Rockfax Description
A fine and friendly introduction to the delights of the Great Zawn, having plenty of atmosphere and outstanding climbing on its first pitch. Start right of the abseil approach at a narrow corner/groove that leads to a thin crack-line in the smooth wall.
1) 5a, 32m. Climb to, and then up the difficult corner/groove to better holds in the crack. Climb the crack to a move right into a small corner, and climb past a horizontal break to a stance.
2) 4b, 25m. Head up right to below a steep corner and climb this to finish on easier ground. Some loose blocks. © Rockfax

FFA Pat Littlejohn & Frank Cannings 23/May/1970

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West Country Climbs, CUC Climbing Club, Part 2: Hidden Gems, Adventures & Harder Offerings, Adventure ticklist 2018, HVS Cornwall, South West Climbs - Pat Littlejohn (1st Ed.)

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Jevo 24 Aug 2nd O/S
with Donesy
with Donesy
Donesy 24 Aug Lead O/S Knackered arms and frazzled mind forced a tiny pull on the rusty peg to gain the ledge before the belay. But I'm still claiming the onsight. Cracking route.
with Jevo
Knackered arms and frazzled mind forced a tiny pull on the rusty peg to gain the ledge before the belay. But I'm still claiming the onsight. Cracking route.
with Jevo
DubyaJamesDubya 18 Aug AltLd O/S
with Ian Smith
with Ian Smith
climbdevon 24 May -
Marl 3 May Lead O/S Really good first pitch + overhang on second pitch was really good.
with Bill Billingsly
Really good first pitch + overhang on second pitch was really good.
with Bill Billingsly
cem 20 Apr AltLd O/S Led p1. Excellent.
with GrahamD
Led p1. Excellent.
with GrahamD
yllo 19 Apr AltLd Might have been the heat but felt P1 was high for the grade. P2 was a bit odd but a few decent 'boulder' problems en route.
Might have been the heat but felt P1 was high for the grade. P2 was a bit odd but a few decent 'boulder' problems en route.
Hidden 25 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
davkeo 25 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Anni did the quality sustained first pitch. I got annoyed trying to get a nut out but gave up after 20mins. Thought I’d try and escape left instead of doing the green & p2. Don’t do this. I ended up doing a greener & much worse pitch & it probably took longer.
Anni did the quality sustained first pitch. I got annoyed trying to get a nut out but gave up after 20mins. Thought I’d try and escape left instead of doing the green & p2. Don’t do this. I ended up doing a greener & much worse pitch & it probably took longer.
Hidden 17 May, 2018 2nd rpt
Ghost 7 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Alex
with Alex
Rachel Hoyland 29 Aug, 2017 AltLd A, R
A, R
adi bryant 29 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Really good route.
Really good route.
DavidBarraclough 31 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
with MaxPB
with MaxPB
Hidden 14 Jul, 2017 AltLd
mark4344 25 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Pitch 1, tough for grade.crux at top.
with Sue
Pitch 1, tough for grade.crux at top.
with Sue
kenhansard 18 Jun, 2017 AltLd First pitch tricky. Either continue up the hard crack or go right risking a bad fall. Even my seconds went right. Beware ab rope getting stuck in the rocks by receding waves.
with simibrown, Rich bull
First pitch tricky. Either continue up the hard crack or go right risking a bad fall. Even my seconds went right. Beware ab rope getting stuck in the rocks by receding waves.
with simibrown, Rich bull
simibrown 17 Jun, 2017 2nd
with kenhansard, Rich
with kenhansard, Rich
mcgovern 14 May, 2017 AltLd
with stan
with stan
Dilwat 5 May, 2017 Lead O/S Great route. Keeps on coming.
Great route. Keeps on coming.
whiteexplorer 5 May, 2017 2nd P2 wasn't as bad as I expected ,vegetated but still a few amusing moves.
with Dilwat
P2 wasn't as bad as I expected ,vegetated but still a few amusing moves.
with Dilwat
The Grist 16 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Thumbspragger 7 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with Dan Richards
with Dan Richards
spidermonkey ??, 2017 - What a fantastic place. Lots of atmosphere. Great climb too. Better than bosigran imo
What a fantastic place. Lots of atmosphere. Great climb too. Better than bosigran imo
Hidden 31 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Teappleby 18 Jun, 2016 AltLd P2. First pitch nice. Second pitch total shite. Don't bother. Abb back in and do something else instead.
