Climbs 179
Rocktype Limestone

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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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A fair amount of loose rocks around the main crag area, most are obvious, others less...
FelixL - 18/Sep/17
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+ * 17
7 Honeymoon Crack VS 4b 13
8 September Flake HVS 5a * 9
9 September Buttress 6a *** 99
10 Ivy September E1 5b 4
11 Ivy Buttress E2 5c ** 11
12 Acid Test E4 6b ** 5
13 Acid Drop E5 6b * 2
14 Drop Test 6b+ ** 72
15 Autonomy 6b 25
16 Close to Ivy 6a+ * 57
17 Goldihood 6c+ 23
18 No Picnic for Teddy Bears 5c ** 100
  Main Crag
20 The Last Hurrah (Maybe!) 6a+ * 13
21 Hip Op 6a+ * 12
22 Comic Relief 6b+ * 12
23 General Relativity 7a * 7
24 Quantum Gravity 7a * 7
25 Crackerjack 6c ** 20
26 Bob's Swansong 6a+ * 17
27 Double your Money 6b ** 17
28 Meld 6b+ * 5
29 The Hustler 6a+ * 21
30 Northern Humour 6c * 32
31 Sweet Gene Vincent 6c+ * 21
32 There Ain't Half Been Some 6c+ 7
33 Hit Me with your Clipping Stick 7a * 54
34 Time Travel 6b * 11
35 August Groove VS 5a 2
36 August Sport 6a+ * 23
37 Life on Mars 6b 39
38 January Corner 5c 13
39 New Bolts and Panties 6b+ 20
40 Ginger Jesus 7a * 3
41 Tarciana 6b+ * 23
42 Resins To Be Cheerful 6c * 59
43 Poison Ivy E1 5b 6
44 Poison Ivy (sport) 6a 57
45 Bad Genie 6c * 80
46 The Boltergeist 6b+ * 69
47 The Haunting 6b+ 22
48 Boisterous Bloater 6b * 112
49 Giliminate 6a+ * 42
50 Final Offering 6b * 119
51 The Last Fish Supper 5c 131
52 The Hearty Breakfast 6a+ 98
53 Root Sixty Six 6a * 139
54 A Block off the Old Chip 6a * 151
55 Rusty Parts E1 5b 11
56 Rusty Sport 6a+ ** 46
57 Mayfly 7b * 20
58 Rampage 7a * 53
59 Fackin' electric Eel dinner! 7a * 2
60 Rampant
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E2 5c * 3
61 Ramp Raiders 6b ** 118
62 Ramp Direct E1 5b 9
Climb name Grade
63 Ramp Direct (sport) 6a+ ** 53
64 The Ramp E2 5c * 11
65 Haggard Herring 7b * 17
66 Sarcastic Fringehead 7b *  
67 Breadsnapper 6c+ * 28
68 Branching Out 6c * 21
69 Muted Mackerel 7b ** 37
70 Mainlining 7b+ * 6
71 Audience with Jello 7c ** 2
72 Stunned Mullett 7b+ 2
73 Flights of Fancy 7a+ * 24
74 Jackdaw Hole E2 5c * 2
75 Jackdaw Hole (sport) 6c+ * 3
76 Austin's Overhang 6c+ * 2
77 Pole Dancing 6c+ * 16
78 The Maypole E2 6a  
79 Maypole Direct 6c+ * 16
80 Maypole Revisited 6c * 13
81 Moribund HVS 5b 50
82 Northern Sole 6a 82
83 First Plaice 5a 82
84 Threadbarely 6b+ 2
85 New Threads 6b+ * 2
  Woodcutter's Buttress
87 Deception
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S 5
88 Trepidation VD 3
89 Three Steps to Heaven 5c ** 57
90 Centrepiece 6a * 49
91 Dodgy Brexit 6a+ * 36
92 Are Yew In? 5b 57
93 Are Yew Out? 4c 70
94 Birthday Surprise 5b 52
95 Ben Hur 6a+ * 127
96 Sundowner 6b * 59
97 Retro-Killer 6c * 104
98 Fellsman E2 5c * 5
99 Fellsman (Revisited) 6b+ * 111
100 Soft Touch 6c * 84
101 Softer Touch 6b+ 35
102 Direct Debit 7a ** 68
103 Debbie HVS 5b * 3
104 Debbie Direct 6a+ ** 239
105 The Craftsman 6b+ * 116
106 Joinery 6a 86
107 Tong and Groove 6a 144
