Great Zawn

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A stunning sweep of immaculate granite in a phenomenal setting, and with climbing to do it justice. Guidebook page 212.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Variety Show
A fine and friendly introduction to the delights of the Great Zawn, having plenty of atmosphere and outstanding climbing on its...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
2
Green Cormorant Face
The front of the Seaward Face is taken centrally by this well-positioned and popular line. Start by negotiating 'The Crevasse'...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
3
Deja Vu
The upper, thin blank wall of the Seaward Face is overcome by this airy, sweeping line located directly above the narrow strip...
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E4 5c
4
The Dream/Liberator
One of the region's greatest climbs that wends its way up the sensational arete dividing the Seaward and West Faces of the...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E3 6a
5
The West Face
The central line of cracks and overhangs gives a stunning line and a powerful, difficult trip up the Great Zawn's most...
 
3 Stars
Strong
Fluttery
E5 6b
6
Xanadu
The east facing wall of Great Zawn is carved by an eye-catching left curving corner, which provides the line for this...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5b
7
Desolation Row Top 50
A prized pitch that is very sustained but can be adequately protected by a very large number of small wires. Take extra...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E2 5b
  • Latest Comments

    For BOSIGRAN

    Desolation Row
    "Protection feels 'reasonable' rather than outstanding and there are a lot of com..." 22/Apr top50

    Desolation Row
    "Outstanding and steady climbing, reasonably protected with small cams etc but t..." 19/Jul top50

    Zig Zag
    "Very fine route, with lovely moves up the steep section. I think pitch 2 should ..." 10/Sep top50

    Autumn Flakes
    "Finally, we reckoned the pitch grades were 4a, 4b, 4a." 04/Sep

    Bow Wall
    "Fantastic route and having done it many times now I am confident that 'the move'..." 24/Jul top50

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    "VS 4c - with the crux being pitch 1. Pitch 2 is straight forward, well protected..." 06/May top50

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