Climbs 163
Rocktype Limestone

Faces SW

After the burly section on Illywacker © AdamBrown

Crag features

Like its near neighbour the long thin line of well-disguised crags of Giggleswick Nouth offer only fleeting glimpses of grey limestone even in the middle of winter. The climbing is generally good with a wide choice of styles ranging from the extremely steep horizontal world of the Hollywood Bowl to a mix of easier sport climbs and traditional lines on the walls to its left. Due to its ease of access Giggleswick North is a popular evening or short-day venue and can be a viable venue in winter during a dry spell as it gets plenty of sun and is sheltered from northerly winds. The Hollywood Bowl is very steep and stays dry in the rain but it is prone to bad seepage and does not normally come into condition until late spring.

Approach notes

Giggleswick North is approached from parking pull-offs located on the road that runs west out of Settle towards the A65 (Ingleton amd Kendal). When approaching from Settle the parking place is on the right after the brow of the long hill 1 mile from Settle. When approaching from the A65 / Ingleton direction the parking place is on the left just before the brow of the hill about a quater of a mile from the junction with the A65. A path leads from the parking area and climbs to the base of the cliff line. The first crag to be encountered is the very obvious Hollywood Bowl. Further left just beyond an old wall and two yew trees the path splits take the narrow upper path above a broken crag. This path passes below the climbing on the North Buttess.

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Guidebooks

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire covers some of the best limestone crags in the UK including the big three of Malham, Kilnsey and Gordale. Alongside these titans are numerous other destinations that offer both sport and trad climbing throughout the grades, ranging from the intimidating walls of Blue Scar and Trow Gill to the long lines of newly-developed low to mid-grade sport crags such as Moughton Nab and Giggleswick South. Trad climbing is also well catered for on the walls and escarpments at the likes of Trowbarrow Quarry, Twistleton Scar, Attermire Scar and Witches Quarry.
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Yorkshire Limestone (2005)

