Zig Zag** VS 4c
A steep and strong line that links some prominent features on the left-hand side of the main cliff. Start a short distance left of the awkward step-down in the path, right of a black corner.. 1) 4b, 10m. Climb the wall and cracks just right of the black corner's right arete to a belay at a huge spike. A good steep pitch on positive holds. The black corner itself is an alternative at 4c.. 2) 4c, 23m. Move up the blocks to a ledge, step right and climb a steep black vein to a ledge on the right below a large overhang.. 3) 4c, 26m. From the left end of the ledge climb up left of the overhang and move up to a crack that runs back rightwards. Near the top of the crack make a final puzzling move to easier ground that leads left to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Kernow, West Country Climbs.

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Hamish777 - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Saffra, Andrea

Missed out Rockfax P1 as we were aware that the description is wrong. Lead P2.
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Saffra, Hamish

Dave did first two in a one. I did top pitch, nice climb. Was a little bit strong on my jam on the top move of last pitch...ow.
beds74 - AltLd - 23/Sep/14 with Dave Fisher

Pero - 2nd - 04/Sep/14

Did the 4b start on Friday Evening with Des, got rained off. Came back on Wednesday evening with Mike and Des and climbed it with the 4c corner start.
jhb0510 - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/14 with Des Hannigan, Mike Weare

great rock, nice moves, a proper line.
peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Tim Exley

augustus trout - AltLd - 16/Jun/14 with Mark Pilling

MaccMark - AltLd - 16/Jun/14 with James Williams

Trobbo - AltLd - 16/Jun/14 with martin dale

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/14

Lyndsay Superclimber - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Ryan

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/14

I lead pitch 2 - very enjoyable.
manbat - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Matthew Box

Lumbering Oaf - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Matt george

I took p2
jon_ridley - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Jonny Forster

Neil D - Lead O/S - 20/May/14 with Beth Hodgett

Joris.Roulleau - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Dan Metcalfe

manwithacam - AltLd - 03/May/14 with Joris

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/May/14

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Apr/14

Never done this. Tricky moves off the first belay. Harry took some persuading but got them in the end.
philhilo - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Helen E, Harry

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/14 with Clare

With 4c optional start.
jhb0510 - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Luke Randall

kp64zl - AltLd - Apr/14 with Chris OMC, Claire OMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/14

It was getting late, so just climbed the 4b alternative start that starts just left of the awkward step and ends up on the grassy tarrace. But wet at the top, feeling very rusty!
jhb0510 - Lead - 11/Jan/14 with Andy March

Nick Biven - 2014

hornbywill - 2014

Alfie Conn - Lead - 2014

James Mann - 2014

Led pitches 1 & 3. Rockfax topo is wrong, as previously mentioned. I tried to climb the thin crack where the topo would suggest but it felt desparate. Backed-off and started further left. This way fitted the RF climbing description.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/13 with Adam Ryan

adam 24 - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/13 with Lee Harrison

led pitch 1&2,using the VS 4c start up the black corner.both pitches have some strenuous moves but good pro and holds.sam led top pitch.NOTE;the rockfax guide refers to the VS 4b start just right of the black corner but incorrectly shows a pair of cracks,prob 5a way to right.
minexplorer - AltLd - 25/Sep/13 with sam

Led last pitch after a silly hesitation at the belay, nice climbing, lower sections quite strenuous
Rassapotimus - AltLd - 25/Sep/13 with minexplorer

Fantastic route, varied climbing.
Skip - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with A Walker

PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Roy Thomas

dkd - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Al

Led p2. Found pitch 1 to be the hardest.
MD - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Jo

Led p1 & p3. P1 terrifying for 4b - far harder than p2 or p3.
Happy Wanderer - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Mike D

SteveM - AltLd - 20/Aug/13 with Kat

Middle pitch, after variation B start.
kitkat78 - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/13 with SteveM

Craigyboy13 - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/13

Craigyboy13 - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/13

sheelba - AltLd - 18/Aug/13

rd20 - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Len

Started from the lower wall (4c) I lead. Then Dave lead P2 and I did the last pitch.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Dave W-J

Led both 4c pitches
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Nathan Maxwell

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 10/Jul/13 with David

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/13

first pitch is excellent on juggy rock and overall another great VS
brianrunner - AltLd - 03/Jun/13 with martina

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/13

Hidden - 23/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12

nice pleasant route
dready - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/12 with surferstan

SurferStan - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Joe Coeburn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/12

dave657 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Alys

Dan_Carroll - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/12 with mum

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/12

Led P1, Matt led P2 & 3 at once. Rockfax topo is wrong - south west climbs and cc guide are right. Lazy guide book topo - if they'd actually climbed it, it's obvious.
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Andrea Lewis, Matt Box

