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.

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).

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+ 13
7Violent New Breed9a+ * 
8Militia8a+ **1
9Wet Beaver6c+ 1
 UPPER CRAG  
11GorgonzolaVS 4b 12
12Yew Tree RibHVS 5a *12
13Yew Tree CornerS 10
14Pinnacle DirectVS 4b 18
15February WallVS 4c *33
16EpeeE2 5c 3
17Broad SwordE3 5c ***14
18Broad Sword DirectE4 6a **3
19Fine SpeedingE5 6a * 
20Mutton DaggerE3 5c ***55
21Prime CutE2 5b *27
22Cut a LineE4 6a *5
23Mint SauceE2 5c *20
24Sir LoinE1 5c **48
25Little CornerVS 5a *30
26Central CracksS 4a 6
27FlakerHVS 5b 6
28The Glory SeekersE2 6a *5
29The Wally HuntersE1 5c 3
30The ArchesE1 5c *55
31Return of the Glory SeekersE2 6a *4
32MeerschaumHVS 5a *56
33SatoriHVS 5b *17
34Too close for comfortE2 5c  
35Damage caseE1 5c 1
36Left-hand Siamese TwinHVS 5a 2
37Right-Hand Siamese TwinVS 4c 5
38Frank Bough's PartyE4 6b  
39Power PinchE4 6b **7
40Go Johnny GoE2 5c **19
41Slap and GiggleE1 5b *26
42Custard CrackVS 4b *45
43Dyno-MightE1 5c *2
44BlancmangeMVS 4b 17
45Lancaster BomberHVS 5a *14
46SpitfireVS 4c **12
47Iron WallHS 24
48T-BoneMVS 4b *19
49Neck EndVS 4c 3
50Cheese and CrackersVS 4c *6
51Coffee and CreamVS 4c *6
52Flake and GrooveHVD 18
53Summer PuddingHS 4b 14
54ThoughtafterVS 5a *6
55AftersHS 4b 22
56After 8 CrackHS 4b *10
57Jelly and TrifleS 4a 5
58Trifle WallS 12
 STONE COLD BUTTRESS  
60Mini Gem5c *45
61Winter Warmer5a 41
62The Sun Trap6a 38
63Little Cracker5c 34
64Harvey6b 30
65Holly Tree Groove5a *37
66Stone Cold Sober6a 24
67High Adventure6a 9
68Tipsy Crack5a *29
69The D.T.s4c *6
70The Primer4c *30
71DDD6c 4
72Deus Ex Machina6b+  
73Under Pressure6a+ *33
74Bella Calcio6b **37
75Mi Vida Loco6c+ **7
76Stone Cold Crazy6c **22
77Saving the Day6a *17
 DRESSAGE BUTTRESS  
79Whoa Boy5b 1
80Gee Gee Groove6c *1
81How to Train Your Dragon7a *2
82Crack the Whip4c 4
83Flying Change6a 2
84Shadbelly6c 1
85Well Shod6a 1
 SECTOR LIMELIGHT  
87Seven Up5c 8
88Twilight6a *10
89Gael Force6b 10
90BlackoutHVS 5a 4
91Moseley Shoals7b **3
92Out of the Limelight7a+ **16
93Light Touch6c+ *3
94Flake Out6b+ **3
95Underhand Arete6c *8
96The Thin Blue Line6a *18
97Ivy League6a 5
 ANCHOR BUTTRESS  
99Suspend-Eid6b *8
100Comic Relief6a 10
101Chris Nick Direct6a 6
102Ground Up5c 7
103Weather Beaten6a+ 6
104Wicked Grin6a+ 7
105Midnight Brambler6c **12
106Bramble Jelly5c * 
107Yorkshire Brambler6b *20
108No Wavering5c *19
109Low Stern6b+ *13
110Rawhide5c *32
111Bonanza5b *35
112Two for One5c *17
113Tomertil6b *14
114Adjusted Hours6a+ *25
115Walking with Dinosaurs5c 2
116One Hundred and Twenty-One Not Out6a+ * 
 THE WILDERNESS WALLS  
118Nutbush6a+ *20
119City LimitsE2 *6
120Suburban Sprawl6b *10
121Uptown Girl6b+ *7
122Salus Arete6c+ *2
123Salus6c *11
124Tusk6b **17
125Chance Encounter6b *5
126Real Gone6b 10
127Yew'll be Lucky5c 15
128Road Block6b+ **17
129Freeway6b **31
130Slip Road6a *22
131Slip Road Direct6c 3
132Fallen Heroes6a+ *8
133Easy Lovin'6b+ 7
134Walk the Line6a *22
135Rambling on my Mind6a+ *22
136puckoon5b *68
137Norman Wisdom6a *32
138The Little Waster6b *36
139Red Dwarf6a *42
140Just Like That5b 42
141Little Britain7a *20
142Get Shorty6a+ *42
143Sergeant Bilko6a+ 18
144Maypole5a 14
145Morris Dancer5c *10
146Home Economics6b+ 5
147Joker's Wild6c 3