P2. First pitch nice. Second pitch total shite. Don't bother. Abb back in and do something else instead.
Henry Brett 18 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Lead second pitch ew
Lead second pitch ew
franhammond92 18 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead Pitch 1 after we decided GCF was far more bird-ridden than we were keen for, shame as we'd gotten psyched up from the jump. Great pitch but a pretty shitty second one
Lead Pitch 1 after we decided GCF was far more bird-ridden than we were keen for, shame as we'd gotten psyched up from the jump. Great pitch but a pretty shitty second one
8PetrieC 18 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S P1 is amazing
with Andrei Markin, Henry Brett
P1 is amazing
with Andrei Markin, Henry Brett
Tom McCabe 16 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Led P1, really good.
with Andrei Markin
Led P1, really good.
with Andrei Markin
Rob Moorcroft 2 Jun, 2016 2nd Tricky to find, cross the Bosigran ridge just above the memorial plaque.
with Richard Ive
Tricky to find, cross the Bosigran ridge just above the memorial plaque.
with Richard Ive
Lumbering Oaf 18 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S Great route. Good gear and thoughtful moves at top. Only climbed P1 as P2 looks much less interesting and had Kittiwakes nesting at the first break above our belay. Escaped left to the abseil platform.
with Luke P
Great route. Good gear and thoughtful moves at top. Only climbed P1 as P2 looks much less interesting and had Kittiwakes nesting at the first break above our belay. Escaped left to the abseil platform.
with Luke P
tasp05 ?Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
jonleighton 17 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
Mark Kemball 7 Aug, 2015 AltLd
ferdia 1 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 1 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
with ferdia
with ferdia
Sadie ?Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Amazing first pitch! Easier than it looks. Then in jon's words the top pitch was "some of the best climbing I've done on green moss".
Amazing first pitch! Easier than it looks. Then in jon's words the top pitch was "some of the best climbing I've done on green moss".
Hidden 3 Jul, 2015 AltLd
soph 29 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 29 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Sophie Whyte
with Sophie Whyte
Tom Seccombe 14 Jun, 2015 Lead
jgordon75 17 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Tim Jepson
with Tim Jepson
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Hidden 6 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
whiteexplorer 15 Jun, 2014 2nd dog burnt out removing jammed gear
burnt out removing jammed gear
th£wrecker 15 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S led first pitch only second looked horrible, the last 3 metres of first is crux I think if you waste time getting gear in you waste energy when better holds are present higher commitment required
led first pitch only second looked horrible, the last 3 metres of first is crux I think if you waste time getting gear in you waste energy when better holds are present higher commitment required
Misha 24 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S Good first pitch, fairly sustained at the grade. Solid lead by Ed. I led the second, taking the line of most rock and least greenery after the initial steep corner, finishing past another steep corner. Don't suppose anyone really knows where it's meant to go! Had a look at the Crevasse, eek! A damp eek at that... Did Xanadu instead later in the afternoon (also damp but less eek factor).
with eduardo
Good first pitch, fairly sustained at the grade. Solid lead by Ed. I led the second, taking the line of most rock and least greenery after the initial steep corner, finishing past another steep corner. Don't suppose anyone really knows where it's meant to go! Had a look at the Crevasse, eek! A damp eek at that... Did Xanadu instead later in the afternoon (also damp but less eek factor).
with eduardo
eduardo 24 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S Lead p1, quite sustained. Worth 3 stars for the bottom pitch, but -1 star for the top = 2 stars.
with Misha
Lead p1, quite sustained. Worth 3 stars for the bottom pitch, but -1 star for the top = 2 stars.
with Misha
Edvenables ?Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Great crack climb; easy gear, solid moves.
Great crack climb; easy gear, solid moves.
