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

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, CUC Climbing Club, Part 2: Hidden Gems, Adventures & Harder Offerings.

adi bryant 29/Aug AltLd O/S

Really good route.

with Rachel
DavidBarraclough 31/Jul 2nd O/S
with Max
Hidden 14/Jul AltLd
mark4344 25/Jun AltLd O/S

Pitch 1, tough for grade.crux at top.

with Sue
kenhansard 18/Jun 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
simibrown 17/Jun 2nd
with ken, Rich
mcgovern 14/May AltLd
with stan
Dilwat 05/May Lead O/S

Great route. Keeps on coming.

with Tom M
whiteexplorer 05/May 2nd

P2 wasn't as bad as I expected ,vegetated but still a few amusing moves.

with Dilwat
The Grist 16/Apr Lead O/S
Sam4242 07/Apr Lead O/S
with Dan Richards
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Teappleby 18/Jun/16 AltLd

P2. First pitch nice. Second pitch total shite. Don't bother. Abb back in and do something else instead.

Henry Brett 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Lead second pitch ew

franhammond92 18/Jun/16 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

8PetrieC 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S

P1 is amazing

with Andrei Markin, Henry Brett
Tom McCabe 16/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Led P1, really good.

with Andrei Markin
Rob Moorcroft 02/Jun/16 2nd

Tricky to find, cross the Bosigran ridge just above the memorial plaque.

with Richard Ive
Lumbering Oaf 18/Apr/16 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
tasp05 ?/Apr/16 Lead O/S
jonleighton 17/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Mark Kemball 07/Aug/15 AltLd
ferdia 01/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Andy Moles 01/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Ferdia
Sadie ?/Aug/15 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".

Hidden 03/Jul/15 AltLd
soph 29/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 29/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Sophie Whyte
Tom Seccombe 14/Jun/15 Lead
jgordon75 17/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Tim Jepson
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead rpt
whiteexplorer 15/Jun/14 2nd dog

burnt out removing jammed gear

dready 15/Jun/14 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

Misha 24/Aug/13 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 Ed
eduardo 24/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p1, quite sustained. Worth 3 stars for the bottom pitch, but -1 star for the top = 2 stars.

with Misha
Edvenables ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Great crack climb; easy gear, solid moves.

Will Ripley 15/Jul/13 AltLd
with Tom and caitlin
morganator 13/May/13 2nd
with International Meet Guest
chrisallan 27/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
El3ctroFuzz 29/Sep/12 AltLd rpt

Great climb. Great for the grade.

with Paul Roberts
Martin Cooper 13/Sep/12 2nd

Felt awkward enough

with Nick
Nick Wallis ?/Sep/12 Lead
with Martin Cooper
nickstephens 04/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
gg4419 ?/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 1

Joel Perkin ??/2012 2nd

Bloody epic, Si lost his nerve and it took forever!

with Simon Hammond
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd
philhilo 03/Oct/11 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 Helen E
Hidden 21/Aug/11 AltLd
Marti999 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Graham C 09/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Marti
jakenichol 22/Jul/11 Lead O/S
haylow 22/Jul/11 2nd
nickdonohue ?/Jun/11 Lead
with Ashley Hold
Ian Jones 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Superb on perfect rock. First taste of The Deep Zawn.....

with Major Daniel Moore
Hidden 27/Apr/11 2nd
Jacob k-d 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with erinbastian
erinbastian 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with jacob
Hidden 19/Sep/10 AltLd
david morse 19/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

3 star 1st pitch, then choss to escape. Worthwhile

with chris todd
Hidden 19/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Jim Slater 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
crobinson 30/Jul/10 AltLd
with Southern Man
MarkCunnington 29/May/10 Lead dog
with Chris Johnson, Marc Blackband
arandall 14/Apr/10 2nd O/S
benkelsey 14/Apr/10 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

Hidden 14/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
dan gibson 08/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with michael porter
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Bob Peters ??/2010 -
Dan_Carroll 24/Aug/09 Lead O/S

another great route - lovely climbing.

with Phil
Hidden 01/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
nic42 18/Jun/09 Lead dog
with Jack, Luke
Hidden 18/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK 03/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

I lead the first pitch - absolutely superb

with Pete (kafoozalem)
Hidden ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 07/Jul/07 AltLd
Toby Dunn 12/Jun/07 2nd
with Ruth
Hidden 12/Jun/07 Lead O/S
JackMountains 02/May/07 Lead dog
with Dan Smith
sinbad 20/Apr/07 AltLd
eddy-on-the-rocks 20/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Sinbad
wojt ?/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Geoffers ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden 05/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
cobes 20/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
ecowaller ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Great place...I love it
feilx ??/2005 Lead O/S
Tim Steward 05/May/04 Lead O/S
with Paul Y
ewen ??/2004 AltLd O/S
DubyaJamesDubya 19/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
with Paul Collis
Samuel P 09/Apr/03 2nd
with Luke, Gareth
Hidden 09/Mar/03 AltLd
Hidden 02/Aug/02 Lead
alex_th ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Royston Smith
lost.arrow 05/May/02 -
WB ?/Sep/01 AltLd O/S
with Guy
Hidden 03/Aug/01 AltLd
Hidden 03/Sep/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/00 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 27/Apr/00 -
with Paul Palfreyman
Steveb27 ??/2000 AltLd
Roget 16/Aug/99 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch

with jim
Mark Kemball 30/Jul/99 Lead
with Alison Dorey
William Robertson ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Lee Clement
nigehughes ?/Aug/98 Lead
with Andy Hack
mikej 14/Sep/96 AltLd
with Nick Salmon
Hidden 07/Apr/96 2nd
Hidden 30/Aug/95 AltLd O/S
colin milton 16/Oct/94 AltLd
with eric milton
RichardMc 01/Apr/91 Lead O/S
with Jon Clifford-Smith
biggianthead ?/Jun/90 -
with C
TonyF ?/May/90 AltLd O/S
with Pete Scott
AB1965 21/Apr/90 -

with DAve ( Drac) Sanderson

Hidden 31/Mar/90 Lead
Tony Buckley ?/Apr/88 AltLd
Mike Owen 19/Aug/87 2nd rpt
with Elaine Owen
clark alston ?/Jul/87 Lead O/S
with Alan Pow
jcw ??/1986 -
with Simon Caterall
Richard Weller 27/May/85 AltLd
with Pete Dewdney
Hidden 11/May/85 Lead O/S
Andy Chadwick ??/1985 AltLd
keefe ??/1985 -
Campbell42 ?/Aug/84 Lead
with Eric Marsden
Hidden 31/Jul/84 Lead
malc 13/Apr/84 AltLd
Greg Cunningham ??/1984 Lead
with caroline lee
Nigel Bond 28/Jul/82 Lead
with Ben Foord
Nigel Coe 30/May/82 AltLd
with Tim Dunsby, Steve Portnoi
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
Hammy 14/Aug/81 Lead
with Rob Lawson
Will Webb ?/Aug/81 Lead
with Nick Watkins
Martin Bennett 29/Jul/80 -
with JD
Hidden ?/Jul/80 -
Chris Terrey ?/Apr/80 Lead
with Jerry Purkis
Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with FMC
mitch1960 ??/1980 Lead
with John Ripley
duncan ?/Dec/79 AltLd
Mike Owen 26/Jul/79 Lead O/S
with Gavin Peat
jon 16/Jan/77 Lead
with big jim
Steve Clegg 14/Sep/73 AltLd
with Chris H
bob@daysmill ?/Apr/71 2nd O/S

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