 SECTOR BONHOMIE  
149Gunpowder Plot5a *39
150Penny for the Guy5c 43
151Remember Remember6c 8
152Fire Cracker6b 7
153Amical Rivalite6a+ **88
154Fiddlefingers6b+ **73
155Pensile WallE1 5b **20
156Bonhomie (trad)HVS 5a **32
157Bonhomie6a+ ***24
158Diversion5c **142
159Orange WallVS 5a *1
160Peripherique6b *30
161Tiger in the Woods7a *12
162Tiger in the Woods Left7a 6
163Prowling Around6b **28
164Feline Fun6b **16
165Cat-Man-Do6a+ *35
166Richard of York6a *70
167Rainbow WallVS 5a *5
168Rainbow Warrior6b *14
169Swinging the Cat6b  
170Gave Battle in Vain6b+ **60
171Malheureuse6a **23
172José Bové6b 28
173J(CB) Variant6b+ *10
 THE GARDEN WALL  
175Buddy Red Cat4c 91
176Minnie6a+ *59
177Mighty Mouse6c+ *38
178Taking The Mickey6a+ 73
179Rat poison6a *117
180Atomic kitten6a *138
181Over The Garden wall5c 138
182Crazy Paver6a+ *52
183The Constant Gardener6a **103
184Displacement Activity6a+ *56
185Babel5c 32
186Loggerheads5a 12
187Gully Bulls Travels6b+ *5
188Drummer Boy Deviant6b+ 2
189The Drummer Boy6c *3
190No Holds Barred6b+ *6
191Martha Victoria Jubiliee7a 4
192Ken's Cakewalk6b 2
193Squeak Too Soon6c *5
 SECTOR LAUGHTER  
195Comic Strip6b+ *11
196The Punch Line6b+ *28
197Never Never CornerHVS 5b *4
198Never Say Never6a+ *3
199Finger of Fun7a+ *21
200Last Stand6a+ *4
201Slappy Christmas6c *6
202The Best Medicine7a *70
203One Foot In Gargrave7a *3
204First Footing6c 9
205Evening CrackVS 4b *2
206Titter Ye Not6c **32
207Silent Laughter7b ***51
208The Hoarse Whisperer6c+ **5
209Heavenly Whispers6c+ ***83
210Bring Me Sunshine7a 2
211Arnold PalmerE1 5b *10
212HustlerHVS 5b *4
213Rib Tickler6c **71
214Lazy Days6b **30
215The Joker6a+ *35
216Tee OffVS 4b *3
217The Gift5c *18
218Mettle Would6b+ 10
219Funny Girl5c 54
220Lost Balls6a+ *22
221Rock an' Droll6c **4
 SECTOR GOLF  
223Golf Course CrackVS 4c 2
224Pitch 'n' Putt6a+ *96
225Par Three6c *72
226Four Iron6c *47
227In the Rough6b 27
228A Good Walk Ruined6b *28
229Out Of Bounds4a **101
230A Big Slice6b 8
231The Belfry6b+ 4
 SECTOR SWANS  
233She's Not Yew5b *130
234It's Alright Mama6a+ *37
235The Third Man5a 43
236The Third Man (trad)VS 4c 1
237Sun Sessions6a+ 11
238Henry Apprentice6a+ 36
239Harry Limestone6b+ 37
240Water Hazard6a+ *107
241Practice Putt6a+ 115
242Chip off the Old Block6a+ *189
243Match Play5c 306
244Chopping Block6a+ 139
245Swans to Steele6a+ 95
246Swan Lake6c+ *66
247Get Out of Town6c+ *90
248The Ugly Duckling6a+ *159
249Swan Hunters6b+ *61
250Cygneture Tune5c *252
251Cygnet Chewer5c 132
252Wing TraverseVS 4c 12
253Whooper6b **102
254Swansong6a+ **141
255Black Swan Rising6b ***250
256The Mute Swan6b ***209
257Mutant Sunshine6b *88
258Cygnet Ring6b 5
 SECTOR SWALLOW'S NEST  
260First Pillar5a 152
261Exit Cracks6b *97
262The Flat Iron6a+ *129
263The Shattered Pillar5c *198
264The Ice Hose6a *224
265The White Spider6a+ *215
266The Second Ice-field6a+ *196
267Alpiglen5c 302
268Kleine Scheidegg5a 272
269Traverse of the Gods6a 4
270The Hinterstoisser Traverse6b 5
 TRAD ROUTES THAT NEED SORTING  
272ElimiwhatE1 5b 1
273Wall MinorVS 4c 1
274GaelHVS 5a 3
275Quivering TimberVS 5a *2
276Touch and GoHVS 5a 2
277Orient ExpressE2 5c 1
278Nice BunsVS 4c *10
279Iron Wall DirectVS 4c ***8
280Sticky ToffeeMS 6
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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