GIGGLESWICK SOUTH


The convenient and very popular Giggleswick South crags offer a wide variety of climbing with plenty of worthwhile sport routes and a good selection of quality trad lines. Its ease of access means Giggleswick South is a good choice for an evening or short-day visit. Most of the sport routes are on the Lower Crag with grades ranging from 4 to 7b and they provide vertical wall climbing that is often technical but never too strenuous. The Upper Crag has a more open aspect and contains a good number of fine trad pitches, once again on vertical rock. Two more recently developed sectors, called Stone Cold and Dressage Buttresses are similar to those on the Lower Crag whilst the G-Spot has a handful of desperate but short sport lines.

Routes

39 trad routes (S...E5)
183 sport routes (4a...9a+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
G-spot
One of Yorkshire's smaller crags with one easy route and a few very hard ones. The G-Spot is...
5
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

12 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Upper Crag
This is a hidden gem of a buttress that is only revealed on the last few metres of the approach...
30
Trad
Lots of sun!
Up and down

15 mins

Stone Cold Buttress
A very pleasant section of the cliff that has a number of good pitches on generally excellent rock....
17
Sport
Evening sun
Up and down

6 mins

Dressage Buttress
There are some worthwhile lines on this well-featured buttress that is hidden in trees below the...
7
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

16 mins

sheltered
Sector Limelight
A neat little buttress that has good rock and some powerful pitches up bulging walls, grooves and...
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

13 mins

sheltered
Anchor Buttress
A very pleasant and open section of the escarpment that has a number of good pitches easily...
18
Trad
Afternoon sun
Up and down

10 mins

sheltered
The Wilderness Walls
A long section of the cliff line that holds a worthwhile collection of climbs in the 5+ to 6c+...
27
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

10 mins

sheltered
Sector Bonhomie
The central portion of this sector has a number of the best wall climbs at Giggleswick South. The...
23
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
The Garden Wall
A long section of cliff that gradually gains a bit of height towards its right end. Separated from...
17
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

7 mins

sheltered
Sector Laughter
A wide and steep wall of good rock that has some technical grooves. The main section has a long...
25
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

7 mins

sheltered
Sector Golf
This compact wall of good rock is not too impressive to look at but provides some worthwhile climbs...
9
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

6 mins

sheltered
Sector Swans
This is a popular section of the crag the highlight being a number of excellent pitches on a tall...
22
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
Sector Swallow's Nest
A popular section of the escarpment that has a smart set of Eiger-themed pitches which, although...
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For GIGGLESWICK SOUTH

    Whoa Boy
    "Changed from 5a to 5b, no votes" 18/Nov

    The Arches
    "Think the thread is the same one Austin used...." 12/Jun

    Pitch 'n' Putt
    "This is a sandbag at 6a, 6a+ is more like it." 26/Apr

    Get Out of Town
    "The flake left of the first bolt is now dangerously loose - most of the glue see..." 21/Jun

    Black Swan Rising
    "This is a superb route which is spoiled by some poor bolting. Sorry Dave but I'..." 29/Jun top50

    Moseley Shoals
    "Moseley Shoals will soon be cleaned and rebolted. It's on the list! There was a ..." 04/May

    First Footing
    "A sandbag, unless you have a huge span!" 27/Apr

    Moseley Shoals
    "The first bolt is high and in a poor condition. It would be well worth checking..." 22/Apr

    José Bové
    "Did this route for the second time yesterday and the loose block was still very ..." 05/Jun

    Broad Sword
    "I vaguely remember it feeling a little bold with some technical moves going left..." 07/Oct

    Broad Sword
    "A very difficult E3 and there is a fair bit of 5c. Climbing up the flake/open gr..." 02/Oct

    Silent Laughter
    "How can this be 3*? Nasty lumpy holds on boulder problem start and an artificial..." 24/Jul

    Satori
    "Did it around about the same time as you I guess - just recall that the layaway ..." 30/May

    Chip off the Old Block
    "Agree with Fiend. I'm afarid Dan that if you think that rock is good quality, ..." 01/May

    Par Three
    "contrived at the top but good moves" 01/May

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