GIGGLESWICK NORTH


Like its near neighbour to the south, the long thin line of well-hidden crags of Giggleswick North offers only fleeting glimpses of grey limestone even in the middle of winter. Those who take the trouble to explore in amongst the trees will find good routes 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 Main Crag and Ivy Buttress.

Routes

15 trad routes (VS...E5)
78 sport routes (5a...8c+)
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
Sewell's Cave
300m left of Ivy Buttress, directly above a large road sign are three isolated routes on a 12m high...
3
Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Ivy Buttress
A tall and slender wall of smooth-looking rock tucked away in the woods and separated from the main...
8
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
Main Crag
The Main Crag is a long low wall of vertical rock of generally good quality but some care is...
40
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

8 mins

sheltered
Woodcutter's Buttress
A compact wall of vertical rock that has some short but popular sport lines. The climbs are...
11
Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

6 mins

sheltered
Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl is an eye-catching feature and home to Giggleswick North's finest and hardest...
20
Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

5 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Hollywood Cup
The Hollywood Cup is the small bulging wall to the right of the Hollywood Bowl. The routes are...
5
Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

2 mins

Seepage
sheltered
Parking Wall
Within a minute or two of the parking are a number of short sport climbs on a white wall which is...
6
Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

1 min

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For GIGGLESWICK NORTH

    The Fakir Awakes
    "Changed from 5c * to *, no votes" 27/Mar

    Jorjas Connection
    "hi Mark can you stick Anieshas connection on here too, shes 7 and gutted her sis..." 25/Nov

    The Brink
    "Changed from 4b * to VS 4b *, no votes" 18/Nov

    Illywacker
    "Probaby 7c!" 26/May

    Sunset Boulevard
    "Certainly felt worth of 7c to me. Two burly cruxes." 24/May

    Acid Test
    "Direly long reach for the jug below the peg, with next to nothing for your feet...." 22/May

    Sunset Boulevard
    "I reckon if you sit on ledge halfway its 7b+, if you plough on through its 7c." 06/Jun

    Sunset Boulevard
    "So is this route's consensus 7b+? Just wondering as the Northern Limestone and ..." 06/Jun

    Illywacker
    "You slagging off my bolt placements Paul. I did equip it ground-up like the rest..." 20/Apr

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