Climbs 265
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 183m a.s.l
Faces SW

Brian Rossiter enjoys the last rays of winter sun. © nigel baker

Crag features

The short crags of Giggleswick South conceal themselves exremely well amongst dense tree cover, and offer only tempting glimpses of grey limestone even in the middle of winter. The climbing at Giggleswick South is reasonable with a choice of styles from the newly developed easier grade sport climbs on the Lower South Buttress, to the limited number of short but rewarding traditional lines more often than not on superb rock located on the Upper Crag. For those bent on difficulty the G-Spot has a micro classic.

Approach notes

Giggleswick South is split into two areas - South Upper (plus the G-spot) and South Lower. Each area has its own parking and approach path as set out below. All approaches are from parking pull-offs located on the road that runs west out of Settle towards the A65 (Ingleton amd Kendal).

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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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Get over it. All that scree boulders around the bottom of the crag were once part of the crag. Its bloody limestone. If you don't want to climb loose rock get on the grit. Then you'll be moaning about the sand!!
Grit Wraith - 11/Apr/15
Loose rocks on cygnet chewer before the third bolt. A lot of loose stuff was coming down this afternoon, very busy up there.
thepinkwaffle - 06/May/13
Sector Swallows Nest is very loose, all the routes we climbed had a lot of suspect rock. A big block slid off the the bottom of The White Spider, landed 6 inches from where I was belaying.
1poundSOCKS - 26/Jun/11
Not a rockfall in the true meaning of the word - more a prolonged H and S session apparently ;-)
Bulls Crack - 13/Apr/11
There has been a big rockfall in the area around The Third Man. There is still some loose material waiting to fall so be careful crossing under this area.
Bob - 26/Sep/10
Apart from the Swan and Laughter buttresses plus the odd route here and there..dire. Short, loose and worthless sums up a lot/most of the routes.
Bulls Crack - 13/May/10
a great crag with a big veriation of routes when it sunny it gets very warm but is shelterd from the wind
Rob - 01/Apr/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The U-Bend 
2Ducksqueezer's route4c 7
4Bagdad CafeVS 5a *1
5ForeplayE1 5c 3
6Harry Tuttle, Heating Engineer7b+ 16
7Violent New Breed9a+ *1
8Militia8a+ **2
9Wet Beaver6c+ 1
 Upper Crag 
11GorgonzolaVS 4b 15
12Yew Tree RibHVS 5a *16
13Yew Tree Corner
S 10
14Pinnacle DirectVS 4b 18
15February WallVS 4c *35
E2 5c 3
17Broad SwordE3 5c ***15
18Broad Sword DirectE4 6a **3
19Fine SpeedingE5 6a * 
20Mutton DaggerE3 5c ***60
21Prime CutE2 5b *29
22Cut a LineE4 6a *5
23Mint SauceE2 5c *20
24Sir LoinE1 5c **51
E1 5b 1
26Little CornerVS 5a *32
27Central CracksS 4a 8
