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Zig Zag Crack 
Zig-Zag Crack Variation 

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Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder, 8'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: Tim Armstrong 4/11/10
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tim Waystrong on Apr 11, 2010

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The tiny left hand crimp.
Part of This area is on Private Property MORE INFO >>>

Description 

The crux is the sit start. Get a good right foot and a semi good left foot. Grab the tiny crimp for the right and the decent left hand crimp. Pull up and grab the good crimp and the crimp just to the left of that. Get some feet on okay holds. Reach left again to gain a good hold and jump for the top.

There is a V1 variation if you just stand start it with the good holds.


Location 

Find Zig Zag Crack and go all the way right on the boulder. You will find the bad crimps.


Protection 

Pad maybe a spotter



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Jonny Boy at the start.
Jonny Boy at the start.
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By Tim Waystrong
From: New Hampshire
Apr 11, 2010

There will be photos soon

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 11, 2010
rating: V4 6B

The starting crimps on this are so tiny...

By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
May 8, 2013
rating: V4 6B

I finally climbed this yesterday. Matt is not lying- these are some incredibly small starting holds. But, it's surprisingly doable. And surprisingly good.

One move climbs like this are hard to grade because they're mostly about finger strength (and some technique). I was able to flash it, but v4 seems reasonable compared with other climbs in the area.

It's like a shorter, easier version of 'Dave's Variation' to Zig Zag. :) Nice find guys!

By Ian McAfee
From: Nashua, NH
Jul 20, 2014

Great problem, but I walked away after 10 mins with my tail between my legs after having no chance of pulling off the ground. Felt impossibly hard.