Will Ripley 15 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with Tom and caitlin
with Tom and caitlin
morganator 13 May, 2013 2nd
with International Meet Guest
with International Meet Guest
chrisallan 27 Apr, 2013 AltLd O/S
Nick Biven ??, 2013 -
bunn.aroundthebloc 29 Sep, 2012 AltLd rpt Great climb. Great for the grade.
with Paul Roberts
Great climb. Great for the grade.
with Paul Roberts
Martin Cooper 13 Sep, 2012 2nd Felt awkward enough
with Nick
Felt awkward enough
with Nick
Nick Wallis ?Sep, 2012 Lead
with Martin Cooper
with Martin Cooper
nickstephens 4 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
with gg4419
with gg4419
gg4419 ?Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S Lead Pitch 1
Lead Pitch 1
Hidden ?Aug, 2012 2nd
Joel Perkin ??, 2012 2nd Bloody epic, Si lost his nerve and it took forever!
with Simon Hammond
Bloody epic, Si lost his nerve and it took forever!
with Simon Hammond
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead O/S
janegallwey ??, 2012 Lead
Hidden ??, 2012 AltLd
philhilo 3 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S Epic approach in the mizzle. Could not see the ridge. Had to rope the rucksacs down several wet scrambles.4pm at the crag. Too late for Green Cormorant. Glad as the rock was wet in the bottom half and tough going. Exit was entertaining through the jungle after top roping down the wet grass back to the ledge. Glad to get back to the car - in the dark!
with heg
Epic approach in the mizzle. Could not see the ridge. Had to rope the rucksacs down several wet scrambles.4pm at the crag. Too late for Green Cormorant. Glad as the rock was wet in the bottom half and tough going. Exit was entertaining through the jungle after top roping down the wet grass back to the ledge. Glad to get back to the car - in the dark!
with heg
Hidden 21 Aug, 2011 AltLd
Marti999 9 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Graham C 9 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
jakenichol 22 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with haylow
with haylow
haylow 22 Jul, 2011 2nd
nickdonohue ?Jun, 2011 Lead
with Ashley Hold
with Ashley Hold
Ian Jones 28 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Superb on perfect rock. First taste of The Deep Zawn.....
with Major Daniel Moore
Superb on perfect rock. First taste of The Deep Zawn.....
with Major Daniel Moore
Hidden 27 Apr, 2011 2nd
Jacob k-d 26 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
with erinbastian
with erinbastian
erinbastian 26 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Sep, 2010 AltLd
david morse 19 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S 3 star 1st pitch, then choss to escape. Worthwhile
with chris todd
3 star 1st pitch, then choss to escape. Worthwhile
with chris todd
Hidden 19 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
Jim Slater 30 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Pete Wimbush 23 Aug, 2010 2nd rpt
Tom Last 30 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S Amazing - sustained - pretty hard
Amazing - sustained - pretty hard
crobinson 30 Jul, 2010 AltLd
with Southern Man
with Southern Man
MarkCunnington 29 May, 2010 Lead dog
with christopher_johnson, Marc Blackband
with christopher_johnson, Marc Blackband
arandall 14 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
benkelsey 14 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S good first pitch, totally random second one, not sure if on route or not, could well not have been. great intro to the zawn
good first pitch, totally random second one, not sure if on route or not, could well not have been. great intro to the zawn
Hidden 14 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
dan gibson 8 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
Bob Peters ??, 2010 -
Dan_Carroll 24 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S another great route - lovely climbing.
with Phil
another great route - lovely climbing.
