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Exponential Excavation 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dave Repnik, Darby Summers, Jesse Cirillo
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: djrepnik on Aug 31, 2013

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Begin in a left facing corner past 2 bolts. climb over blocky terrain to a left facing flaring corner with crack in the back. Climb up corner to alcove. Climb dihedral past 2 bolts by chimneying with foot on rail. pull onto ledge in a great position. 70 meter will get you down in 1 rap. 60 meter will require use of intermediate rap station.


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Single rack with slings. doubles in .5"-.75"

Photos of Exponential Excavation Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jesse near the top
Jesse near the top
Rock Climbing Photo: Route Overlay
BETA PHOTO: Route Overlay
Rock Climbing Photo: In the shallow chimney
In the shallow chimney
Rock Climbing Photo: Exponential Excavation
Exponential Excavation
Rock Climbing Photo: nice new route
nice new route
Rock Climbing Photo: Will on the 2nd ascent.
Will on the 2nd ascent.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route
BETA PHOTO: The route

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By Sherri Lewis
From: Sequim, WA
Sep 3, 2013

This is a neat route which will be especially appreciated by those looking for less intimidating routes to lead at Index. Probably a tad easier than Roger's Corner. The dihedral at the top can be stemmed or climbed as a chimney--fun either way!
By Douglas T
Sep 10, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I had the pleasure of climbing this not long after it was first put up. Most of the climb is pretty casual with the crux near the end. The last 20 feet is a really fun puzzle to solve. It's a good line for the climber that's new to trad climbing.

It's 5.9 climbing at the end.
By CaseyC Choiniere
From: seattle,wa
Oct 22, 2015

Fun climb. Climbing through the dihedral at the top is fantastic.
By Nate Redon
From: Seattle, WA
May 7, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a super fun route, though it could be done safely without the bolts. Good stuff either way!
By Serge Smirnov
Sep 3, 2017

Maybe doubles to 1.25" (green camalot)

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