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Shared By: Cat Cahoon on May 15, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Zachary Winters

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 59
Edge of Mistakes
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 74
The Jagged Edge
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 41
Jeff's Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 76
Orangekist
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 47
Vehicular Basalt
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Scissor Man
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 56
Table Dance
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 45
Starless in Vantage
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 66
Little Book of Lies
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 65
One of These Days (Mohel With a…
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 89
Neon Indian
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 63
Chocolate Orange
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
Mr. Nice Guy
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 84
Burning Down the House
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 100
Group Therapy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Edge of Mistakes
 59
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
The Jagged Edge
 74
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Jeff's Crack
 41
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Orangekist
 76
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Vehicular Basalt
 47
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Scissor Man
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Table Dance
 56
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Starless in Vantage
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Little Book of Lies
 66
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
One of These Days (Mohel Wi…
 65
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Neon Indian
 89
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Chocolate Orange
 63
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mr. Nice Guy
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Burning Down the House
 84
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Group Therapy
 100
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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