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Zig-zag crack 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rich Bechler - Summer 1989
Season: 3
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Submitted By: James Schroeder on Sep 22, 2006

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Rhoads OS

Description 

This is a great route that follows the Zig-zagging crack on the South facing wall of the canyon. There are lines of bolts on both sides of this route. It starts to left of what could be called a cave, but still surmounts an overhang in the beginning.

Protection 

Standard rack to 3 in.


Photos of Zig-zag crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the crux section  photo by: Chris Keller
Pulling the crux section photo by: Chris Keller
Rock Climbing Photo: Finishing up the glorious upper crack  photo by: C...
Finishing up the glorious upper crack photo by: C...
Rock Climbing Photo: Zig-zag crack is the obvious crack in the middle (...
BETA PHOTO: Zig-zag crack is the obvious crack in the middle (...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris pulling through the second overhang into the...
Chris pulling through the second overhang into the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Zig-zag Crack 5.10a
BETA PHOTO: Zig-zag Crack 5.10a
Rock Climbing Photo: Rhoads OS.
Rhoads OS.
Rock Climbing Photo: Placing gear in the overhang.  photo by: Chris Kel...
Placing gear in the overhang. photo by: Chris Kel...
Rock Climbing Photo: John K. leading Zig-Zag on a great fall day.   pho...
John K. leading Zig-Zag on a great fall day. pho...

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By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Sep 28, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This was going to be my first 5.10 lead, many years ago. I was so amped, and shaking with fear and apprehension, that I pretty much shook myself off the climb while trying to put the first piece in. I took a good sized fall straight to the ground, and I landed on a boulder. I got a giant bruise on my butt cheek to show for it.
By James Schroeder
Administrator
From: Sauk County, WI
Nov 18, 2006

Cold, wet, slimy and dirty today, but spectacular anyway. Looked like it hadn't been climbed in months...
By Joel Sprenger
From: Terrebonne, OR
Nov 19, 2006

1 month. It has sure been a quiet area
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Oct 19, 2009
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Led this yesterday. A very physical lead. Great pro! The best climb at the Hollow IMO.
By Tradoholic
Sep 14, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Classic! Good moves with good pro. Agreed, best at the Hollow.
By Branden Michelkamp
From: Salt Lake City
Nov 7, 2011

Truly a little bit of everything on this climb a MUST DO! I have been going to the hollow for years and always turned away from zig zag because I never was strong enough to lead it. after this weekend I can say this is truly an amazing climb!
By Kyle Hanus
From: Laramie, WY
May 12, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

A jug at the start of the crack broke off. Might make things a bit more interesting...
By Matthew Clausen
Aug 18, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Beautiful line that has a fun variety of moves. I'm psyched to lead it after a couple times on TR.
By Zach Parsons
From: Tacoma, WA
Sep 8, 2014
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Maybe it's the broken hold mentioned above, but this felt harder than 5.10a.

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