Giggleswick Sport Climbing, Attempt 2: 6th August

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Giggleswick Sport Climbing, Attempt 2: 6th August

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Since I'm still not entirely over being rained off Plan A on Saturday, and since we are currently being promised the return of high pressure, I thought maybe we could try again this Saturday? For those who prefer a walk, Alice is leading a rather lovely one over Marsden Moor (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6530) so please only sign up if, like me, you are a lazy climber who can just about cope with a short walk in to some rocks.

The Plan
The bolted limestone cliffs of Giggleswick North beckon. I'll be heading to Woodcutter's Buttress for a selection of mini-projects. This buttress also features a "surprisingly nice and not a terror choss fest" 4+, a rare find in Yorkshire, as well as a few decent 5s and 6as. Further along on the main buttress, you can find some more decent 5s and 6as, including the much acclaimed September Buttress (6a***) as well as plenty of harder stuff.

Aiming to be at the parking at 10:30 ish (see below for map pin)

For anyone not leading, don't be put off! Have a chat with me and I'm sure we can get a top rope on something suitable. I have a clip stick and I am not afraid to use it!

UKC: ... /#overview
Guidebook: The recommended guide book is Northern Rock ( ... _rock-2423) BECAUSE I'M IN IT, but if you must you can use the Rockfax Northern Limestone - a poor substitute, frankly.
Parking: ... 4d-2.32337 The pin is on the layby right by the footpath to the crag, but the other marked laybys can also be used if things are looking busy.

As always you'll need a harness, helmet, belay device and carabiner, plus the ability to tie in and belay unsupervised. Make sure you've filled out the application form on the website too if you're new, I'll be checking :wink:

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Re: Giggleswick Sport Climbing, Attempt 2: 6th August

Post by JR »

I should be free for this.

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