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Apr 12, 2011, 2:20 PM

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Re: [Gabel] Have you ever decked?
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Gabel wrote:
This day I boulder harder than ever but have almost completely stopped roped climbing. There is simply noone I can/want to trust. Even free soloing is more appealing, and I solo the occasional route when it feels right.

...If you kill yourself while climbing, you're an idiot. If you have an accident that could have killed you, you're also an idiot. The most important thing about climbing is simply not to die.

If someone considers the risks involved in some given type of climbing and decides it is not for them, to each their own. I would encourage all climbers to give more thought to the dangers involved.

My comment would be that regardless of how safety conscious you all, people are not perfect and accidents will happen. Is someone an idiot because they went out to diner and some other driver killed them? Going out to diner is recreational in a way that commutting to work is not.

I decked from about thirty feet up, error-in-the-belay-chain, and got a nice heli ride out and a year+ recovery (when I could get from the bed to the wheelchair on my own was a major step). I didn't see climbing as being any more dangerous after my accident as I did before and I still enjoyed it and after a few years was climbing better than ever.


(This post was edited by sspssp on Apr 12, 2011, 2:21 PM)

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