After the burly section on Illywacker © AdamBrown
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.
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.
|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