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Zigzag*** VD

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[Climbers edged in Autumn light , 2 kb]16m. A fine climb in a dramatic setting. Trend left up up the face to a position on the tip of a flake. Step up and right delicately on a small polished foothold to the final widening crack. © ROCKFAX
FA. JW Puttrell c1900

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Photo: Climbers edged in Autumn light © neilfish
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This climb is in 69 logbooks, and on 40 wishlists.

Good climb a few hard moves.
Robbiobaby - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Rich Andrews

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/14

A very varied day, after getting rained off in Dovedale we decided to go walking on Kinder and take a small rack and rope just in case. Everything was soaking, Zigzag was moderately damp but very slimy, kind of like climbing on algae I imagine. Still enjoyed it!
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/14 with Robby

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/14

stevo smith - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Chris Britton

snerpton - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/14 with John Seed

Repeat, solo 9/03
jshields - 2nd - 22/Sep/13 with Jeff Ingman, Dave Sargent

davewsargent - Sep/13 with jeff ingman, jon shields

TonyF - Lead O/S - Sep/13

Brown - Solo - 31/Aug/13 with Andy R

mr_drains - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Gareth K

sputnik - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/13

Becky E - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with John Maxfield PCC

john max - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Becky E

Chris Manasseh - Solo - 01/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13

slacky - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

nameless_rob - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with Mel, Johanna

dominic lee - Solo - 08/Jun/13 with nathan lee

Siobhan McGowan - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

Surprisingly cruxy.
Ramblin dave - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Sioban

Frank the Husky - 2013

Chris Hind - 10/Aug/12 with Bry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Scott

JdotP - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Commander Lapdance, Stanislav Huska

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/12

jhs3jtmh - 2012

Looked green and dirty but it was good. A slightly inelegant finish on my part.
markhammonds - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Joe Barragry

Awesome route, pity about the long walk in.
sputnik - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Mrs Z

c00kie - 2nd - 01/Sep/11 with Gavin

joe1979 - Lead - 14/Jul/11

Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/11 with Owain, Line, Jona

fifth - Solo - 2011

LakesWinter - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Mark

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/10

samsimpson - Lead O/S - 28/May/10 with Ally Hurst

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/10

Excellent, soloed twice, where was everyone else, loads of walker but didn't see a single climber all day!
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 22/May/10

BennoC - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Stace

staceated - 2nd - 24/Apr/10 with ben

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/09

alexrankine30 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Mark

Best VDiff I've ever done, steep and juggy all the way
mark20 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09

Nice, jug city. Not as exposed as it looks in the photos!
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Lovely climb in a great setting
benman - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/08 with roger m

JohnAI - 2nd - Jul/08

jonka - Solo - Jun/08 with gareth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/07

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/07

Hidden - 2007

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 16/Sep/06 with Nicola Pettit

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/06 with John Imrie, Colin Imrie

Lovely, what a great Vdiff!!
gazbonutter - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Jo Kennedy

Alfredo - Lead - Jul/05 with Jen

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 01/May/05

five - Lead O/S - May/05

Jen79 - 2nd - May/04 with Ginny Carter

Dux - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/03 with Premal

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/01

barney@helmshore - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/96 with mike w

Rog Wilko - 2nd - Jul/96 with Debbie Wilkinson

Roget - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/91 with chris jones, JT

Iain Thow - Lead - 26/May/88 with Bob Lister

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Total votes cast 36
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Style of ascent

Soloed12 of 69 (17.4%)
Lead33 of 69 (47.8%)
Followed19 of 69 (27.5%)
Unknown5 of 69 (7.2%)

'Climbed'30 of 69 (43.5%)
clean O/S38 of 69 (55.1%)
clean rpt1 of 69 (1.4%)