Climbs 268
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 183m a.s.l
Faces SW

Brian Rossiter enjoys the last rays of winter sun. © nigel baker

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.

Approach 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).

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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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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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The U-Bend 
2Leftmost bolted climb on U Bend crag6a+  
3Ducksqueezer's route4c 12
5Bagdad CafeVS 5a *1
6ForeplayE1 5c 3
7Harry Tuttle, Heating Engineer7b+ 26
8Violent New Breed9a+ *1
9Militia8a+ **5
10Wet Beaver6c+ 1
 Upper Crag 
12GorgonzolaVS 4b 16
13Yew Tree RibHVS 5a *20
14Yew Tree Corner
S 11
15Pinnacle DirectVS 4b 19
16February WallVS 4c *40
E2 5c 3
18Broad SwordE3 5c ***17
19Broad Sword DirectE4 6a **3
20Fine SpeedingE5 6a *3
21Mutton DaggerE3 5c ***75
22Prime CutE2 5b *31
23Cut a LineE4 6a *5
24Mint SauceE2 5c *24
25Sir LoinE1 5c **56
E1 5b 1
27Little CornerVS 5a *37
28Central CracksS 4a 11
29FlakerHVS 5b 8
30The Glory SeekersE2 6a *7
31The Wally HuntersE1 5c 3
32The ArchesE1 5c *63
33Return of the Glory SeekersE2 6a *5
34MeerschaumHVS 5a *70
35SatoriHVS 5b *22
36Too close for comfortE2 5c 1
37Damage caseE1 5c 4
38Left-hand Siamese TwinHVS 5a 2
39Right-Hand Siamese TwinVS 4c 7
40Frank Bough's PartyE4 6b  
41Power PinchE4 6b **7
42Orient ExpressE2 5c 1
43Go Johnny GoE2 5c **24
44Slap and GiggleE1 5b *31
45Custard CrackVS 4b *54
46Touch and Go
HVS 5a 3
47Dyno-MightE1 5c *3
48BlancmangeMVS 4b 20
49Lancaster Bomber
HVS 5a *19
50SpitfireVS 4c **15
51Iron Wall DirectVS 4c ***16
52Iron Wall
HS 30
53T-BoneMVS 4b *25
54Neck EndVS 4c 5
55Cheese and CrackersVS 4c *8
56Coffee and CreamVS 4c *8
57Flake and Groove
HVD 28
58Sticky ToffeeMS 7
59Nice BunsVS 4c *13
60Summer Pudding
HS 4b 23
61ThoughtafterVS 5a *15
HS 4b 32
63After 8 CrackHS 4b *13
64Jelly and TrifleS 4a 9
65Trifle Wall
S 13
 Stone Cold Buttress 
67Mini Gem5c *96
68Winter Warmer5a 89
69The Sun Trap6a 88
70Little Cracker5c 68
71Harvey6b 53
72Holly Tree Groove5a *91
73Stone Cold Sober6a 63
74High Adventure6a 11
75Tipsy Crack5a *86
76The D.T.s4c *6
77The Primer4c *80
78DDD6c 4
79Deus Ex Machina6b+  
80Under Pressure6a+ *75
81Bella Calcio6b **63
82Mi Vida Loco6c+ **11
83Stone Cold Crazy6c **30
84Saving the Day6a *47
 Dressage Buttress 
86Whoa Boy5b 7
87Gee Gee Groove6c *2
88How to Train Your Dragon7a *2
89Crack the Whip4c 12
90Flying Change6a 6
91Shadbelly6c 1
92Well Shod6a 6
 Sector Limelight 
94Wall MinorVS 4c 1
HVS 5a 3
96Seven Up5c 13
97Twilight6a *14
98Gael Force6b 12
99BlackoutHVS 5a 5
100Moseley Shoals7b **5
101Out of the Limelight7a+ **21
102Light Touch6c+ *4
103Flake Out6b+ **9
104Underhand Arete6c *11
105The Thin Blue Line6a *23
106Ivy League6a 7
 Anchor Buttress 
108Suspend-Eid6b *8
109Comic Relief6a 10
110Chris Nick Direct6a 7
111Ground Up5c 13
112Weather Beaten6a+ 10
113Wicked Grin6a+ 11
114Midnight Brambler6c **20
115Bramble Jelly5c *16
116Yorkshire Brambler6b *34
117No Wavering5c *46
118Low Stern6b+ *17
119Rawhide5c *59
120Bonanza5b *61
121Two for One5c *31
122Tomertil6b *26
123Adjusted Hours6a+ *35
124Walking with Dinosaurs5c 2
125One Hundred and Twenty-One Not Out6a+ * 
 The Wilderness Walls 
127Quivering Timber
VS 5a *2
128Nutbush6a+ *25
129City Limits
E2 *7
130Suburban Sprawl6b *11
131Uptown Girl6b+ *12
132Salus Arete6c+ *4
133Salus6c *16
134Tusk6b **33
135Chance Encounter6b *7
136Real Gone6b 10
