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Zig-zag crack 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rich Bechler - Summer 1989
Season: 3
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Submitted By: James M Schroeder on Sep 22, 2006
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Description 

This is a great route that follows the Zig-zagging crack on the South facing wall of the canyon. There are lines of bolts on both sides of this route. It starts to left of what could be called a cave, but still surmounts an overhang in the beginning.


Protection 

Standard rack to 3 in.



Photos of Zig-zag crack Slideshow Add Photo
Zig-zag crack is the obvious crack in the middle (route 2)
BETA PHOTO: Zig-zag crack is the obvious crack in the middle (...
Finishing up the glorious upper crack <br /> <br />photo by: Chris Keller
Finishing up the glorious upper crack

photo by: C...
Zig-zag Crack 5.10a
BETA PHOTO: Zig-zag Crack 5.10a
Chris pulling through the second overhang into the layback section
Chris pulling through the second overhang into the...
Placing gear in the overhang. <br /> <br />photo by: Chris Keller
Placing gear in the overhang.

photo by: Chris Kel...
John K. leading Zig-Zag on a great fall day.  <br /> <br />photo by: Chris Keller
John K. leading Zig-Zag on a great fall day.

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Rhoads OS.
Rhoads OS.
Pulling the crux section <br /> <br />photo by: Chris Keller
Pulling the crux section

photo by: Chris Keller
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By Jay Knower
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From: Plymouth, NH
Sep 28, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

This was going to be my first 5.10 lead, many years ago. I was so amped, and shaking with fear and apprehension, that I pretty much shook myself off the climb while trying to put the first piece in. I took a good sized fall straight to the ground, and I landed on a boulder. I got a giant bruise on my butt cheek to show for it.

By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Nov 18, 2006

Cold, wet, slimy and dirty today, but spectacular anyway. Looked like it hadn't been climbed in months...

By Joel Sprenger
From: Terrebonne, OR
Nov 19, 2006

1 month. It has sure been a quiet area

By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Oct 19, 2009
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b

Led this yesterday. A very physical lead. Great pro! The best climb at the Hollow IMO.

By Tradoholic
Sep 14, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Classic! Good moves with good pro. Agreed, best at the Hollow.

By Branden Michelkamp
From: Menomonie WI
Nov 7, 2011

Truly a little bit of everything on this climb a MUST DO! I have been going to the hollow for years and always turned away from zig zag because I never was strong enough to lead it. after this weekend I can say this is truly an amazing climb!

By Kyle Hanus
From: Milwaukee, WI
May 12, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Hey everyone, an important jug at the start of the crack broke off. Might make things a bit more interesting...