Some confusion in our party between the Rockfax and CC Guides, which have different descriptions. CC Guide's P1 = Rockfax P2. To start from the path (rather than the ledge above as described in the CC Guide) climb cracks to the left of a black stained niche/sentry box in the wall to reach start of Zig Zag (as described in CC Guide).
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Rachel Spraggs

Hidden - 2nd β - 26/Aug/12

P2 to the top. Loads of rope drag, and prav couldn't hear me.
jayrenegade - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Prav

alternate Pat Littlejohn finish... evidently had not been done for a while!
gowla - AltLd rpt - 01/Aug/12 with Mike Freeman, Andy March

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12

did a pitch of about HVS to reach start of route proper.
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Rozzy

manbat - 2nd - 25/May/12 with Zach Lawlor

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 25/May/12

JamesBrowning - AltLd dog - 19/May/12 with Toby

tmather - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with George King

cherad - Lead O/S - 04/May/12 with Michelle Henshall

gingerking - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Tom Mather

burto - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with hertha

scmertes - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Jon Smith

Pete Graham - AltLd - Apr/12 with Rick Graham

Topo in rockfax must be wrong, first pitch was the hardest by far
NeilOMalley - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Adam Walker

A Walker - AltLd - 24/Mar/12 with NeilOMalley

Nice route. We took the topo in the rockfax guide a little too seriously and the first bit felt like 5a, must have done something wrong there. Wendy took some good falls giving it a go though.
arandall - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/12 with Wendy Matthews

fell off about 5 times before giving in and getting alex to lead
Wendy Watthews - Lead dnf - 16/Mar/12 with arandall

Wendy Watthews - 2nd - 16/Mar/12 with arandall

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 2012

PAJames - 2012

janegallwey - AltLd - 2012

Mowglee - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Ali

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 23/Sep/11 with Luke Vincent, Joe Fennell

pffft - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/11 with Hannah Francis, Joe Fennell

joe_lancs - Lead - 23/Sep/11

Amazoniangirl - 2nd - 02/Sep/11 with James Turton

Good route. Climbed as 2 pitches - I led easy start plus second pitch as one.
andybenham - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Mark Sharples

mark sharples - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Andy Benham

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11

Dilwat - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Pete

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11

BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Catherine

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11

The_Boy_ODwyer - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Tom C

Led P1, and P3. Found this route a lot more interesting than Nameless in spite of fewer stars in Rockfax WCC.
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Emily Ward

Lead pitch 2. Interesting and good climbing.
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Tom

Lead 1 an 2 in one pitch. Good climbing on both.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Becca

thetradlad - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/11 with Harry Thorpe

Good route, led pitches 1 & 3
Harry Thorpe - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/11 with Jake Lodge

Awesome climb, lead pitches 1 and 2
mikeyg - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Will Twigger

highfivekrissy - AltLd - 03/Jun/11 with Pete Myers

oooeese - 2nd O/S - Jun/11 with josh daymond

peter myers - AltLd - Jun/11 with Krissy Humble

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/11

Oceanic - 28/May/11

Jasminaberry - 2nd - 28/May/11

DOVEY - Lead - 16/May/11 with Budd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11

chris ebbutt - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with Dave R.

Okecroak - AltLd - 29/Apr/11

P1(up to blocks on terrace) Alfie, P2 + P3 Rowan
Rowan Mitchell - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11

stevepotter - 2nd - 23/Apr/11 with Bryan, Adie

hellboundblr - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Steve P, Adrian Goldstraw

tom climbed the first 2 pitches in one and i lead the last pitch, very enjoyable
Elaine Budden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with tom bunn

Linked P1&2, Miss's led P3!
El3ctroFuzz - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Elaine Budden

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/11

djking1983 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/11 with Jack Hodgson, Steve Knaggs

AP approached via Autumn Flakes start. I did top pitch - enjoyable!
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 03/Apr/11 with Andy Peasgood

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

zach.stone - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with Chris Allen

Justin T - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Erin

Hidden - 2011

cornishmackem - 2011

bigbear86 - Lead rpt - 2011

David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2011

Grabtheslab - Lead - 10/Sep/10 with Mykl white

adam cooper*super* - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10

MH123 - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Adam Cooper

andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Tom

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Maria

2nd pitch
willson - AltLd - 10/Jun/10 with chris, ben

Led the first pitch of Autumn Flakes (in the rain) and the second pitch of Zig Zag up the black vein.
adamscottthomas - AltLd rpt - 11/May/10 with Erik Borghans

verticon - Lead O/S - May/10

Robin Head - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10

from the starting ledge all in one pitch. Enjoyable climbing.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Robin Head, Arnaud

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/10

Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with GF

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/10

david morse - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/10 with chris todd

JerryD - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Climbed although had a moment or two at what the guide book calls a puzzling move
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Peter Jones

petegruf - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/09 with capn bob

Sketchy moment leading P1 - pumpy forearms and awful gear placements but pulled through to the horribly slopey and polished belay ledge...to be honest I'm probably making this sound worse than it really was! Piers lead P2 and got to the top just in time for sunset. Last climb of an amazing 10 days at Bosigran - will definitely go again, so should you!
ben.richards - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/09 with Piers Gudgeon

