Giggleswick South

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

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).

Access notes

Guidebooks
Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire (2015), Yorkshire Limestone (2005), Northern Limestone Route Database (2001),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004), Yorkshire Limestone (Millenium Supplement) (1997), Yorkshire Limestone (1992)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 THE U-BEND  
2Ducksqueezer's route4c 5
 G-SPOT  
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 CornerS 10
14Pinnacle DirectVS 4b 18
15February WallVS 4c *34
16EpeeE2 5c 3
17Broad SwordE3 5c ***15
18Broad Sword DirectE4 6a **3
19Fine SpeedingE5 6a * 
20Mutton DaggerE3 5c ***58
21Prime CutE2 5b *29
22Cut a LineE4 6a *5
23Mint SauceE2 5c *20
24Sir LoinE1 5c **49
25ElimiwhatE1 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 *56
32Return of the Glory SeekersE2 6a *4
33MeerschaumHVS 5a *57
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 **19
43Slap and GiggleE1 5b *27
44Custard CrackVS 4b *46
45Touch and GoHVS 5a 2
46Dyno-MightE1 5c *2
47BlancmangeMVS 4b 17
48Lancaster BomberHVS 5a *15
49SpitfireVS 4c **13
50Iron Wall DirectVS 4c ***10
51Iron WallHS 25
52T-BoneMVS 4b *20
53Neck EndVS 4c 4
54Cheese and CrackersVS 4c *7
55Coffee and CreamVS 4c *7
56Flake and GrooveHVD 20
57Sticky ToffeeMS 7
58Nice BunsVS 4c *10
59Summer PuddingHS 4b 14
60ThoughtafterVS 5a *8
61AftersHS 4b 22
62After 8 CrackHS 4b *10
63Jelly and TrifleS 4a 5
64Trifle WallS 12
 STONE COLD BUTTRESS  
66Mini Gem5c *51
67Winter Warmer5a 46
68The Sun Trap6a 45
69Little Cracker5c 38
70Harvey6b 34
71Holly Tree Groove5a *49
72Stone Cold Sober6a 31
73High Adventure6a 9
74Tipsy Crack5a *37
75The D.T.s4c *6
76The Primer4c *37
77DDD6c 4
78Deus Ex Machina6b+  
79Under Pressure6a+ *37
80Bella Calcio6b **41
81Mi Vida Loco6c+ **7
82Stone Cold Crazy6c **22
83Saving the Day6a *18
 DRESSAGE BUTTRESS  
85Whoa Boy5b 1
86Gee Gee Groove6c *1
87How to Train Your Dragon7a *2
88Crack the Whip4c 7
89Flying Change6a 2
90Shadbelly6c 1
91Well Shod6a 1
 SECTOR LIMELIGHT  
93Wall MinorVS 4c 1
94GaelHVS 5a 3
95Seven Up5c 9
96Twilight6a *11
97Gael Force6b 10
98BlackoutHVS 5a 4
99Moseley Shoals7b **3
100Out of the Limelight7a+ **19
101Light Touch6c+ *3
102Flake Out6b+ **3
103Underhand Arete6c *8
104The Thin Blue Line6a *18
105Ivy League6a 5
 ANCHOR BUTTRESS  
107Suspend-Eid6b *8
108Comic Relief6a 10
109Chris Nick Direct6a 6
110Ground Up5c 9
111Weather Beaten6a+ 8
112Wicked Grin6a+ 9
113Midnight Brambler6c **15
114Bramble Jelly5c *8
115Yorkshire Brambler6b *25
116No Wavering5c *27
117Low Stern6b+ *15
118Rawhide5c *40
119Bonanza5b *40
120Two for One5c *20
121Tomertil6b *21
122Adjusted Hours6a+ *30
123Walking with Dinosaurs5c 2
124One Hundred and Twenty-One Not Out6a+ * 
 THE WILDERNESS WALLS  
126Quivering TimberVS 5a *2
127Nutbush6a+ *20
128City LimitsE2 *6
129Suburban Sprawl6b *10
130Uptown Girl6b+ *8
131Salus Arete6c+ *4
132Salus6c *13
133Tusk6b **20
134Chance Encounter6b *6
135Real Gone6b 10
136Yew'll be Lucky5c 15
137Road Block6b+ **18
138Freeway6b **32
