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Giggleswick South

North Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 259 – 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.

Access 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).

Weather forecast

 Today  Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed 

12.1mm rain
Mainly cloudy
14 °C
18 kph

1.0mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
26 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
14 °C
13 kph

0.8mm rain
Sun
19 °C
9 kph

13.2mm rain
Cloudy
18 °C
19 kph
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Guidebooks
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

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 Climb nameGradex
 THE G-SPOT  
2Bagdad CafeVS 5a *1
3ForeplayE1 5c 3
4Harry Tuttle, Heating Engineer7b+ *11
5Violent New Breed9a+ ** 
6Militia8a+ **1
7Wet Beaver6c+ 1
 UPPER CRAG  
9GorgonzolaMVS 4b 11
10Yew Tree RibHVS 5a 10
11Yew Tree CornerS 10
12Pinnacle DirectVS 4b 16
13February WallVS 4c *30
14EpeeE2 5c 3
15Broad SwordE3 5c ***14
16Broad Sword DirectE4 6a **3
17Mutton DaggerE3 5c ***47
18Prime CutE2 5b *25
19Cut a LineE4 5c **5
20Mint SauceE2 5c *20
21Sir LoinE1 5c **45
22Little CornerVS 5a *29
23The Glory SeekersE2 6a *5
24The ArchesE1 5c *51
25Return of the Glory SeekersE2 6a *4
26MeerschaumHVS 5a *51
27SatoriHVS 5b *17
28Power PinchE4 6b **7
29Go Johnny GoE2 5c **18
30Slap and GiggleE1 5b *25
31Custard CrackVS 4b *41
32Dyno-MightE1 5c *2
33BlancmangeMVS 4b 16
34Lancaster BomberHVS 5a *11
35SpitfireVS 4c **9
36Iron WallHS 21
37T-BoneMVS 4b *15
38Neck EndVS 4c 3
39Cheese and CrackersVS 4c *6
40Coffee and CreamVS 4c *5
41Flake and GrooveHVD 18
42Summer PuddingHS 4b 12
43ThoughtafterVS 5a *6
44AftersHS 4b 19
45After 8 CrackHS 4b *8
46Jelly and TrifleS 4a 4
47Trifle WallS 11
 SWALLOW'S NEST  
49Kleine Scheidegg5a 260
50Alpiglen5c 290
51The Second Ice-field6a+ *185
52The White Spider6a+ *201
53The Ice Hose6a 208
54The Shattered Pillar5c *189
55The Flat Iron6a+ *125
56Exit Cracks6b **92
57First Pillar5a 145
58The Hinterstoisser Traverse6b 5
59Traverse of the Gods6a 4
 SECTOR SWANS  
61Mutant Sunshine6b *80
62The Mute Swan (AKA The Mute Finish)6a+ ***194
63Black Swan Rising6b ***230
64Swansong6a+ **128
65Whooper6b **94
66Wing TraverseVS 4c 12
67Cygnet Chewer5c 129
68Cygneture Tune5c 236
69Swan Hunters6b+ *59
70The Ugly Duckling6a *146
71Get Out of Town6c *85
72Swan Lake6c+ *63
73Swans to Steele6a 89
74Chopping Block6a+ 126
75Match Play5c *291
76Chip off the Old Block6a+ *179
77Practice Putt6a+ 104
78Water Hazard6a *103
79Harry Limestone6b 34
80Henry Apprentice6a 35
81Sun Sessions6a+ 11
82The Third Man5a 43
83The Third Man (trad)VS 4c 1
84It's Alright Mama6a+ 32
85She's Not Yew5c *123
86Cygnet Ring6b *5
 SECTOR GOLF  
88Out Of Bounds4a **91
89In the Rough6b 24
90A Big Slice6b *8
91A Good Walk Ruined6b+ *25
92Four Iron6c *44
93Par Three6b+ *70
94Pitch 'n' Putt6a+ *93
95The Belfry6b+ **4
96Lost Balls6b *20
97Golf Course CrackVS 4c 2
98Funny Girl5c 54
99Mettle Would6b+ 10
100The GiftHVS 5a *15
101Tee OffVS 4b *3
 SECTOR LAUGHTER  
103The Joker6a+ *30
104The Hoarse Whisperer6c+ *5
105Rock an' Droll6c **4
106Lazy Day6b *25
107Rib Tickler6c **66
108HustlerHVS 5b *4
109Arnold PalmerE1 5b *10
110Bring Me Sunshine7a+ *1
111Heavenly Whispers6c+ **78
112Silent Laughter7b ***46
113Titter Ye Not6c *32
114Evening CrackVS 4b *2
115First Footing6c 9
116One Foot In Gargrave7a *3
117The Best Medicine7a **66
118Slappy Christmas6c *6
119Finger of Fun7a+ **20
120Never Never CornerHVS 5b *3
121The Punch Line6c **27
122Comic Strip6b+ *11
 DRUMMER BOY WALL  
