Zig-Zag

Loose
 VS 4c

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The top of the second pitch of this climb is reported to be in a very dangerous state. Start at the foot of a diagonal crack.
1) 4a, 15m. Ascend the crack rightwards and over a bulge to come back left up another crack. Belay at an overhung ledge.
2) 4c, 15m. Traverse a ledge on the right and climb a delicate slab rightwards to finish up a very unstable-looking flake.

USER COMMENTS

Most of the exit flake on pitch 2 has fallen down - this section now looks very unstable. A safer finish is to climb straight up from the start of the traverse on pitch 2 at VS 4c (the top half of Parallel Lines)
Bob Mott - 04/Sep/00

Ignore my previous comment! The section of the flake which was hanging precariously over the top corner has now gone too, leaving a finish which seems safe and solid by Swanage standards, with excellent protection. The new finish is a bit harder than anything on the original route, upping the grade to HS, 4b.
Bob Mott - 16/Sep/02

an intresting if not intimedating finsh, very lose.
dave romsey - 13/Feb/03

Glad others found it loose! 2nd pitch requires courage and we also backed up the stake belay with a post [although found another stake just further on the right later]
Gavin Lim - 18/Aug/04

There has been another rockfall this year (Summer 2004), just to the right of the final corner. The top section seemed like VS now.
Bob M - 15/Sep/04

I did this in March '04 and thought the original finish looked pretty horrific. I also finished direct at about VS 4c.
matt perks - 14/Dec/04

Best be quick before the whole thing goes!
ian bryant - 12/Mar/07

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