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Another stupid thread: Most Dangerous Sport Climb?

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Doctor Drake · · San Francisco · Joined May 2018 · Points: 85

Snake Dike.

Dan Cooksey · · SLC, UT · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 365

The plank. Exit 38.  WA.

mpech · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 2

Like, what sport climb has injured/killed the most people? Probably not snake dike. I assume it would be some easy and accessible  sport climb where lots of lowering miscommunication could occur. 

Jason Todd · · Cody, WY · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 1,114

Snake Dike isn't a sport climb.

DanielHart · · Carpinteria ca · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 5

Loose lady 

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Double Cross, not enough bolts.

caesar.salad · · earth · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 75

So.... most dangerous bolted route that doesn't take gear? Maybe the Bachar Yerian?

Gumby King · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 25

A lot of routes at Pinnacles National Park are rated "R" and "X".  The rock gets soft after it rains.

Doctor Drake · · San Francisco · Joined May 2018 · Points: 85
Jason Todd wrote: Snake Dike isn't a sport climb.

That’s the joke. 

Zay Redux · · Mariposa · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 36

bachar yerian takes gear...

caesar.salad · · earth · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 75
Zay Redux wrote: bachar yerian takes gear...

ah ok. uh what about The Thin Red Line in Jtree? 2 bolts in 70+ feet at .12+

Zay Redux · · Mariposa · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 36
caesar.salad wrote:

ah ok. uh what about The Thin Red Line in Jtree? 2 bolts in 70+ feet at .12+

sporty!

Conor Jonson · · Denver, CO · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 186
Dan Cooksey wrote: The plank. Exit 38.  WA.

Why? Seems safe enough..

John RB · · Superior, CO · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 71

Tinipi during the earthquake

(For those not in the know: 5.15a put up by D. Woods, repeated once, then an earthquake knocked over the spire and the route is gone.)
https://rockandice.com/climbing-news/sachi-amma-second-and-last-ascent-of-tinipi-5-15a-borneo-earthquake/

B Jolley · · Utah · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 172

Might not be the most dangerous but, I know several people who have been severely injured by decking or swinging into the face trying to pull through the roof, the roof is only 15' or so off the ground.
https://www.mountainproject.com/route/105740258/wrecking-ball

Todd F · · McMurdo Station, AQ · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0
Cory F wrote: A lot of routes at Pinnacles National Park are rated "R" and "X".  The rock gets soft after it rains.

I think in terms of raw density of dangerous climbs pinnacles is probably up there.


I especially think of some 'old school' easy routes like Coastanoan or Old Original or some things in the Flumes that probably haven't bit too many people simply because they are SOO easy. Costanoan's first pitch is easy to deck from 40 ft if you break a hold and pretty much the rest of the route is asking for a long cheesegrater if you break a hold. 
Thomas Claiborne · · SD · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 36

Burning Down the House at Suicide. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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