108 Crosscut 6b *** 5
109 The Adze 6a+ 23
110 Stumpy 5c 98
  Hollywood Bowl
112 Brinkmanship
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VS 4c 1
113 Brinks Mat Robbery 5c * 46
114 New Bottle 6b ** 16
115 Back From the Brink 6b * 18
116 Bottle
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VS 4b 1
117 The Brink VS 4b * 15
118 Enter Stage Left 6a+ ** 23
119 Glasto 15 6c+ 19
120 The Brink Link 4c * 4
121 Before Sunset 7a+ * 10
122 Sunset Stroll 6c+ ** 7
123 Sunset Boulevard 7c *** 82
124 Sunset brown 7c+ ** 14
Climb name Grade
125 Divine Sunset 7c+ ** 11
126 Divine Brown 7c+ ** 20
127 Accelerator 8b+ *** 3
128 Illywacker 7b+ *** 100
129 Aladdin 8c *** 2
130 King of Thieves 8c+ ***  
131 Willywacker 7c 3
132 Whitelock Witchery 7b+ * 8
133 Jorjas Connection 7c ** 14
134 Hollywood Bowl (aid)
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A2 3
135 Hollywood Bowl 7c ** 3
136 Molly's Bowl 7c *  
137 Superbowl L1 7b+ * 1
138 Superbowl 7c ** 6
139 Joe's Spork 7b+ *  
140 Angel Eyes 8b+ * 1
141 Kleptomania 8a ** 30
142 Tonto 8c+ ***  
143 The Jordanator 8b 1
144 The Sound of One Hand Slapping 7c * 30
145 We Come in Fear 7c * 7
146 Seconds Choice 7a * 94
147 Taking The Mikey
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HVS 4c 1
148 Dragon Wall
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VS 4c  
149 Jungle Bunny
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MVS 4b  
150 Clearance
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MVS 4b  
  Hollywood Cup
152 Jack Horner
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VD 2
153 Film Clips 6a * 31
154 The Rimmer 6a  
155 Cinemascope 6a+ ** 4
156 The Silver Screen 6c ** 2
157 Black Comedy 7b ** 1
158 Blue Movies 7b 11
159 Blue Comedy 7b+ ***  
160 Pulp Friction 6c+ * 11
161 From Dust till Dawn 7b 1
162 Thunderball
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HVS 5b 1
163 Thunderball (Sport) 6b * 2
164 Yew Tree Wall
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S 4a 6
165 Yew Tree Sport 4c 41
166 Silver Surfer 6a+ ** 2
167 Honeyed Dwarf 6b 7
  Parking Wall
169 The Fakir Awakes 5c * 81
170 Bed of Nails
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S 4a  
171 Original Chimney
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S 4b  
172 Cat in Clarke's Shoes 6a 21
173 North of the Border 6a 80
174 Sport for All 6a+ * 75
175 Dreams in which I'm Dying 6a * 69
176 Broken Flake Wall
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HVS 4c ** 6
177 The Chainsaw Massacre 7a * 5
178 The Chainsaw Meander 6b * 4
179 Liquid Acrobat 6a * 73
180 7a At 70 6c ** 14
181 Red Rag 6b+ ** 5
182 Skyline Route
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VS 4b  
183 Easy Pickings
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S 1
184 The Reach
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HVS 5b  
185 Lay-By Slabs Direct
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VS 5a 1
186 Route 1
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S 5

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