20m.

Rockfax Description
The blank wall right of Zig Zag is a fine piece of wall climbing. Start below a large square-cut niche.
Move up into the niche and, from its left side, pull up onto the wall and then traverse out right to the blunt arete. Move up until a thin horizontal break leads back left to below thin cracks. Climb the cracks with difficulty to the final overhang and pull over it to finish. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
From the left hand side of the cut out climb diagonally up and right using small finger holds, on reaching the arete make a couple of moves on slopers to gain the ledge. From here you have two options:
E6 6b - make a few more moves up the arete to reach the break, traverse left to a thin vertical seam.
E7 6b (original line) - Step immediately left from the ledge to gain downward facing overlaps with little for your feet. Make hard moves up to the break and thin vertical seam.
Take a breather and the opportunity for gear then work out a way up the small holds the technical wall above has to offer, to a good break below the top overlap before your arms send you for some big airtime! Make final easy moves through the overhang to finish.

Mark Edwards 1986

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Lewis_F 26 Mar TR dnf E6 line. Agree the e7 is contrived. Thin but somehow it goes. Need to give the top crux another few goes to get the last two moves to good holds under the roof. Doubt I'll be going for the lead anytime soon... Strong effort by Jane to get it in two sections
with Jane
E6 line. Agree the e7 is contrived. Thin but somehow it goes. Need to give the top crux another few goes to get the last two moves to good holds under the roof. Doubt I'll be going for the lead anytime soon... Strong effort by Jane to get it in two sections
with Jane
Gus 21 Apr, 2017 Lead RP waddage climbing but with uninspiring gear. Took the E6 line but still felt pretty top end! Big up to Duncan for the heroic flash attempt!!
waddage climbing but with uninspiring gear. Took the E6 line but still felt pretty top end! Big up to Duncan for the heroic flash attempt!!
Duncan Campbell 21 Apr, 2017 Lead dnf Scary. Had a go at flashing the E6 version after watching a few people TR it and Gus and Tom lead it(E7 version is a silly eliminate) Got gripped when the gear up and right wasn't as good as I expected (though what I expected I'm not sure?) managed to fiddle in enough to allow me to commit to the leftwards traverse but couldn't make myself commit to the crux so lowered off the cams. Not the best effort but I didn't feel it wise to push on. Great effort to Tom and Gus climbing this route!
with Gus
Scary. Had a go at flashing the E6 version after watching a few people TR it and Gus and Tom lead it(E7 version is a silly eliminate) Got gripped when the gear up and right wasn't as good as I expected (though what I expected I'm not sure?) managed to fiddle in enough to allow me to commit to the leftwards traverse but couldn't make myself commit to the crux so lowered off the cams. Not the best effort but I didn't feel it wise to push on. Great effort to Tom and Gus climbing this route!
with Gus
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
wojt ??, 2012 Lead RP
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead RP
wojt ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Matt Fry 12 Dec, 2010 Lead RP In a session. The E6 variation, had an unusual exciting moment near the top, almost too pumped to hold the top break, would have been a good 8m or so fall! Interesting moves and reasonably protected where it matters, though run out. Didn't think it was soft for 6b, as some of the voting implies. Good route!
with Heather Clark
In a session. The E6 variation, had an unusual exciting moment near the top, almost too pumped to hold the top break, would have been a good 8m or so fall! Interesting moves and reasonably protected where it matters, though run out. Didn't think it was soft for 6b, as some of the voting implies. Good route!
with Heather Clark
pezzerrr 11 Jul, 2010 Lead RP via the original Edwards line.
via the original Edwards line.
Hidden 6 Jul, 2010 2nd dog
Hidden 22 Jun, 2010 TR dnf
willh88 4 Jun, 2009 TR dnf Did the first half of the climb alright but couldn't do the top section and have since learnt the bit we were trying to climb was not actually the correct top section of the route!
Did the first half of the climb alright but couldn't do the top section and have since learnt the bit we were trying to climb was not actually the correct top section of the route!
mattcyp88 4 Jun, 2009 TR dnf Finished straight up the E4 arete instead of heading back left.
Finished straight up the E4 arete instead of heading back left.
Hidden 4 Jun, 2009 TR RP
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead
Jon Read ?Jun, 1999 Lead RP The E6 variation -- seemed infinitely more sensible and logical.
The E6 variation -- seemed infinitely more sensible and logical.
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