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The Zag (zig-zag variation)

# in Topo
Sector
Pitches
FAGrade
Grade
Length
Bolts
Top
Setters
year
E30
Safsafa NE Face
7
VI., 5.9
6a+
trad
Johan Lange, Gaby Manobla, 1989
1989
Topo #
Pitches
FAGrade
est. grade
Length
Bolts
Setters
year
E30
7
VI., 5.9
6a+
trad
Johan Lange, Gaby Manobla, 1989
1989

The climb starts on the left side of the big (300m long) slab on whose right side the ZigZag.

Pitch1: start up the big chimney/crack line which heads up to the left side of the head wall. Climb 50m up (5.8) at first (10m) a chimney, touring into a hand crack.

Pitch 2: continue over broken ground and an easy slab (5.5), 30m to belay at left edge of headwall.

Pitch 3: go up through crack systems, left at first, and then traverse right 1m and up 10m(5.9) to belay at big ledge - 25m.

Pitch 4: climb up and left in a thin ascending crack to obtain slab (5.8), then up the slab 10m and traverse horizontally right at small solution hole and brown spot to obvious corner (5.7), up corner and then another 5m to belay.

Pitch5: traverse right for 2 pitches (5.7) to crack line of NE wall. Then up and slightly right for one more pitch to top

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