137Yew'll be Lucky5c 15
138Road Block6b+ **29
139Freeway6b **41
140Slip Road6a *29
141Slip Road Direct6c 4
142Fallen Heroes6a+ *13
143Easy Lovin'6b+ 8
144Walk the Line6a *28
145Rambling on my Mind6a+ *26
146puckoon5b *97
147Norman Wisdom6a *42
148The Little Waster6b *45
149Red Dwarf6a *56
150Just Like That5b 58
151Little Britain7a *22
152Get Shorty6a+ *51
153Sergeant Bilko6a+ 19
154Maypole5a 17
155Morris Dancer5c *21
156Home Economics6b+ 5
157Joker's Wild6c 3
 Sector Bonhomie 
159Gunpowder Plot5a *58
160Penny for the Guy5c 55
161Remember Remember6c 8
162Fire Cracker6b 8
163Amical Rivalite6a+ **126
164Fiddlefingers6b+ **104
165Pensile WallE1 5b **22
166Bonhomie (trad)
HVS 5a **32
167Bonhomie6a+ ***128
168Diversion5c **209
169Orange WallVS 5a *3
170Peripherique6b *46
171Tiger in the Woods7a *28
172Tiger in the Woods Left7a 7
173Prowling Around6b **51
174Feline Fun6b **42
175Cat-Man-Do6a+ *55
176Richard of York6a *98
177Rainbow WallVS 5a *8
178Rainbow Warrior6b *43
179Swinging the Cat6b 3
180Gave Battle in Vain6b+ **78
181Malheureuse6a **61
182José Bové6b 31
183J(CB) Variant6b+ *11
 The Garden Wall 
185Buddy Red Cat4c 125
186Minnie6a+ *82
187Mighty Mouse6c+ *57
188Taking The Mickey6a+ 100
189Rat poison6a *158
190Atomic kitten6a *191
191Over The Garden wall5c 194
192Crazy Paver6a+ *78
193Gerry CanVS 4c 1
194The Constant Gardener6a **156
195Displacement Activity6a+ *78
196Babel5c 45
197Loggerheads5a 14
198Gully Bulls Travels6b+ *5
199Drummer Boy Deviant6b+ 2
200The Drummer Boy6c *3
201No Holds Barred6b+ *6
202Martha Victoria Jubiliee7a 5
203Ken's Cakewalk6b 2
204Squeak Too Soon6c *5
 Sector Laughter 
206Comic Strip6b+ *15
207The Punch Line6b+ *35
208Never Never Corner
HVS 5b *4
209Never Say Never6a+ *12
210Finger of Fun7a+ *26
211Last Stand6a+ *14
212Slappy Christmas6c *11
213The Best Medicine7a *86
214One Foot In Gargrave7a *5
215First Footing6c 11
216Evening CrackVS 4b *3
217Titter Ye Not6c **39
218Forced Laughter7c  
219Silent Laughter7b ***78
220The Hoarse Whisperer6c+ **10
221Heavenly Whispers6c+ ***116
222Bring Me Sunshine7a 10
223Arnold PalmerE1 5b *10
224HustlerHVS 5b *4
225Rib Tickler6c **115
226Lazy Days6b **87
227The Joker6a+ *65
228Tee OffVS 4b *3
229The Gift5c *47
230Mettle Would6b+ 12
231Funny Girl5c 62
232Lost Balls6a+ *28
233Rock an' Droll6c **4
 Sector Golf 
235Golf Course CrackVS 4c 3
236Pitch 'n' Putt6a+ *111
237Par Three6c *77
238Four Iron6c *49
239In the Rough6b 29
240A Good Walk Ruined6b *37
241Out Of Bounds4a **126
242A Big Slice6b 9
243The Belfry6b+ 4
 Sector Swans 
245She's Not Yew5b *185
246It's Alright Mama6a+ *60
247The Third Man5a 44
248The Third Man (trad)
VS 4c 1
249Sun Sessions6a+ 11
250Henry Apprentice6a+ 42
251Harry Limestone6b+ 41
252Water Hazard6a+ *122
253Practice Putt6a+ 128
254Chip off the Old Block6a+ *224
255Match Play5c 372
256Chopping Block6a+ 176
257Swans to Steele6a+ 112
258Swan Lake6c+ *74
259Get Out of Town6c+ *102
260The Ugly Duckling6a+ *188
261Swan Hunters6b+ *72
262Cygneture Tune5c *307
263Cygnet Chewer5c 153
264Wing TraverseVS 4c 11
265Whooper6b **140
266Swansong6a+ **207
267Black Swan Rising6b ***359
268The Mute Swan6b ***262
269Mutant Sunshine6b *107
270Cygnet Ring6b 5
 Sector Swallow's Nest 
272First Pillar5a 214
273Exit Cracks6b *130
274The Flat Iron6a+ *178
275The Shattered Pillar5c *280
276The Ice Hose6a *322
277The White Spider6a+ *287
278The Second Ice-field6a+ *272
279Alpiglen5c 422
280Kleine Scheidegg5a 387
281Traverse of the Gods6a 5
282The Hinterstoisser Traverse6b 6
 Trad Routes that need sorting 

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