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Today at about 10:00am Rebecca (aka granite_grrl) fell at Mt. Nemo in Milton, Ontario. I don't know all the particulars about the fall, but I do know she fell while placing a piece and hit a ledge on her way down ending 40 feet from where she slipped. I don't know if any gear ripped; i don't know if the last piece she clipped ripped/failed/never got clipped; I don't know how far she fell until she hit the ledge. I do know that she is in intensive care in a hamilton hospital with a broken femur, a fractured skull, a collapsed lung, and some other injuries. She was wearing a helmet, which saved her life according to the officer at the scene after the accident.

Those of you who know Rebecca also know how compassionate, strong, and how great of a friend and person she is. Those who don't can take my words as a testament to these qualities. What I would like and the reason I started this thread is for people to show your support for a fallen friend in her time of need. Any kind words or encouragement I'm certain she will be grateful for.

If you have more questions about the accident, please PM me and if there is enough interest I will start another thread to address these issues. I will say that i was not present and have acquired all of this information third hand from her belayer and I will do what I can to answer questions.



Thank you all

Brent Elliott


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That is awful. I hope she is as comfortable as can be expected, has her people with her and makes a speedy recovery...


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no, No, NO...

Please keep this thread updated. Tell Nathan I'm sending every good thought their way I can. And if I can do anything at all to help, please let me know. Wendy sends her best, too. :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

EDIT: Are you doing OK? I know all you guys are pretty tight.


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Wow... terrible news. I've never met granite_grrl, but she has been such a huge presence within these forums that I needed to come into this thread to learn more. I hope she recovers fully and quickly, and has the courage to continue such an active participation in this sport which has obviously been a huge part of her life.


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no, No, NO...

Please keep this thread updated. Tell Nathan I'm sending every good though their way I can. And if I can do anything at all to help, please let me know. :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

I'll tell Nate when he calls tomorrow, Jay. Thanks for the offer for help and I will let you know if there is anything.

Thanks dominic7 and dutyje for your kind words, too.

Brent


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Never a good thing to hear.

Sending good vibes your way lady.

josh


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my thoughts are with rebecca and nathan at this time, may she see a full recovery and heal quickly.

if there is anything i can do - just ask!!!!

brent, thanks for keeping us posted and hang in there too!

sincerely,
neil


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I don't know her, but please pass along my sincere wishes for a speedy, full recovery. My thoughts are with her and her family.


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man oh man, i'm really sorry to hear about this accident.

here's praying for a speedy recovery for rebecca

stay strong Nathan..............you too Brent

please keep us updating on Rebecca's condition

thanks
marge


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Thank you, Everyone. Thank you so much.


i'll keep you posted and do what I can.


you have all our thoughts, Rebecca and Nate.


Be well


Brent


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Aw man! Here's to a speedy recovery. Praying for her and her family.


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my prayers:

that she gets well soon

that all of her friends are comforted as well

that she can get back to climbing and doing what she loves.

and that we all have friends like brent to call for well wishes when we get hurt

love
curtis


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Brent - thanks for the info. Please keep me up to date on her progress (either posting here or via PM). I only wish I could do more from out here but at least let her know my thoughts are with her.

Rebecca - you better shape up quick and read this soon :wink:
You know I'm looking forward to seeing you out here soon and climbing together again so you be good eh girl and get your innoculation against my bad jokes while they have an IV in you. :roll:

Nate - give her a little TLC, and look after her.

Seriously though, all my best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.


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Never met her, but it's pretty lame to get hurt. I hope she recovers well and is able to climb again when she's done healing!

hosh.


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my thoughts and prayers go to her and her loved ones....


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Well, that sucks. My best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery.

Curt


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Good luck Rebecca. I hope you have a speedy and full recovery. We are all pulling for you, even ythose of us who haven't met you.

-Mike


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Very sorry, hope the best. It would be nice to have some more details of the accident posted for others to learn from. Did a piece come out, was the climb hard to protect? Was it a comfortable climb for her, or towards her limit? Had she done it before, etc.. whatever you think might help educate others.


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It always strikes the pit of the stomach to hear of a fellow climber injnured. Best wishes to all parties involved.


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It's always sad news to hear about a fellow climber getting injured. My best wishes go out to Rebecca as well as her friends and family.


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I had a friend like that pass away three weeks ago. not a climber but very pasionate about sports and life always had a smile on his face! A great guy never once during the entire time i knew him was he a jerk... only 16 years old died in a car crash not him driving :cry: . But you are in my thoughts and sending the good energy to you miss and all of your friends I know its a hard time... but you'll pull through sound like a very strong woman!
Good luck with your speedy recovery to get back on that granite.


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Really sorry to hear about this :cry:
Rebecca, I wish you all the best and a quick recovery!


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Very sorry, hope the best. It would be nice to have some more details of the accident posted for others to learn from. Did a piece come out, was the climb hard to protect? Was it a comfortable climb for her, or towards her limit? Had she done it before, etc.. whatever you think might help educate others.
With all respect, I believe the purpose of this thread is simply to show support for Rebecca and family. Perhaps we can leave the analysis to later and allow Rebecca to make a report IF she so chooses. Recent postings on this site in relation to another friends accident lead me to feel the climbing communties desire to analyse personal accidents should be secondary to privacy considerations.
Please keep this thread to well wishing and allow Rebecca the courtesy of choosing to analyse the accident or not in a thread she starts for that...
Thanks mate.


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Dawn and I are praying for ya!
My mom and dad too.

get better soon.
so we can have a beer and some wings!

jeff


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Prayers from Cosmiccragsman also.
I've always enjoyed her posts, and wish her a speedy recovery,
so she can get back and brighten rc.com again.

Take care, and get well soon GG

Cosmiccragsman

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