illywacker7b+ ***72
106Aladdin8c ***1
107King of Thieves8c+ *** 
108Willywacker7c 2
109Whitelock Witchery7b+ *5
110Jorjas Connection7c **1
111Hollywood Bowl (aid)
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A2 2
112Hollywood Bowl7c **3
113Molly's Bowl7c * 
114Superbowl7c ** 
115Joe's Spork7b+ * 
116Angel Eyes8b+ *1
117Kleptomania8a **24
118Tonto8c+ *** 
119The Jordanator8b 1
120The Sound of One Hand Slapping7c *24
121We Come in Fear7c *4
122Seconds Choice7a *52
123Taking The Mikey
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HVS 4c 1
124Dragon Wall
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VS 4c  
125Jungle Bunny
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MVS 4b  
126Clearance
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MVS 4b  
 Hollywood Cup 
128Jack Horner
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VD 1
129Film Clips6a *18
130Blue Movies7b 2
131Cinemascope6a+ **2
132Pulp Friction6c+ *5
133Thunderball
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HVS 5b 1
134Yew Tree Wall
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S 4a 3
135Honeyed Dwarf6b 5
136The Fakir Awakes5c *29
 Parking Wall 
138Bed of Nails
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S 4a  
139Original Chimney
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S 4b  
140Cat in Clarke's Shoes6a 8
141North of the Border6a 42
142Sport for All6a+ *39
143Dreams in which I'm Dying6a *32
144Broken Flake Wall
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HVS 4c **5
145Liquid Acrobat6a *42
146Red Rag
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E1 5c * 
147Skyline Route
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VS 4b  
148Easy Pickings
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S 1
149The Reach
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HVS 5b  
150Lay-By Slabs Direct
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VS 5a 1
151Route 1
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S 4

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