Accidents Will Happen

Page Type: Route
Lat/Lon: 34.89920°N / 99.3312°W
Route Type: Technical Rock Climb - Sport
Time Required: Less than two hours
Difficulty: 5.9


This route was originally put up solo by Duane Raleigh about 20 years ago. It remained an unprotected solo route until the spring of 2001 when Duane gave permission to bolt it. Until then, it had rarely been repeated. It still retains some of the infamous Quartz style with only three bolts in 80 ft. Thanks Duane!


From the east end of the parking lot, follow the obvious trail toward the mountain. At the first set of boulders, head directly between the largest ones and begin climbing the boulders up towards "S Wall" which can be seen from the parking lot. At the base of "S Wall" go east about 50 yards, traversing the mountain until reaching the base of the climb. The routes can easily be seen from the parking lot.

Route Description

Another fine example of "sporty" sport climbs at Quartz. Follow the bolts up to an anchor. Avoid the tendency to use the huge pocket to the right after the first bolt. The route eases considerably after the third bolt, which is good because there is no pro to the anchors about 30 ft. higher. Excellent route and fun lead. 3 bolts. 80 ft.

Super Slide: Route #2 (Click photo to enlarge)

Essential Gear

3 quickdraws. 60 meter rope. Some 'biners and slings for anchor at the top. Please do not top-rope this route directly from the chains. Instead, use your own 'biners and slings attached to the chains or hangers.