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Shared By: Cat Cahoon on May 15, 2009 · Updates
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Description

Zig Zag wall has about 25 mid-height columns arranged in a slight concave orientation, on the south wall of the small canyon east of Agathla Tower. There are cracks from finger to offwidth, generally with an abundance of face and stemming holds, and plenty of moderate bolted routes in the 5.8-5.10 range. For most of the center of the wall, a grassy ledge caps the columns about 3/4 up the face, with most routes ending beneath it. In the 1950s, the cracks at Zig Zag were the center of attention for the small group of climbers who ventured to Vantage (besides the Feathers) while the sport climbs were established far more recently, most in the mid-2010s.

Getting There

Take the main trail. Watch for a small sign at fork by Agatha Tower, take the left trail. Zig Zag is on the right. Five minutes from car.

32 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Zig Zag Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 60
The Jagged Edge
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 37
Jeff's Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 60
Orangekist
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Vehicular Basalt
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 52
Little Book of Lies
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Scissor Man
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 39
Table Dance
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 37
Starless in Vantage
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 50
One of These Days (Mohel With a…
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 56
Neon Indian
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 44
Chocolate Orange
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 46
Mr. Nice Guy
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 60
Burning Down the House
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Love in the Time of COVID
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 70
Group Therapy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Jagged Edge
 60
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Jeff's Crack
 37
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Orangekist
 60
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Vehicular Basalt
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Little Book of Lies
 52
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Scissor Man
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Table Dance
 39
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Starless in Vantage
 37
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
One of These Days (Mohel Wi…
 50
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Neon Indian
 56
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Chocolate Orange
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mr. Nice Guy
 46
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Burning Down the House
 60
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Love in the Time of COVID
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Group Therapy
 70
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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