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Zig Zag - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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Rock
3
Pro to 2"
150
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.25/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Classic Erie climb. One of the only Trad Multi-Pitch on the hill. Pitch 1: Easy 5.6 on right-facing corner to short slab, then anchors. Pitch 2: Climb easy face up and right to ledge below overhang. Runout but easy. Crux is the overhang above the ledge. Above overhang is a large ledge with mostly dead tree and anchors. Pitch 3 (Var 1): Climb out onto right end of tree limb and climb face to top. Pitch 3 (Var 2): Easy scramble up gully to top. Dirty and loose. Pitch 3 (Var 3): Climb 2nd pitch of ON EAGLES WINGS 5.10a sport route on face to top.

Submitted by: ibnfe2 on 2006-05-15
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Route ID: 66027

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: blarson on 2009-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars another pleasant surprise

Yet another Erie surprise. This route was way more fun than I thought it would be. Be careful with the loose block immediately off the first ledge. Other than that piece the route was pretty solid.

Added: 2009-06-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: ibnfe2 on 2007-07-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Multi-Pitch Trad Training

Time to do some multi-pitch trad training for 2 of my cohorts to gear up for a future trip to Leavenworth. One had never climbed real rock, the other is learning about trad climbing. PG-13 rating since the 2nd pitch can be a little scarce for pro.

Added: 2007-07-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gochubug on 2007-04-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Ladybug led pitches 1 and 3, while I was left with 2. Great route!

Added: 2007-04-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jeffvoigt on 2003-06-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun route

Can't remember the exact date but did this route quite a while ago. First pitch is a fun one with the open book. Second pitch was easy slab. For the third pitch we climbed on eagles wings (5.10a)

Added: 2007-04-04

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Flash Flash ascent by: ibnfe2 on 2005-04-23 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I did it twice today (long story!). For some variation to make it a little harder, climb the first pitch of ZIG ZAG, then go a little left, use the 2 bolts on the face from ON EAGLES WINGS to the overhang on UNDERWORLD and slimb UNDERWORLD to the ledge. For Pitch 3, do the 3rd Variation.

Witnessed by: Don, Fergus, CJ & John
Added: 2005-04-23