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The Zag (zig-zag variation)


First ascensionists' grade:

VI., 5.9

Max estimated grade:




First Ascent:


Johan Lange, Gaby Manobla

Year of FA:


# of bolts en route:



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

Route description

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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