UKC

57m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A fine and relatively 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 crackline in the smooth wall.
1) 5a, 32m. Climb to, and then up the difficult corner/groove to better holds in the crack. Ascend 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 , Adventure ticklist 2018 , HVS Cornwall , South West Climbs - Pat Littlejohn (1st Ed.) , Cornwall 2021 , Cornwall , Tommy Gunns hitlist , Cornwall - October 2023

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Iain Weymouth 18 Aug, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: First time to Great Zawn we found the approach descriptions unclear... follow the Commando Ridge approach to the bottom of the blind step down which is about 15m below the top of the optional abseil. Head west along the contour across boulders to the large clean platform. Abseil from the far west end of this platform - about 18m.
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βeta: First time to Great Zawn we found the approach descriptions unclear... follow the Commando Ridge approach to the bottom of the blind step down which is about 15m below the top of the optional abseil. Head west along the contour across boulders to the large clean platform. Abseil from the far west end of this platform - about 18m.

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Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
Lead
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Route of Interest
Eyefull Tower (Original Route)

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Cheesewring Quarry)

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