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any idea where I can get an up to date topo or guide for Gigg north
daviesxxx - 26/Jun/13
May I withdraw my earlier comments; I was having a bad day, and say that, bar the noise, its actually quite good. Best place for 6'cs locally and a couple of decent easier routes too. I apologise unreservedly to the developers of the cliff!
Bulls Crack - 01/Apr/12
Some decent low grade routes, as well as the obvious and amazing Hollywood Bowl. Please, please crag moderator sort out the routes and grades!
chris_j_s - 31/May/10
Apart from the Bowl and a few of the harder routes + Ivy Buttress fairly dire. Short, cr*ppy routes in the main not worth excavating at the expense of habitats and wildlife.
Bulls Crack - 13/May/10
Good crag but noisey with the traffic. some routes are not in the guide book3.
Booey - 20/Sep/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Sewell's Cave
2 Olympian Wife Beater 6b+ 5
3 Diaries of a Prestwich Pensioner 7a+ 3
4 Kells (The Prestwich King Pin) 6a+ 4
  Ivy Buttress
6 TT 6a+ * 6
7 Honeymoon Crack VS 4b 5
8 September Flake HVS 5a * 1
9 September Buttress 6a *** 25
10 Ivy September E1 5b 2
11 Ivy Buttress E2 5c ** 8
12 Acid Test E4 6b ** 3
13 Acid Drop E5 6b * 2
14 Drop Test 6b+ ** 35
15 Autonomy 6b 5
16 Close to Ivy 6a+ * 32
17 Goldihood 6c+ 11
18 No Picnic for Teddy Bears 5c ** 44
  Main Crag
20 Crackerjack 6c ** 1
21 Bob's Swansong 6a+ * 2
22 Double your Money 6b ** 5
23 Meld 6b+ * 3
24 The Hustler 6a+ * 11
25 Northern Humour 6c * 26
26 Sweet Gene Vincent 6c+ * 13
27 There Ain't Half Been Some 6c+ 7
28 Hit Me with your Clipping Stick 7a * 27
29 Time Travel 6b * 5
30 August Groove VS 5a 1
31 August Sport 6a+ * 5
32 Life on Mars 6b 16
33 January Corner 5c 5
34 New Bolts and Panties 6b+ 15
35 Ginger Jesus 7a * 3
36 Tarciana 6b+ * 15
37 Resins To Be Cheerful 6c * 36
38 Poison Ivy E1 5b 5
39 Poison Ivy (sport) 6a 14
40 Bad Genie 6c * 48
41 The Boltergeist 6b+ * 47
42 The Haunting 6b+ 18
43 Boisterous Bloater 6b * 65
44 Giliminate 6a+ * 9
45 Final Offering 6b * 69
46 The Last Fish Supper 5c 74
47 The Hearty Breakfast 6a+ 53
48 Root Sixty Six 6a * 83
49 A Block off the Old Chip 6a * 85
50 Rusty Parts E1 5b 10
51 Rusty Sport 6a+ ** 15
52 Mayfly 7b * 8
53 Rampage 7a * 37
54 Fackin' electric Eel dinner! 7a * 2
55 Rampant
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E2 5c * 3
56 Ramp Raiders 6b ** 68
57 Ramp Direct E1 5b 5
58 Ramp Direct (sport) 6a+ ** 24
59 The Ramp E2 5c * 6
60 Haggard Herring 7b * 11
61 Sarcastic Fringehead 7b *  
62 Breadsnapper 6c+ * 21
63 Branching Out 6c * 13
64 Muted Mackerel 7b ** 23
65 Mainlining 7b+ * 4
66 Audience with Jello 7c ** 2
67 Stunned Mullett 7b+ 2
68 Flights of Fancy 7a+ * 25
69 Jackdaw Hole E2 5c * 2
70 Jackdaw Hole (sport) 6c+ * 3
71 Pole Dancing 6c+ * 13
72 The Maypole E2 6a  
73 Maypole Direct 6c+ * 8
74 Maypole Revisited 6c * 5
75 Moribund HVS 5b 12
76 Northern Sole 6a 47
77 First Plaice 5a 39
78 Threadbarely 6b+ 2
79 New Threads 6b+ * 2
  Woodcutter's Buttress
81 Deception
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S 4
82 Trepidation VD 3
83 Three Steps to Heaven 5c ** 22
84 Centrepiece 6a * 16
85 Dodgy Brexit 6a+ * 14
86 Are Yew In? 5b 14
87 Are Yew Out? 4c 17
88 Birthday Surprise 5b 12
89 Ben Hur 6a+ * 76
90 Sundowner 6b * 23
91 Retro-Killer 6c * 55
92 Fellsman E2 5c * 5
93 Fellsman (Revisited) 6b+ * 72
94 Soft Touch 6c * 39
95 Soft Touch (sport) 6b+ 21
96 Direct Debit 7a ** 18
97 Debbie HVS 5b * 1
98 Debbie Direct 6a+ ** 135
99 The Craftsman 6b+ * 77
100 Joinery 6a 59
101 Tong and Groove 6a 74
102 Crosscut 6b *** 4
103 The Adze 6a+ 22
104 Stumpy 5c 60
  Hollywood Bowl
106 Brinkmanship
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VS 4c 1
107 Brinks Mat Robbery 5c * 16
108 New Bottle 6b ** 10
109 Back From the Brink 6b * 8
110 Bottle
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VS 4b 1
111 The Brink VS 4b * 7
112 Enter Stage Left 6a+ ** 12
113 Glasto 15 6c+ 5
114 The Brink Link 4c * 2
115 Before Sunset 7a+ * 2
116 Sunset Boulevard 7c *** 55
117 Sunset brown 7c+ ** 5
118 Divine Sunset 7c+ ** 6
119 Divine Brown 7c+ ** 12
120 Accelerator 8b+ *** 1
121 Illywacker 7b+ *** 84
122 Aladdin 8c *** 1
123 King of Thieves 8c+ ***  
124 Willywacker 7c 2
125 Whitelock Witchery 7b+ * 6
126 Jorjas Connection 7c ** 5
127 Hollywood Bowl (aid)
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A2 2
128 Hollywood Bowl 7c ** 3
129 Molly's Bowl 7c *  
130 Superbowl 7c **  
131 Joe's Spork 7b+ *  
132 Angel Eyes 8b+ * 1
133 Kleptomania 8a ** 28
134 Tonto 8c+ ***  
135 The Jordanator 8b 1
136 The Sound of One Hand Slapping 7c * 27
137 We Come in Fear 7c * 4
138 Seconds Choice 7a * 57
139 Taking The Mikey
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HVS 4c 1
140 Dragon Wall
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VS 4c  
141 Jungle Bunny
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MVS 4b  
142 Clearance
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MVS 4b  
  Hollywood Cup
144 Jack Horner
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VD 1
145 Film Clips 6a * 20
146 Blue Movies 7b 6
147 Cinemascope 6a+ ** 2
148 Pulp Friction 6c+ * 7
149 From Dust till Dawn 7b  
150 Thunderball
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HVS 5b 1
151 Yew Tree Wall
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S 4a 6
152 Yew Tree Sport 5b 6
153 Honeyed Dwarf 6b 5
  Parking Wall
155 The Fakir Awakes 5c * 45
156 Bed of Nails
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S 4a  
157 Original Chimney
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S 4b  
158 Cat in Clarke's Shoes 6a 13
159 North of the Border 6a 53
160 Sport for All 6a+ * 51
161 Dreams in which I'm Dying 6a * 43
162 Broken Flake Wall
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HVS 4c ** 5
163 Liquid Acrobat 6a * 52
164 7a At 70 6c ** 8
165 Red Rag
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6b * 2
166 Skyline Route
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VS 4b  
167 Easy Pickings
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S 1
168 The Reach
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HVS 5b  
169 Lay-By Slabs Direct
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VS 5a 1
170 Route 1
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S 4

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