Yorkshire Sport

September 30th, 2017 by rob s

Mike, Jamie and I headed over to Giggleswick North for a day Sport climbing, with an indifferent forecast it seemed prudent.

I prefer Gig North to South and there are some good routes, with good gear and the rock is mostly sound, and the polish isnt too bad. We started just past the Hollywood bowl behind a tree on some slightly damp routes which were ok. Jamie turned up and warmed up on the 6b (we think) – which has a tough move. Not great but not crap and feeling a little traddy.

We moved along to the next clean buttress and did some excellent routes around 6a/6a+ sort of standard, the grades vary from rockfax/ukc/YMC guide. After an hour or two we continued along the wall and found a few more good routes to play on until about 6 when we headed home. We all have routes to go back for after resting or not getting on them so a return trip is on the cards.

A couple of points, it takes quite along time to get there (circa 2 hours and 60 miles), route identification can be a bit tricky in places, and not all routes are on the YMC update so get a copy of the UKC listing before you go.

pix to follow – maybe…

UKC logbook for Gig North: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=1344

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