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Anette

Em66 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/09 with MUMC

lukehunt - Solo - 16/Jun/09

led pitch 2 (4c)
davefount - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/09 with Glyn

Glyn - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/09 with David Fountain

Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/09

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/09

existing debt - Mar/09 with Iain a

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2009

Pitch 1 - Julie Pitch 2 - Me Pitch 3 - Ben
slacky - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/08 with Ben & Julie

JackMountains - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/08 with Ben Snook

Ben Snook - AltLd - 11/Sep/08 with n0ph33r

sgl - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/08 with Susie

liz77 - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Paul

Again, tough 4c grade on the 2nd pitch. Very top end of VS 4c. Nice route though. Some seepage in some cracks after a few days of dreary weather.
Skinny Kin - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/08 with Mike Parkinson

Peter Reynolds - AltLd - Aug/08 with ben westwood

Master Chief - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/08 with Jeremy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08

SteveM - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Tobs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/08

Scrambled pitch one. Lead pitch two.
The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 11/May/08 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 11/May/08 with Jon Miles

pitch 1
OffshoreAndy - AltLd O/S - 04/May/08 with Skell

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Rebecca Holland

Beckholland - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Dan_Carroll

chris wyatt - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with Nik Goile

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/07

mooseloose - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/07 with Ian Gas Bennet

Sidekick - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/07

Rog Wilko - Lead - 18/May/07 with Debbie Wilkinson

chrissloan84 - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with AJM

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/07 with Jules and Rob G

Great climb on a gorgeous sunny day at Bosigran, could have been the summer! Led first pitch of Autumn Flakes (HS) rather than the initial scramble of Zig Zag. Ollie led the steep black vein and I took the last pitch. Varied, lots of fun and managed to avoid to much rope drag. Nice moves around the nose and good step out onto the slab
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Oliver Mentz

maresia - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Mike Kann

31770 - AltLd - 04/Feb/07 with adamscottthomas

climber sim - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Tim

Rowansb - AltLd - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - 2007

Hidden - 2007

a_d_tru - Lead - 07/Oct/06 with Carol

anthonyp - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/06 with Fred Richard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/06

Slightly soft touch for a Bosigran VS
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/06 with Clare

Jane lead this as one long pitch, with very careful rope work.
Neil Ireson - 2nd - 31/Aug/06 with Jane

Strong and technical but definitely worth it
collingwood - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Matthew Rhodes

Danos - AltLd - Apr/06 with Danjou

Started up Dominator, but the crux section was wet so finished up Zig Zag
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 21/Feb/06 with Nic Dill, Stu Bradbury

mikelaing - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

wojt - Lead - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/05 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - Lead - 24/Jun/05 with victim of mathematics

Si dH - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/05 with Alison Ingleby

rlrs - AltLd - May/05

fifth - 2005

led p1 and p2, Paul led p3
Alaric - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/04 with Paul L, Karen B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/04

Hidden - AltLd - 2004

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Nov/03

I led P1 (scramble) & P3 (ropedrag!)
Siderunner - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/03 with John E

Led P1, P3
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with Rupert Holbrook

Rob Pitt - 2003

led 2nd and 4th 4c
Steve Vincent - AltLd - 26/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/02

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/01

Stone Muppet - 2001

andy_pemberton - AltLd - 2001

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Oct/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/00

timreynolds - Lead - 29/Apr/00

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/00 with Roy Thomas

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

NickP - 2000

VPJB - 2000

alan moore - 2000

nickdonohue - AltLd - 2000 with Mark McCarthy

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 28/Jul/99 with Ian Howdin

hdog76 - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/97

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/97 with steve swygart

craig h - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/97 with Janet Hannah

five - Lead O/S - Jun/97

cornishben - Lead O/S - Jan/97 with Andy Connor

belay bunny turned bad - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/96

rurp - Lead O/S - 1996

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - Jul/95

colin milton - AltLd - 14/Apr/94 with eric milton

GAtkins - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/93 with Tim Noble

davebrox - 1993

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/91

whispering nic - Lead - 29/Mar/91 with Graham Iles

Led pitch 1
Iain Thow - AltLd - 12/May/90 with Rob Ivens

keefe - 1989

RichardMc - AltLd - 22/Apr/87 with Daphne Pritchard

Tony Buckley - AltLd - Apr/87 with Robert Clark

jasper11 - Lead - 1985

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 25/May/80 with John Walmsley

David Smith - Lead - Oct/79 with Al Bennett

Mike C - 2nd - 12/Nov/78 with Dave Hyde

tapley - Lead - 06/Oct/78 with Alison Tapley

Falko - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/76 with Alan Taylor

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 08/Apr/76 with John Broadwell

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/May/75 with George Diprose

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