28FlakerHVS 5b 6
29The Glory SeekersE2 6a *5
30The Wally HuntersE1 5c 3
31The ArchesE1 5c *57
32Return of the Glory SeekersE2 6a *4
33MeerschaumHVS 5a *59
34SatoriHVS 5b *18
35Too close for comfortE2 5c  
36Damage caseE1 5c 1
37Left-hand Siamese TwinHVS 5a 2
38Right-Hand Siamese TwinVS 4c 5
39Frank Bough's PartyE4 6b  
40Power PinchE4 6b **7
41Orient ExpressE2 5c 1
42Go Johnny GoE2 5c **21
43Slap and GiggleE1 5b *28
44Custard CrackVS 4b *47
45Touch and Go
HVS 5a 2
46Dyno-MightE1 5c *2
47BlancmangeMVS 4b 17
48Lancaster Bomber
HVS 5a *15
49SpitfireVS 4c **13
50Iron Wall DirectVS 4c ***11
51Iron Wall
HS 25
52T-BoneMVS 4b *20
53Neck EndVS 4c 5
54Cheese and CrackersVS 4c *8
55Coffee and CreamVS 4c *7
56Flake and Groove
HVD 20
57Sticky ToffeeMS 7
58Nice BunsVS 4c *10
59Summer Pudding
HS 4b 15
60ThoughtafterVS 5a *8
HS 4b 22
62After 8 CrackHS 4b *10
63Jelly and TrifleS 4a 5
64Trifle Wall
S 12
 Stone Cold Buttress 
66Mini Gem5c *65
67Winter Warmer5a 57
68The Sun Trap6a 64
69Little Cracker5c 45
70Harvey6b 41
71Holly Tree Groove5a *59
72Stone Cold Sober6a 40
73High Adventure6a 9
74Tipsy Crack5a *55
75The D.T.s4c *6
76The Primer4c *50
77DDD6c 4
78Deus Ex Machina6b+  
79Under Pressure6a+ *50
80Bella Calcio6b **46
81Mi Vida Loco6c+ **9
82Stone Cold Crazy6c **25
83Saving the Day6a *28
 Dressage Buttress 
85Whoa Boy5b 4
86Gee Gee Groove6c *2
87How to Train Your Dragon7a *2
88Crack the Whip4c 9
89Flying Change6a 4
90Shadbelly6c 1
91Well Shod6a 4
 Sector Limelight 
93Wall MinorVS 4c 1
HVS 5a 3
95Seven Up5c 10
96Twilight6a *13
97Gael Force6b 12
98BlackoutHVS 5a 4
99Moseley Shoals7b **3
100Out of the Limelight7a+ **19
101Light Touch6c+ *3
102Flake Out6b+ **6
103Underhand Arete6c *10
104The Thin Blue Line6a *20
105Ivy League6a 7
 Anchor Buttress 
107Suspend-Eid6b *8
108Comic Relief6a 10
109Chris Nick Direct6a 6
110Ground Up5c 10
111Weather Beaten6a+ 8
112Wicked Grin6a+ 10
113Midnight Brambler6c **15
114Bramble Jelly5c *11
115Yorkshire Brambler6b *27
116No Wavering5c *33
117Low Stern6b+ *15
118Rawhide5c *44
119Bonanza5b *43
120Two for One5c *21
121Tomertil6b *21
122Adjusted Hours6a+ *31
123Walking with Dinosaurs5c 2
124One Hundred and Twenty-One Not Out6a+ * 
 The Wilderness Walls 
126Quivering Timber
VS 5a *2
127Nutbush6a+ *20
128City Limits
E2 *6
129Suburban Sprawl6b *10
130Uptown Girl6b+ *8
131Salus Arete6c+ *4
132Salus6c *13
133Tusk6b **20
134Chance Encounter6b *7
135Real Gone6b 10
136Yew'll be Lucky5c 15
137Road Block6b+ **20
138Freeway6b **34
139Slip Road6a *24
140Slip Road Direct6c 3
141Fallen Heroes6a+ *9
142Easy Lovin'6b+ 7
143Walk the Line6a *24
144Rambling on my Mind6a+ *23
145puckoon5b *76
146Norman Wisdom6a *35
147The Little Waster6b *40
148Red Dwarf6a *47
149Just Like That5b 50
150Little Britain7a *22
151Get Shorty6a+ *46
152Sergeant Bilko6a+ 19
153Maypole5a 17
154Morris Dancer5c *14
155Home Economics6b+ 5
156Joker's Wild6c 3
 Sector Bonhomie 
158Gunpowder Plot5a *47
159Penny for the Guy5c 48
