Wha? There's a North of Mt. Ordeals trick? Like with the Power Peninsulas in FF1 and FF2?
*goes to check*
Oh, do you mean this place with Hell Needles and Treants? This does seem like a good spot to level up Paladin Cecil. *makes mental note of it*
Well, it's not that good with Paladin Cecil... it is much better with Dark Knight Cecil and the insta-death sword. Paladin Cecil is better off on Mt. Ordeals since his sword kills anything (except Lilliths) in one hit (and in the process, might get a Lillith Rod). I forget if FF4A's FlameRod was buffed a bit (I think it was).