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Phantom Zawn

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Phantom Zawn Rock Climbing 


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Location: 51.19372, -4.67872 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Russell on Sep 15, 2014
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Description 

A small zawn with big atmosphere. The name comes from the seals, who like to gather in this area, and whose ghostly calls echo round the zawn.

Getting There 

Difficult to describe...

Follow the West coast footpath for some 500m North of three quarter wall, where a series of grassy gullies descend seawards. One one of these (the penultimate one, walking Northwards) has a curious shaped block on it's left wall, reminiscent of the Easter Island statues. Follow this gully to its end then turn right, traversing beneath a rocky outcrop.

The zawn is pretty much directly beneath this outcrop, and the most popular routes are accessed by abseil to a ledge on the South side of the zawn, right at the mouth. Make sure to direct the abseil down the outside of the zawn in order to hit the ledge, else you may be left hanging.

Climbing Season

For the South West area.

Weather station 14.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber leading Dark Power P1

Dark Power 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Phantom Zawn
A brilliant, exposed route taking a diagonal line from the ledge on the seaward side into the depths of the zawn and emerging via an unlikely hand traverse and crack.P1, 18m, 5b.From the tidal ledge, follow twin cracks up and leftwards to an overlap. Pull up into a left-facing corner and then traverse leftwards into a prominent groove which is followed to a thread and nuts belay.P2, 23m, 5b.Pull up and left from the belay then swing steeply leftwards on good holds. Continue up to a line of jugs ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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