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meanandugly


Oct 26, 2007, 6:46 AM
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I was informed through the grapevine that in the past couple of months there was two accidents at Rattlesnake. One with the boyscouts involving rock fall and no helmet and the other with the military and a dropped climbed. Does anyone have any info on these incidents.
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jumpingrock


Oct 26, 2007, 9:07 AM
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These accidents sounds alot like a couple of accidents that happened several years back.


kevinwaldock


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I climb in the milton area lots and havn't heard any news of any accidents this season. Which grapevine did you recieve yer "news" from? last accidient in the milton area was at nemo last season injury and no fatilities. Athough i do think it's important to reasearch accident reports so we can try and not make the same mistakes. just me 2 cents.

Kevin


granite_grrl


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Sounds like accidents that happen every year on the escarpment. I used to get a lot more reports when my friends used to get out and climb at Rattlesnake more often, but they gave me a number of reports of rock "fall" and the sort.

I didn't know you came on here any more, Randall. Hope you're doing well.

Edited to add to Kevin: you have no idea how many accidents happen every year on that bloody rock band, do you? Two summers ago there were actually two people who had really bad lead fall accidents on the escarpment, one at Buffalo and one at Nemo. This year the biggest accident that I know about was the huge hunk of rock being pulled off at Nemo on Harlequin and landing on someone’s head (the last update I had on him was a few months ago, I hope he's recovering well).


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chossmonkey


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I think there are far more 'accidents' than people hear about at the Milton Cliffs.


meanandugly


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Yeh, I still come here, but just read some threads and go away. Hope your doing well...new topouts and bouldering cave at peaks.
The incidents I talk about came from a reliable source and I was just wondering if anyone else knew anything about them.


kevinwaldock


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Shitty deals, although i think the last reported injury on this site (though i don't get on much) was a fall at nemo last summer. But really when i think about it what can we expect, our home area is a choss pile, chunky precambrian limestone.
However with all accidents (climbing, at home/work) there is usally a sequence of events that lead to an accident not just the accident it self.
How as climbers can we be more proactive about things like rock fall? is it as simple as a forum to report loose rock and a crew to take it down safely, or informing more climbers about the obvious dangers and what to do? It's pretty tough to say if not impossible to acheive. But one things for sure we can do better then nothing (yeah team!!!) let's brain storm some ideas to become more proactive before we all have to read another accident report. Because eventually property managers (halton, grey, bruce) will take notice and won't be so enthuseastic about taking on the liability that comes with accidents. so lets brainstorm some ideas.
Sorry for the lateness of my reply i've been occupied with trying to make tin foil and boxes look like a cylone. Cheers


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