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).

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

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  Climb nameGrade
2Ducksqueezer's route4a *
4Bagdad CafeVS 5a *
5ForeplayE1 5c
6Harry Tuttle, Heating Engineer7b+ *
7Violent New Breed9a+ **
8Militia8a+ **
9Wet Beaver6c+
11GorgonzolaMVS 4b
12Yew Tree RibHVS 5a
13Yew Tree CornerS
14Pinnacle DirectVS 4b
15February WallVS 4c *
16EpeeE2 5c
17Broad SwordE3 5c ***
18Broad Sword DirectE4 6a **
19Fine SpeedingE5 6a *
20Mutton DaggerE3 5c ***
21Prime CutE2 5b *
22Cut a LineE4 5c **
23Mint SauceE2 5c *
24Sir LoinE1 5c **
25Little CornerVS 5a *
26Central CracksS
27FlakerE1 5b
28The Glory SeekersE2 6a *
29The Wally HuntersE1 5c
30The ArchesE1 5c *
31Return of the Glory SeekersE2 6a *
32MeerschaumHVS 5a *
33SatoriHVS 5b *
34Too close for comfortHVS 5b
35Damage caseHVS 4c
36Left-hand Siamese TwinHVS 5b
37Right-Hand Siamese TwinVS 4c
38Frank Bough's PartyE4 6b
39Power PinchE4 6b **
40Go Johnny GoE2 5c **
41Slap and GiggleE1 5b *
42Custard CrackVS 4b *
43Dyno-MightE1 5c *
44BlancmangeMVS 4b
45Lancaster BomberHVS 5a *
46SpitfireVS 4c **
47Iron WallHS
48T-BoneMVS 4b *
49Neck EndVS 4c
50Cheese and CrackersVS 4c *
51Coffee and CreamVS 4c *
52Flake and GrooveHVD
53Summer PuddingHS 4b
54ThoughtafterVS 5a *
55AftersHS 4b
56After 8 CrackHS 4b *
57Jelly and TrifleS 4a
58Trifle WallS
60Mini Gem5c *
61Winter Warmer5c *
62The Sun Trap6a *
63Little Cracker5c *
64Harvey6b *
65Holly Tree Groove5a *
66Stone Cold Sober6a
67High Adventure6a **
68Tipsy Crack5a *
69The D.T.s4c *
70The Primer4c *
71DDD6b+ **
72Deus Ex Machina6b+
73Under Pressure6a
74Bella Calcio6b+ **
75Mi Vida Loco6b+
76Stone Cold Crazy6c **
77Saving the Day6a *
79Whoa Boy5b
80Gee Gee Groove6c **
81How to Train Your Dragon7a **
82Crack the Whip4c *
83Flying Change6a *
84Shadbelly6c *
85Well Shod6a *
87Seven Up5c *
88Twilight6a *
89Gael Force6b *
90BlackoutHVS 5a *
91Moseley Shoals7b
92Out of the Limelight7a+ *
93Light Touch6c+ **
94Flake OutHVS 5b *
95Underhand Arete6c
96The Thin Blue Line6a
97Ivy League6a **
99Suspend-Eid6b *
100Comic Relief6a *
101Chris Nick Direct6a
102Ground Up5c
103Weather Beaten6a+
104Wicked Grin6a+
105Midnight Brambler6c
106Bramble Jelly5c *
107Yorkshire Brambler6a+
108No Wavering5c *
109Low Stern6b *
112Two for One5c
114Adjusted Hours6a+
115Walking with Dinosaurs5c *
116One Hundred and Twenty-One Not Out6a+ *
119City LimitsE2 *
120Suburban Sprawl6b+
121Uptown Girl6b+ *
122Salus Arete6c *
125Chance Encounter6b *
126Real Gone6b
127Yew'll be Lucky5c
128Road Block6b+
129Freeway6b **
130Slip Road6a *
131Slip Road Direct6c
132Fallen Heroes6a+ *
133Easy Lovin'6c
134Walk the Line6a
135Rambling on my Mind6a
136puckoon5a **
137Norman Wisdom6a
138The Little Waster6b *
139Red Dwarf6a+ *
140Just Like That5a
141Little Britain7a **
142Get Shorty6a+ *
143Sergeant Bilko6a+
145Morris Dancer5c *
146Home Economics6b
147Joker's Wild6c *
