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Accidental Discharge 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Greg Collum, Matt Kerns
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Submitted By: Drewsky on Dec 30, 2008

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Accidental Discharge chases the flakes on the aret...

Description 

On the far left side of the cliff is this deceptively easy looking slab/arete that provides one of the best pitches of the 'low angle' style at Index. Meander up ramps and cracks to the slab for 20' to the first bolt. There is a tree that can be slung along the way if desired. Once on the slab proper, clip bolts and climb classy, highly textured low angle rock past a couple of cruxes, one at the bottom and another higher up.

Location 

A 60m rope is needed to descend.

Protection 

9 Bolts; potentially some gear for the very beginning if desired. The anchor has a unique rappel ring that should prove more than adequate so long as the webbing it's attached to is decent. See comments below.


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By Ol' Toby
From: WA
Aug 14, 2013
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Quality! Thoughtful pitch with fun tricky slab and arete balance moves. The first crux between the 2nd and 4th bolts is friction dependent and felt like 5.11, while the upper crux felt closer to 10+. No gear needed for the bottom as the first bolt can be clipped off the ledge behind the tree before committing to the arete.
By Drewsky
Mar 11, 2015

Just did this again and had forgotten how great it is. I removed some really old tat from one anchor bolt and replaced it with new tan webbing; the webbing on the other bolt is labeled 2013 so should be OK for now.
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