139Slip Road6a *24
140Slip Road Direct6c 3
141Fallen Heroes6a+ *9
142Easy Lovin'6b+ 7
143Walk the Line6a *24
144Rambling on my Mind6a+ *23
145puckoon5b *72
146Norman Wisdom6a *33
147The Little Waster6b *38
148Red Dwarf6a *43
149Just Like That5b 44
150Little Britain7a *22
151Get Shorty6a+ *44
152Sergeant Bilko6a+ 18
153Maypole5a 16
154Morris Dancer5c *10
155Home Economics6b+ 5
156Joker's Wild6c 3
 SECTOR BONHOMIE  
158Gunpowder Plot5a *44
159Penny for the Guy5c 46
160Remember Remember6c 8
161Fire Cracker6b 7
162Amical Rivalite6a+ **97
163Fiddlefingers6b+ **78
164Pensile WallE1 5b **20
165Bonhomie (trad)HVS 5a **31
166Bonhomie6a+ ***39
167Diversion5c **155
168Orange WallVS 5a *2
169Peripherique6b *30
170Tiger in the Woods7a *14
171Tiger in the Woods Left7a 7
172Prowling Around6b **31
173Feline Fun6b **21
174Cat-Man-Do6a+ *43
175Richard of York6a *74
176Rainbow WallVS 5a *6
177Rainbow Warrior6b *16
178Swinging the Cat6b  
179Gave Battle in Vain6b+ **63
180Malheureuse6a **28
181José Bové6b 28
182J(CB) Variant6b+ *10
 THE GARDEN WALL  
184Buddy Red Cat4c 98
185Minnie6a+ *65
186Mighty Mouse6c+ *39
187Taking The Mickey6a+ 76
188Rat poison6a *124
189Atomic kitten6a *145
190Over The Garden wall5c 144
191Crazy Paver6a+ *55
192The Constant Gardener6a **109
193Displacement Activity6a+ *58
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 CornerHVS 5b *4
207Never Say Never6a+ *5
208Finger of Fun7a+ *22
209Last Stand6a+ *8
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 ***55
217The Hoarse Whisperer6c+ **8
218Heavenly Whispers6c+ ***90
219Bring Me Sunshine7a 7
220Arnold PalmerE1 5b *10
221HustlerHVS 5b *4
222Rib Tickler6c **77
223Lazy Days6b **41
224The Joker6a+ *41
225Tee OffVS 4b *3
226The Gift5c *28
227Mettle Would6b+ 10
228Funny Girl5c 59
229Lost Balls6a+ *25
230Rock an' Droll6c **4
 SECTOR GOLF  
232Golf Course CrackVS 4c 3
233Pitch 'n' Putt6a+ *100
234Par Three6c *72
235Four Iron6c *47
236In the Rough6b 27
237A Good Walk Ruined6b *31
238Out Of Bounds4a **111
239A Big Slice6b 8
240The Belfry6b+ 4
 SECTOR SWANS  
242She's Not Yew5b *140
243It's Alright Mama6a+ *40
244The Third Man5a 43
245The Third Man (trad)VS 4c 1
246Sun Sessions6a+ 11
247Henry Apprentice6a+ 38
248Harry Limestone6b+ 37
249Water Hazard6a+ *110
250Practice Putt6a+ 121
251Chip off the Old Block6a+ *201
252Match Play5c 324
253Chopping Block6a+ 152
254Swans to Steele6a+ 98
255Swan Lake6c+ *68
256Get Out of Town6c+ *91
257The Ugly Duckling6a+ *162
258Swan Hunters6b+ *62
259Cygneture Tune5c *260
260Cygnet Chewer5c 137
261Wing TraverseVS 4c 12
262Whooper6b **114
263Swansong6a+ **152
264Black Swan Rising6b ***271
265The Mute Swan6b ***224
266Mutant Sunshine6b *96
267Cygnet Ring6b 5
 SECTOR SWALLOW'S NEST  
269First Pillar5a 162
270Exit Cracks6b *101
271The Flat Iron6a+ *136
272The Shattered Pillar5c *214
273The Ice Hose6a *242
274The White Spider6a+ *227
275The Second Ice-field6a+ *211
276Alpiglen5c 325
277Kleine Scheidegg5a 291
278Traverse of the Gods6a 4
279The Hinterstoisser Traverse6b 5
 TRAD ROUTES THAT NEED SORTING  
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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