with Phil
Hidden 1 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
nic42 18 Jun, 2009 Lead dog
with Jack, Luke
with Jack, Luke
Hidden 18 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK 3 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S I lead the first pitch - absolutely superb
with Pete (kafoozalem)
I lead the first pitch - absolutely superb
with Pete (kafoozalem)
Hidden ?Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Hidden 7 Jul, 2007 AltLd
Toby Dunn 12 Jun, 2007 2nd
with Ruth
with Ruth
Hidden 12 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
JackMountains 2 May, 2007 Lead dog
with Dan Smith
with Dan Smith
sinbad 20 Apr, 2007 AltLd
eddy-on-the-rocks 20 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with sinbad
with sinbad
wojt ?Jan, 2007 Lead O/S
Geoffers ??, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Tim
with Tim
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
Hidden 5 Jul, 2006 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2006 AltLd
cobes 20 Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
ecowaller ??, 2006 Lead O/S
with Great place...I love it
with Great place...I love it
feilx ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with McBirdy
with McBirdy
Hidden 5 May, 2004 Lead O/S
ewen ??, 2004 AltLd O/S
Samuel Palmer 9 Apr, 2003 2nd
with Luke, Gareth
with Luke, Gareth
Hidden 9 Mar, 2003 AltLd
Hidden 2 Aug, 2002 Lead
alex_th ?Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
with Royston Smith
with Royston Smith
lost.arrow 5 May, 2002 -
WB ?Sep, 2001 AltLd O/S
with GuyM
with GuyM
Hidden 3 Aug, 2001 AltLd
Hidden 3 Sep, 2000 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10 Aug, 2000 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 27 Apr, 2000 -
with Paul Palfreyman
with Paul Palfreyman
Steveb27 ??, 2000 AltLd
Roget 16 Aug, 1999 AltLd O/S led 2nd pitch
with jim
led 2nd pitch
with jim
Mark Kemball 30 Jul, 1999 Lead
with Alison Dorey
with Alison Dorey
William Robertson ??, 1999 Lead O/S
with Lee Clement
with Lee Clement
nigehughes ?Aug, 1998 Lead
with Andy Hack
with Andy Hack
mikej 14 Sep, 1996 AltLd
with Nick Salmon
with Nick Salmon
Hidden 7 Apr, 1996 2nd
Hidden 30 Aug, 1995 AltLd O/S
colin milton 16 Oct, 1994 AltLd
with eric milton
with eric milton
Steve Claw ??, 1993 -
RichardMc 1 Apr, 1991 Lead O/S
with Jon Clifford-Smith
with Jon Clifford-Smith
Hidden 7 Aug, 1990 2nd
biggianthead ?Jun, 1990 -
with C
with C
Hidden ?May, 1990 AltLd O/S
AB1965 21 Apr, 1990 - with DAve ( Drac) Sanderson
with DAve ( Drac) Sanderson
Hidden 31 Mar, 1990 Lead
Tony Buckley ?Apr, 1988 AltLd
Mike Owen 19 Aug, 1987 2nd rpt
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Hidden ?Jul, 1987 Lead O/S
jcw ??, 1986 -
with Simon Caterall
with Simon Caterall
Richard Weller 27 May, 1985 AltLd
with Pete Dewdney
with Pete Dewdney
Hidden 11 May, 1985 Lead O/S
Andy Chadwick ??, 1985 AltLd
keefe ??, 1985 -
Campbell42 ?Aug, 1984 Lead
with Eric Marsden
with Eric Marsden
Hidden 31 Jul, 1984 Lead
malc 13 Apr, 1984 AltLd
Greg Cunningham ??, 1984 Lead
with caroline lee
with caroline lee
Nigel Bond 28 Jul, 1982 Lead
with Ben Foord
with Ben Foord
Nigel Coe 30 May, 1982 AltLd
with Tim Dunsby, Steve Portnoi
with Tim Dunsby, Steve Portnoi
Pete Wimbush ?Apr, 1982 Lead
Hidden ??, 1982 Lead
Brian Wilderspin 1 Sep, 1981 AltLd O/S
Hammy 14 Aug, 1981 Lead
with Rob Lawson
with Rob Lawson
Will Webb ?Aug, 1981 Lead
with Nick Watkins
with Nick Watkins
steveboote ??, 1981 Lead
with LPMC
with LPMC
Martin Bennett 29 Jul, 1980 -
with JD
with JD
Chris Terrey ?Apr, 1980 Lead
with Jerry Purkis
with Jerry Purkis
Hidden ??, 1980 -
mitch1960 ??, 1980 Lead
with John Ripley
with John Ripley
Darron ??, 1980 -
duncan ?Dec, 1979 AltLd
DonnyDave 10 Aug, 1979 Lead Lovey finger crack climbing on great rock with great pro. My first Cornwall lead.
with Ian Freebie
Lovey finger crack climbing on great rock with great pro. My first Cornwall lead.
with Ian Freebie
Mike Owen 26 Jul, 1979 Lead O/S
with Gavin Peat
with Gavin Peat
Hidden 16 Jan, 1977 Lead
Steve Clegg 14 Sep, 1973 AltLd
with Chris H
with Chris H
bob@daysmill ?Apr, 1971 2nd O/S Initial pitch with aid
Initial pitch with aid
Seymore Butt ??, 1970 Lead
with Mick Briggs
with Mick Briggs
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