149Gunpowder Plot5a *
150Penny for the Guy5c
151Remember Remember6c *
152Fire Cracker6b
153Amical Rivalite6a+ *
154Fiddlefingers6b+ *
155Pensile WallE1 5b **
156Bonhomie (trad)HVS 5a **
157Bonhomie6a+ **
158Diversion5c *
159Orange WallVS 5a *
160Peripherique6b *
161Tiger in the Woods7a
162Tiger in the Woods Left7a
163Prowling Around6b
164Feline Fun6b
166Richard of York6a
167Rainbow WallVS 5a *
168Rainbow Warrior6b *
169Swinging the Cat6b
170Gave Battle in Vain6b+ **
171Malheureuse5c **
172José Bové6b *
173J(CB) Variant6b+ *
175Buddy Red Cat4c
177Mighty Mouse6c *
178Taking The Mickey6a+
179Rat poison6a **
180Atomic kitten6a *
181Over The Garden wall5c
182Crazy Paver6a+ **
183The Constant Gardener6a *
184Displacement Activity6a+ **
187Gully Bulls Travels6b+ *
188Drummer Boy Deviant6b+
189The Drummer Boy7a *
190No Holds Barred6b+ **
191Martha Victoria Jubiliee7a
192Ken's Cakewalk6b *
193Squeak Too Soon6c+
195Comic Strip6b+ *
196The Punch Line6c **
197Never Never CornerHVS 5b *
198Never Say Never6a+ *
199Finger of Fun7a+ **
200Last Stand6a+ *
201Slappy Christmas6c *
202The Best Medicine7a **
203One Foot In Gargrave7a *
204First Footing6c
205Evening CrackVS 4b *
206Titter Ye Not6c *
207Silent Laughter7b ***
208The Hoarse Whisperer6c+ *
209Heavenly Whispers6c+ **
210Bring Me Sunshine7a+ *
211Arnold PalmerE1 5b *
212HustlerHVS 5b *
213Rib Tickler6c **
214Lazy Days6b *
215The Joker6a+ *
216Tee OffVS 4b *
217The GiftHVS 5a *
218Mettle Would6b+
219Funny Girl5c
220Lost Balls6b *
221Rock an' Droll6c **
223Golf Course CrackVS 4c
224Pitch 'n' Putt6a+ *
225Par Three6b+ *
226Four Iron6c *
227In the Rough6b
228A Good Walk Ruined6b+ *
229Out Of Bounds4a **
230A Big Slice6b *
231The Belfry6b+ **
233She's Not Yew5c *
234It's Alright Mama6a+
235The Third Man5a
236The Third Man (trad)VS 4c
237Sun Sessions6a+
238Henry Apprentice6a
239Harry Limestone6b
240Water Hazard6a *
241Practice Putt6a+
242Chip off the Old Block6a+ *
243Match Play5c *
244Chopping Block6a+
245Swans to Steele6a
246Swan Lake6c+ *
247Get Out of Town6c *
248The Ugly Duckling6a *
249Swan Hunters6b+ *
250Cygneture Tune5c
251Cygnet Chewer5c
252Wing TraverseVS 4c
253Whooper6b **
254Swansong6a+ **
255Black Swan Rising6b ***
256The Mute Swan6a+ ***
257Mutant Sunshine6b *
258Cygnet Ring6b *
260First Pillar5a
261Exit Cracks6b **
262The Flat Iron6a+ *
263The Shattered Pillar5c *
264The Ice Hose6a
265The White Spider6a+ *
266The Second Ice-field6a+ *
268Kleine Scheidegg5a
269Traverse of the Gods6a
270The Hinterstoisser Traverse6b
272ElimiwhatE1 5b
273Wall MinorVS 4c
274GaelHVS 5a
275Quivering TimberVS 5a *
276Touch and GoHVS 5a
277Orient ExpressE2 5c
278Nice BunsVS 4c *
279Iron Wall DirectVS 4c ***
280Sticky ToffeeMS
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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
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 09/Jun/2011

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