Giggleswick South

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).

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 nameGrade
2Bagdad CafeVS 5a *1
3ForeplayE1 5c 3
4Harry Tuttle, Heating Engineer7b+ *12
5Violent New Breed9a+ ** 
6Militia8a+ **1
7Wet Beaver6c+ 1
9GorgonzolaMVS 4b 12
10Yew Tree RibHVS 5a 11
11Yew Tree CornerS 10
12Pinnacle DirectVS 4b 17
13February WallVS 4c *33
14EpeeE2 5c 3
15Broad SwordE3 5c ***14
16Broad Sword DirectE4 6a **3
17Mutton DaggerE3 5c ***53
18Prime CutE2 5b *26
19Cut a LineE4 5c **5
20Mint SauceE2 5c *20
21Sir LoinE1 5c **48
22Little CornerVS 5a *30
23The Glory SeekersE2 6a *5
24The ArchesE1 5c *55
25Return of the Glory SeekersE2 6a *4
26MeerschaumHVS 5a *55
27SatoriHVS 5b *17
28Power PinchE4 6b **7
29Go Johnny GoE2 5c **19
30Slap and GiggleE1 5b *26
31Custard CrackVS 4b *45
32Dyno-MightE1 5c *2
33BlancmangeMVS 4b 17
34Lancaster BomberHVS 5a *14
35SpitfireVS 4c **12
36Iron WallHS 24
37T-BoneMVS 4b *19
38Neck EndVS 4c 3
39Cheese and CrackersVS 4c *6
40Coffee and CreamVS 4c *6
41Flake and GrooveHVD 18
42Summer PuddingHS 4b 14
43ThoughtafterVS 5a *6
44AftersHS 4b 22
45After 8 CrackHS 4b *10
46Jelly and TrifleS 4a 5
47Trifle WallS 12
49Kleine Scheidegg5a 265
50Alpiglen5c 295
51The Second Ice-field6a+ *191
52The White Spider6a+ *205
53The Ice Hose6a 213
54The Shattered Pillar5c *192
55The Flat Iron6a+ *125
56Exit Cracks6b **95
57First Pillar5a 148
58The Hinterstoisser Traverse6b 5
59Traverse of the Gods6a 4
61Mutant Sunshine6b *82
62The Mute Swan (AKA The Mute Finish)6a+ ***201
63Black Swan Rising6b ***240
64Swansong6a+ **133
65Whooper6b **98
66Wing TraverseVS 4c 12
67Cygnet Chewer5c 131
68Cygneture Tune5c 243
69Swan Hunters6b+ *61
70The Ugly Duckling6a *150
71Get Out of Town6c *86
72Swan Lake6c+ *65
73Swans to Steele6a 93
74Chopping Block6a+ 135
75Match Play5c *299
76Chip off the Old Block6a+ *183
77Practice Putt6a+ 108
78Water Hazard6a *104
79Harry Limestone6b 37
80Henry Apprentice6a 36
81Sun Sessions6a+ 11
82The Third Man5a 44
83The Third Man (trad)VS 4c 1
84It's Alright Mama6a+ 35
85She's Not Yew5c *126
86Cygnet Ring6b *5
88Out Of Bounds4a **94
89In the Rough6b 26
90A Big Slice6b *8
91A Good Walk Ruined6b+ *25
92Four Iron6c *45
93Par Three6b+ *72
94Pitch 'n' Putt6a+ *96
95The Belfry6b+ **4
96Lost Balls6b *20
97Golf Course CrackVS 4c 2
98Funny Girl5c 54
99Mettle Would6b+ 10
100The GiftHVS 5a *16
101Tee OffVS 4b *3
103The Joker6a+ *30
104The Hoarse Whisperer6c+ *5
105Rock an' Droll6c **4
106Lazy Day6b *27
107Rib Tickler6c **67
108HustlerHVS 5b *4
109Arnold PalmerE1 5b *10
110Bring Me Sunshine7a+ *1
111Heavenly Whispers6c+ **79
112Silent Laughter7b ***49
113Titter Ye Not6c *32
114Evening CrackVS 4b *2
115First Footing6c 9
116One Foot In Gargrave7a *3
117The Best Medicine7a **69
118Slappy Christmas6c *6
119Finger of Fun7a+ **20
120Never Never CornerHVS 5b *3
121The Punch Line6c **27
122Comic Strip6b+ *11
124Martha Victoria Jubiliee7a 4
125No Holds Barred6b+ **6
126The Drummer Boy7a *3
127Drummer Boy Deviant6b+ 2
128Gully Bulls Travels6b+ *5
130Babel5c 32
131Loggerheads5a 12
132Displacement Activity6a+ **53
133The Constant Gardener6a *99
135Crazy Paver6a+ **49
136Over The Garden wall5c 134
137Atomic kitten6a *134
138Rat poison6a **116
139Taking The Mickey6a+ 69
140Mighty Mouse6c *36
141Minnie6a+ 56
142Buddy Red Cat4c 89
143Squeak Too Soon6c+ 5
144Ken's Cakewalk6b *2
146J(CB) Variant6b+ *10
147José Bové6b *28
148Malheureuse5c **20
149Gave Battle in Vain6b+ **59
150Rainbow Warrior6b *13
151Rainbow WallVS 5a *5
152Richard of York6a 67
153Catman Do6a+ 35
154Feline Fun6b 16
155Prowling Around6b 27
156Tiger in the Woods7a 12
157Tiger in the Woods Left7a 6
158Peripherique6b *30
159Orange WallVS 5a *1
160Diversion5c *135
161BonhommieHVS 5a **32
162Bonhomie Direct *6b **18
163Pensile WallE1 5b **19
164Fiddlefingers6b+ *71
165Amical Rivalite6a+ *87
166Fire Cracker6b 7
167Remember Remember6c *8
169Maypole5a 11
170Penny for the Guy5c 43
171Gunpowder Plot5a *39
172Sergeant Bilko6a+ 16
173Morris Dancer5c *7
174Get Shorty6a+ *40
175Little Britain7a **19
176Joker's Wild6c *2
177Just Like That5a 40
178Red Dwarf6a+ *41
179The Little Waster6b *35
180Norman Wisdom6a 31
181puckoon5a **67
182Rambling on my Mind6a 21
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+ 20
201Adjusted Hours6a+ 24
202Walking with Dinosaurs *5a *2
203Tomertil6a+ 13
204Two for One *6a 16
205Bonanza5a 33
206Rawhide5a 31
207Low Stern6b *13
208No Wavering5c *13
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
219Seven Up *5c *8
220Twilight *6a *10
221Gael Force *6b *9
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 **5
231Crack the Whip *4c *4
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 25
246Bella Calcio6b+ **31
247Stone Cold Crazy6c **20
248Saving the Day6a *12
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 6
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+ 6
265Orient Express *E2 5c 1
266Nice Buns *VS 4c *10
267Iron Wall Direct *VS 4c ***8
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
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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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These details were last updated on 09/Jun/2011

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