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stymingersfink


Aug 23, 2008, 8:24 PM
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somebody put the fekking smack-down on ^^that^^ kid, will ya? Pirate


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Aug 23, 2008, 9:34 PM
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stymingersfink wrote:
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Pirate


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Aug 24, 2008, 1:20 AM
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Well, at first when I read about this accident I was going to write something crass about the experience of a rookie (and I do mean to say rookie) falling doing something way foolish. Even if he climbs 14 this was a foolish mistake.

In hope to prevent this guy from killing himself, the OP and the guy who was next door who'd seen this behavior before need to have a 'sit down come-to-jesus' talk with this guy. Regardless of how great he climbs he'll fucking kill himself or a partner pulling bullshit like that. Soloing is fine if that's what he's going to do. Sounds like he had a partner, draws and a rope nearby. If he needed to do something up high (get a draw, gear or rope or whatever). All the necessary tools were around. Chaining 'biners or draws is OK in non-dymanic situations, but if he would've taken a static, high-fall-factor spill on a chain of draws on a bolt, he still could've broke something and be hanging on a bolt up high.

I'm very glad he's ok. He has had a cheap lesson. A sixty footer is nearly 50% fatal. I've been around for 5 cliff-top falls. 2 were fatal. All the others resulted in serious injuries. Intoxication was involved in 2. Be careful out there and stay sober (that includes dope). Read about climbing and don't practice outside your scope.

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Aug 24, 2008, 9:05 AM
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stymingersfink wrote:
Trust me on this one.
And me.
I took a 3/4 foot static fall and... well, what can I say? it fucking hurt.


delila99


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hadn't checked in here for a while (moving to the U.S. in a month! east coast... much good climbing there?)

mea culpa for not replying earlier...

stefan's OK, he climbed yesterday for the first time after the fall as if nothing happened. he's a good kid and i'm pretty sure he's learned his lesson and realized the sheer insanity of his stunt..

can't say the same for myself. Since the fall, i've climbed twice and now I'm the one who's scared sh**less.

Go figure Unsure


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yea theres some pretty sweet stuff in the aderondects up in northern NY also check out the Gunks and white horse aweseome climbing spots


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delila99 wrote:
hadn't checked in here for a while (moving to the U.S. in a month! east coast... much good climbing there?)

mea culpa for not replying earlier...

stefan's OK, he climbed yesterday for the first time after the fall as if nothing happened. he's a good kid and i'm pretty sure he's learned his lesson and realized the sheer insanity of his stunt..

can't say the same for myself. Since the fall, i've climbed twice and now I'm the one who's scared sh**less.

Go figure Unsure
I saw a dude deck a while ago- he didn't get off so easy though (ever seen a knee cap and the ligements thereabout? fuckin' gnarly! in the acutal meaning of the word).
Talked to him a couple weeks later in the hospital- he was psyched to go climbing again, I definitly was not looking foreward to the sharp end...


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mtnrock wrote:
aderondects
Laugh....the where?Pirate


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aderondects
....the where?

There's a lot of rivalry in the dyslexic camp. Rivalry with three v's Laugh (couldn't resist the Eddie Izzard reference)

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