124Martha Victoria Jubiliee7a 4
125No Holds Barred6b+ **6
126The Drummer Boy7a *3
127Drummer Boy Deviant6b+ 2
128Gully Bulls Travels6b+ *5
 GERRY CAN WALL  
130Babel5c 30
131Loggerheads5a 12
132Displacement Activity6a+ **53
133The Constant Gardener6a *96
 GARDEN WALL  
135Crazy Paver6a+ **47
136Over The Garden wall5c 127
137Atomic kitten6a *128
 Climb nameGradex
138Rat poison6a **112
139Taking The Mickey6a+ 66
140Mighty Mouse6c *34
141Minnie6a+ 54
142Buddy Red Cat4c 85
143Squeak Too Soon6c+ 5
144Ken's Cakewalk6b *2
 SECTOR BONHOMIE  
146J(CB) Variant6b+ *10
147José Bové6b *28
148Malheureuse5c **19
149Gave Battle in Vain6b+ **58
150Rainbow Warrior6b *11
151Rainbow WallVS 5a *4
152Richard of York6a 66
153Catman Do6a+ 34
154Feline Fun6b 16
155Prowling Around6b 27
156Tiger in the Woods7a 12
157Tiger in the Woods Left7a 6
158Peripherique6b *30
159Orange WallVS 5a *1
160Diversion5c *129
161BonhommieHVS 5a **30
162Bonhomie Direct *6b **15
163Pensile WallE1 5b **19
164Fiddlefingers6b+ *71
165Amical Rivalite6a+ *85
166Fire Cracker6b 7
167Remember Remember6c *8
 THE WILDERNESS WALLS  
169Maypole5a 10
170Penny for the Guy5c 42
171Gunpowder Plot5a *38
172Sergeant Bilko6a+ 16
173Morris Dancer5c *7
174Get Shorty6a+ *39
175Little Britain7a **19
176Joker's Wild6c *2
177Just Like That5a 38
178Red Dwarf6a+ *40
179The Little Waster6b *34
180Norman Wisdom6a 30
181puckoon5a **66
182Rambling on my Mind6a 20
183Walk the Line6a 21
184Easy Lovin'6c 7
185Fallen Heroes6a+ *7
186Slip Road6a *21
187Slip Road Direct6c 2
188Freeway6b **31
189Road Block6b+ 16
190Yew'll be Lucky5c 15
191Real Gone6b 9
192Chance Encounter6b *5
193Tusk6b 15
194Salus6c 11
195Salus Arete6c *2
196Uptown Girl6b+ *6
197Suburban Sprawl6b+ 9
198Home Economics6b 4
199City LimitsE2 *6
200Nutbush6a+ 19
201Adjusted Hours6a+ 23
202Walking with Dinosaurs *5a *2
203Tomertil6a+ 12
204Two for One *6a 15
205Bonanza5a 31
206Rawhide5a 28
207Low Stern6b *12
208No Wavering5c *10
209Wavering Wall *5c *5
210Yorkshire Brambler6a+ 18
211Midnight Brambler6c 12
212Wicked Grin6a+ 7
213Weather Beaten6a+ 6
214Ground Up5c 7
215Chris Nick Direct6a 6
216Comic Relief6a *10
217Suspend-Eid6b *8
 SECTOR LIMELIGHT  
219Seven Up *5c *6
220Twilight *6a *8
221Gael Force *6b *7
222Blackout *HVS 5a *4
223Moseley Shoals7b 1
224Out of the Limelight7a+ *14
225Light Touch *6c+ **2
226Flake Out *HVS 5b *3
227Underhand Arete6c 6
228The Thin Blue Line6a 17
229Ivy League6a **4
 DRESSAGE BUTTRESS  
231Crack the Whip *4c *4
 STONE COLD BUTTRESS  
233Mini Gem5c *38
234Winter Warmer5c *36
235The Sun Trap6a *33
236Little Cracker5c *30
237Harvey6b *26
238Holly Tree Groove5a *30
239Stone Cold Sober6a 19
240High Adventure6a **9
241Tipsy Crack5a *23
242The D.T.s4c *6
243The Primer4c *24
244DDD6b+ **4
245Under Pressure6a 23
246Bella Calcio6b+ **30
247Stone Cold Crazy6c **18
248Saving the Day6a *12
 THE U-BEND  
250Ducksqueezers route4a *5
251Elimiwhat *E1 5b 1
252The Wally Hunters *E1 5c 3
253Right Hand Siamese Twin *VS 4c *4
254Wall Minor *VS 4c 1
255Flaker *E1 5b 5
256Gael *HVS 5a 3
257Central Cracks *S 6
258Quivering Timber *VS 5a *2
259Touch and Go *HVS 5a 2
260Damage case *HVS 4c 1
261Too close for comfort *HVS 5b  
262Right-Hand Siamese Twin *VS 4c 1
263Left-hand Siamese Twin *HVS 5b 2
264Mi Vida Loco *6b+ 4
265Orient Express *E2 5c 1
266Nice Buns *VS 4c *9
267Iron Wall Direct *VS 4c ***5
268Sticky Toffee *MS 6
269Well Shod *6a *1
270Flying Change *6a *1
271How to Train Your Dragon *7a **1
272Gee Gee Groove *6c **1
273Whoa Boy *5a 1
274Shadbelly *6c *1
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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