160Remember Remember6c 8
161Fire Cracker6b 7
162Amical Rivalite6a+ **100
163Fiddlefingers6b+ **80
164Pensile WallE1 5b **20
165Bonhomie (trad)
HVS 5a **31
166Bonhomie6a+ ***47
167Diversion5c **162
168Orange WallVS 5a *3
169Peripherique6b *31
170Tiger in the Woods7a *16
171Tiger in the Woods Left7a 7
172Prowling Around6b **32
173Feline Fun6b **21
174Cat-Man-Do6a+ *45
175Richard of York6a *80
176Rainbow WallVS 5a *6
177Rainbow Warrior6b *19
178Swinging the Cat6b  
179Gave Battle in Vain6b+ **64
180Malheureuse6a **29
181José Bové6b 29
182J(CB) Variant6b+ *10
 The Garden Wall 
184Buddy Red Cat4c 100
185Minnie6a+ *72
186Mighty Mouse6c+ *42
187Taking The Mickey6a+ 83
188Rat poison6a *132
189Atomic kitten6a *151
190Over The Garden wall5c 151
191Crazy Paver6a+ *57
192The Constant Gardener6a **115
193Displacement Activity6a+ *61
194Babel5c 34
195Loggerheads5a 13
196Gully Bulls Travels6b+ *5
197Drummer Boy Deviant6b+ 2
198The Drummer Boy6c *3
199No Holds Barred6b+ *6
200Martha Victoria Jubiliee7a 4
201Ken's Cakewalk6b 2
202Squeak Too Soon6c *5
 Sector Laughter 
204Comic Strip6b+ *11
205The Punch Line6b+ *28
206Never Never Corner
HVS 5b *4
207Never Say Never6a+ *6
208Finger of Fun7a+ *22
209Last Stand6a+ *9
210Slappy Christmas6c *8
211The Best Medicine7a *76
212One Foot In Gargrave7a *3
213First Footing6c 9
214Evening CrackVS 4b *2
215Titter Ye Not6c **34
216Silent Laughter7b ***57
217The Hoarse Whisperer6c+ **9
218Heavenly Whispers6c+ ***90
219Bring Me Sunshine7a 7
220Arnold PalmerE1 5b *10
221HustlerHVS 5b *4
222Rib Tickler6c **79
223Lazy Days6b **44
224The Joker6a+ *43
225Tee OffVS 4b *3
226The Gift5c *29
227Mettle Would6b+ 11
228Funny Girl5c 59
229Lost Balls6a+ *26
230Rock an' Droll6c **4
 Sector Golf 
232Golf Course CrackVS 4c 3
233Pitch 'n' Putt6a+ *104
234Par Three6c *74
235Four Iron6c *48
236In the Rough6b 28
237A Good Walk Ruined6b *31
238Out Of Bounds4a **116
239A Big Slice6b 8
240The Belfry6b+ 4
 Sector Swans 
242She's Not Yew5b *145
243It's Alright Mama6a+ *41
244The Third Man5a 44
245The Third Man (trad)
VS 4c 1
246Sun Sessions6a+ 11
247Henry Apprentice6a+ 38
248Harry Limestone6b+ 38
249Water Hazard6a+ *112
250Practice Putt6a+ 122
251Chip off the Old Block6a+ *204
252Match Play5c 331
253Chopping Block6a+ 156
254Swans to Steele6a+ 98
255Swan Lake6c+ *68
256Get Out of Town6c+ *93
257The Ugly Duckling6a+ *170
258Swan Hunters6b+ *64
259Cygneture Tune5c *267
260Cygnet Chewer5c 138
261Wing TraverseVS 4c 12
262Whooper6b **120
263Swansong6a+ **157
264Black Swan Rising6b ***281
265The Mute Swan6b ***229
266Mutant Sunshine6b *102
267Cygnet Ring6b 5
 Sector Swallow's Nest 
269First Pillar5a 166
270Exit Cracks6b *104
271The Flat Iron6a+ *145
272The Shattered Pillar5c *226
273The Ice Hose6a *255
274The White Spider6a+ *238
275The Second Ice-field6a+ *222
276Alpiglen5c 344
277Kleine Scheidegg5a 310
278Traverse of the Gods6a 4
279The Hinterstoisser Traverse6b 5
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