Giggleswick North

Climbs 107 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces SW

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.

Access 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.

Yorkshire Limestone (2005),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004), Yorkshire Limestone (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Route 1S 4
3Lay-By Slabs DirectVS 5a 1
4The ReachHVS 5b  
5Easy PickingsS 1
6Skyline RouteVS 4b  
7Red RagE1 5c * 
8Liquid Acrobat6a *34
9Broken Flake WallHVS 4c **4
10Dreams in which I'm Dying6a *22
11Sport for All6a+ *30
12North of the Border6a *28
13The Fakir Awakes5c *25
14Original ChimneyS 4b  
15Bed of NailsS 4a  
16Honeyed Dwarf6b 4
18Yew Tree WallS 4a 3
19ThunderballHVS 5b 1
20Pulp Friction6c+ *4
21Blue Movies7a+ *2
22Cinemascope6a+ **2
23Film Clips6a *17
24Jack HornerVD 1
26ClearanceMVS 4b  
27Jungle BunnyMVS 4b  
28Dragon WallVS 4c  
29Taking The MikeyHVS 4c 1
30Seconds Choice7a 44
31We Come in Fear7c *4
32The Sound of One Hand Slapping7c *15
33The Jordanator8b ***1
34Tonto8c+ *** 
35Kleptomania8a ***10
36Angel Eyes8b+ * 
37Super Bowl7c * 
38Hollywood Bowl7c **1
39Hollywood BowlA2 2
40Whitelock Witchery7b *1
41Illywacker7b+ **28
42Accelerator8b+ ***1
43Divine Brown7c+ **6
44Divine Sunset7c+ **3
45Sunset Boulevard7c **19
46The BrinkVS 4b 2
47BottleVS 4b 1
48BrinkmanshipVS 4c 1
50Stumpy5c 19
51The Adze6a+ 20
52Tong and Groove6a *39
53Joinery6a+ 25
54The Craftsman6b+ **23
55Debbie Direct6b **43
56Fellsman Revisited6b+ *28
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer chris_j_s

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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
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 03/Jun/2010

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