Zigzag*** VD
[Superb atmospheric VDiff!, 2 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
18m. 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

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, UK's best Diffs and V.diffs, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Puttrell's Progress, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/1/ The 1st Peak District Tigers., Northern (Yorkshire !?) Climbs for a Southerner.

Photo: Superb atmospheric VDiff! © davidj
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This climb is in 84 logbooks, and on 46 wishlists.

Brilliant climb. Steep, sustained, some interesting moves that give pause for thought, but all easy enough when you actually do them. Glad I brought plenty of big gear though...
no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/15 with loudfish

leethebee - AltLd - 05/Oct/14 with Disco

BTphonehome - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Bram

BoulderyDave - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with BlizzardLizard

Hidden - 03/Aug/14

Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/14 with Pete aka Dad

stacey73 - 2nd O/S - Jun/14 with Emma

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/May/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/14

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

IanGilbertJones - 2014

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

MikeDowsett - Lead - 22/Sep/13 with Tony Fidler

davewsargent - Sep/13 with jeff ingman

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

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

Hidden - 10/Aug/12

Bry - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Chris Hind

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

mike_w18 - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11

joe1979 - Lead - 14/Jul/11

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

fifth - Solo - 2011

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

An early return to Kinder Downfall mainly to look for a rock shoe I thought I had left here (later turns out was in Vals bag) but do some nice soloing (but retreat from a dirty greasy North Tier Climb)
steveb2006 - Solo - 09/Jul/10

steveb2006 - 2nd - 03/Jul/10 with Valerie Partington

Sam Simpson - 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

Quality route. There is an old style rusted nut in the crack before last move, wonder how old it is? Massive audience of walkers, quite embarassing after lacing with gear to make a faff of last move. Hope the photos made it look better...
tanssop - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Julie

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

alan moore - 2004

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2002

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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