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Sport
Sun and Shade
Uphill
5 mins
Seepage
Sheltered

The lower tier at Giggleswick South has become quite popular in recent years due to the development of a number of lower grade sport climbs. Some of the rock needs to be handled with care. Guidebook page 322.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Moseley Shoals
10m. The left arete has well-spaced bolts.
2 user comments
 
Strong
Fluttery
7b
2
Out of the Limelight
10m. The leaning wall left of the corner.
 
1 Stars
Strong
7a+
3
Underhand Arete
10m. Start as for The Thin Blue Line and climb the arete on the left, sharing bolts on The Thin Blue Line.
 6b+
4
The Thin Blue Line
10m. Not Cenotaph Corner!
1 user comment
 6a
5
Amical Rivalite
20m. Move out leftwards from the start of Amical Rivalite. §
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6a+
6
Fiddlefingers
20m. A reasonable route but with some rock that requires gentle handling halfway up.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
7
Pensile Wall
No description included yet.
 
2 Stars
E1 5b
8
Bonhommie
No description included yet.
 
2 Stars
HVS 5a
9
Orange Wall
No description included yet.
 
1 Stars
VS 5a
10
Diversion
18m. Good sustained climbing finishing as for Peripherique.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
5+
11
Peripherique
18m. The name is written at base of the route.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b
12
Tiger in the Woods
10m. Very short but intense. A left-hand variant at the crux is named Prowling Around, 6b.
1 user comment
 
Technical
7a
13
Rainbow Wall
No description included yet.
 
1 Stars
VS 5a
14
Richard of York
15m. A short pitch climbing directly to a lower-off below the large yew tree.
 6a
15
Gave Battle in Vain
18m. A good long pitch with some fine climbing, on good rock.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b+
16
José Bové
18m. A worthwhile route that should clean up over time.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Loose
6b
17
J(CB) Variant
18m. Move left into José Bové at mid-height.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
18
The Punch Line
15m. Donít underestimate this demanding route that weaves around the corners on the left-hand side of the wall. Start on the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b+
19
Finger of Fun
15m. A hard lower wall leads to the small square-cut corner above. Upper bolts are hidden from below but they are there.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a+
20
The Best Medicine
14m. A difficult sequence is required to gain the obvious hold out right. Make more tricky moves to hopefully reach the ledges...
2 user comments
 
Technical
Crimpy
7a
21
Evening Crack
No description included yet.
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
22
First Footing
12m. An indirect start to The Best Medicine.
1 user comment
 
Technical
6c
23
Titter Ye Not
No description included yet.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2 6a
24
Silent Laughter
14m. An excellent climb, the best on this crag. Climb the slim groove to moves left at half-height. More difficult climbing...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
25
Heavenly Whispers
14m. An intense piece of wall work.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c+
26
Arnold Palmer
No description included yet.
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
27
Hustler
No description included yet.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
28
Rib Tickler
14m. Good route finding will pay rewards on this one. Move up into the base of the groove then pull right on to the wall.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c
29
Tee Off
No description included yet.
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
30
Funny Girl
10m. Start some way above the path at a narrow cleaned section of the crag.
1 user comment
 
Technical
5+
31
Golf Course Crack
No description included yet.
 VS 4c
32
Pitch Ďní Putt
10m. Start at the short tufa on the left-hand side of the wall. Take care with the rock to the left.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6a
33
Par Three
10m. The middle line.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6b+
34
Four Iron
10m. The right-hand line is the toughest of the trio with some technical moves.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c
35
Henry Apprentice
10m. Clip the first bolt of Harry Limestone then head left.
 6a
36
Harry Limestone
10m. Start by the right-to-left diagonal break and climb direct.
3 user comments
 6b
37
Water Hazard
12m. Up the steep wall and over a small overlap to easing.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6a
38
Practice Putt
12m. Direct behind tree and right of big loose block at the top.
3 user comments
 
Loose
6a+
39
Chip off the Old Block
12m. A good direct line.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
40
Match Play
12m. A cleaned middle section.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
5+
41
Chopping Block
12m. Climb to the right of the first blocks on good small holds and then make a long move to finish.
 
Technical
Loose
6a+
42
Swans to Steele
12m. Wall to small, shattered right-facing corner.
 
Pumpy
Loose
6a
43
Swan Lake
12m. Dirty in its middle section.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Crimpy
Loose
6c+
44
Get Out of Town
12m. Climb the tough lower wall and easier crack above.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
45
The Ugly Duckling
12m. Start by the large fallen block. Take the short wall to a rest and then follow the nice corner/grooved arete above.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6a
46
Swan Hunters
13m. Thin walls past a ledge midway.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
47
Cygneture Tune
13m. The wall and cleaned cracks.
 
Pumpy
5+
48
Cygnet Chewer
13m. Start just left of the corner and climb past a tree stump.
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
5+
49
Whooper
14m. Diverse climbing starting up an intricate wall to an easing and then to the top up the rib/groove on the left.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
50
The Mute Finish Top 50
14m. The right-hand finish to Black Swan Rising is possibly the best way up the buttress. Good rock all the way.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6a+
51
Black Swan Rising Top 50
14m. A fine climb up the clean face just right of where the approach path first meets the crag. Take care with some loose holds...
12 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6a+
  • Latest Comments

    For GIGGLESWICK SOUTH

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

    Pitch Ďní 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

    Titter Ye Not
    "Oh yes it is. Fully bolted 6c." 21/Apr

    Violent New Breed
    "well said i agree with you Chris" 10/Feb

    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

    Match Play
    "As with many of the easier lines here...cr*p. Badly placed last bolt too." 01/May

    Mutton Dagger
    "Excellent, as good as it looks from below if not better. Elegant wall climbing, ..." 27/Apr top50

    Satori
    "Mate backed off after not making it past the niche low down. Possible flake on t..." 18/Apr

    Violent New Breed
    "Ryan your and idiot, donít make comments on a route you havenít looked at. If yo..." 14/Dec

    José Bové
    "It won't "clean up" where it counts. The dodgy block is all or nothing..." 11/Dec

    Harry Limestone
    "Good moves that require an amount of thought." 05/Sep

    Silent Laughter
    "Using your feet well is a top tip. There is a rest high up before you traverse l..." 10/Aug

    Black Swan Rising
    "It gets 6b in the new definitive guide - and I added an extra bolt low down beca..." 04/Jul top50

    Black Swan Rising
    "Quite a gap between the 2nd & 3rd bolts - if your limit was 6a+ it would be ..." 04/Jul top50

    Violent New Breed
    "repeted this was going to keep it to my self but decided to tell the nation foun..." 12/May

    The Punch Line
    "Really wanders around and not very good for it. Hard for the grade. Would be imp..." 04/May

    Get Out of Town
    "Lots of chossy rock, several useful foot holds fell of the section below the fir..." 23/Apr

    Practice Putt
    "Nice climb and not really loose" 01/Dec

    Par Three
    "This is a great route. It is harder than the F6c to the right." 04/Oct

    Funny Girl
    "A easy warm up route good bolts nicely spead out" 23/Sep

    Slap and Giggle
    "I just upgraded Go Johnny and now I'm downgrading this one!" 17/Aug

    Prime Cut
    "Are you sure you traversed right at the right level Mike? It was always a bit tr..." 09/Aug

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