Climbs 129
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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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

47Ivy SeptemberE1 5b 2
48Audience with Jello7c **1
49Stunned Mullett7b+ 2
50Flights of Fancy7a+ *16
51Jackdaw HoleE2 5c *2
52Pole Dancing6c+ *11
53The MaypoleE2 6a  
54Maypole Revisited6c * 
55MoribundHVS 5b  
56Northern Sole6a 33
57First Plaice5a 31
 Woodcutter's Buttress 
S 4
60TrepidationVD 3
61FellsmanE2 5c *5
62Soft Touch6c *20
63Birthday Surprise5b 1
64Ben Hur6a+ *47
65Sundowner6b *4
66Retro-Killer6c *34
67Fellsman (Revisited)6b+ *45
68DebbieHVS 5b * 
69Debbie Direct6a+ **77
70The Craftsman6b+ *39
71Joinery6a 40
72Tong and Groove6a 53
73The Adze6a+ 21
74Stumpy5c 40
 Hollywood Bowl 
VS 4c 1
VS 4b 1
78The BrinkVS 4b *5
79Back From the Brink6b *3
80Sunset Boulevard7c ***30
81Divine Sunset7c+ **4
82Divine Brown7c+ **13
83Accelerator8b+ ***1
84Illywacker7b+ ***54
85Aladdin8c ***1
86King of Thieves8c+ *** 
87Whitelock Witchery7b+ *5
88Jorjas Connection7c ** 
89Hollywood Bowl (aid)
A2 2
90Hollywood Bowl7c **1
91Molly's Bowl7c * 
92Superbowl7c ** 
93Joe's Spork7b+ * 
94Angel Eyes8b+ *1
95Kleptomania8a **14
96Tonto8c+ *** 
97The Jordanator8b 1
98The Sound of One Hand Slapping7c *22
99We Come in Fear7c *4
100Seconds Choice7a *47
101Taking The Mikey
HVS 4c 1
102Dragon Wall
VS 4c  
103Jungle Bunny
MVS 4b  
MVS 4b  
 Hollywood Cup 
106Jack Horner
VD 1
107Film Clips6a *18
108Blue Movies7b 2
109Cinemascope6a+ **2
110Pulp Friction6c+ *5
HVS 5b 1
112Yew Tree Wall
S 4a 3
113Honeyed Dwarf6b 5
114The Fakir Awakes5c *29
 Parking Wall 
116Bed of Nails
S 4a  
117Original Chimney
S 4b  
118Cat in Clarke's Shoes6a 8
119North of the Border6a 41
120Sport for All6a+ *38
121Dreams in which I'm Dying6a *31
122Broken Flake Wall
HVS 4c **5
123Liquid Acrobat6a *42
124Red Rag
E1 5c * 
125Skyline Route
VS 4b  
126Easy Pickings
S 1
127The Reach
HVS 5b  
128Lay-By Slabs Direct
VS 5a 1
129Route 1
S 4
130Soft Touch (sport)6b+ 6
6a+ 3
132Sunset brown *7c+ **2
133Glasto 15 *6c+ 1
134Enter Stage Left *6a+ **2
135Direct Debit *7a **2
136Willywacker *7c 2
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