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beyond_gravity


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Jono13 was pulling up rope to clip, he pulled some slack and was going to bite the rope for more slack...but he bit his hand insted and had to come down


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it would be worse to fall with the slack still in your mouth....ouch


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Head first into a ledge.
Chuck


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catch a heel hook on the way down, flip backwards, head down on a ledge


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While not as bad as bashing your noggin on a ledge, falling with the rope running over the back of your leg pretty much sucks ass. Nothing like a raging rope burn right behind your knee that cracks and oozes puss when you bend your leg...


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If your topic meant . . worst cause of a fall . . . then I would suggest pulling over a lip at the New River Gorge to find a copperhead starring you in the face . . . 20 footer ensured!


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If you've already climbed the crux and your only pro is below.


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taking a long upside down fall and catching your eye socket on a projection just before hitting a big ledge with a large agave.


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i've come to despise failed hand or fingerjams. Damn, they can hurt. Ya, thats the good thing about squamish weather; the rain cleans out the blood in the cracks.


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From high on the route... missing the pads.

Suck.


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How bout stupidly fogetting to clip in on the 2nd and 3rd draws, then pealing from the wall and coming half a foot from decking!! It was fun though, cuz it was an overhang. Still stupid though!


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Untied!


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I saw someone down at the crag working on a tricky stemming manuver in which he turned around, facing away from the rock. He slipped and took a short fall, about 8-10 feet. Unfortunatley for him, the rope was running between his legs becuase of the way he was facing. Ouch


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leaverbiner,
That actually happened at Lover Leap
but the fall was closer to 50' & the snake was a rattler


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when I fell I had my left foot jamed in a crack, it shattered the Tiba and Fiblua. Then I hit a flake fliping me upside down. I bounced off a ledge breaking a nalgene bottle in the process with my back and scraping my right side all to hell... that happened on 9-14 and on 12-16 I'll finaly be getting out of my cast...

edit: that happened on the 2nd pitch and I still had to rap down...

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I would probably have to say without a rope!


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Well this kinnda turned out to be an interesting topic!

The question was actually more on the lines of "what is the worst way to lose a redpoint/flash/onsite?"

But I guess all of those are pretty bad


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lol
Oh yea it is SO obvious
Topic heading
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"The question was actually more on the lines of "what is the worst way to lose a redpoint/flash/onsite?"





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Hey Bangie, I hope that Nalgene gave you a new bottle after that. Dang, that fall had to suck.


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  Yep I'm drinking Kool-Aid out of it right now

I e-mailed them my story and some photo's and they send me one of these

it was a hard fall but I'll be back up on the rock soon


ubangie


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  Yep I'm drinking Kool-Aid out of it right now

I e-mailed them my story and some photo's and they send me one of these

it was a hard fall but I'll be back up on the rock soon


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This about sums it up:

Your crack climbing when you see a poisonous snake that bites you and you fall getting your arms and legs sightly suck and braking all of them. Next as you finally fall the rope gets stuck behind your leg and you flip upside down and you hit a ledge, oh yeah you hit your eyesocket on the way down and pee your pants


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jefesuave


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Yeah, I climbed this route once that you had to boulder to the start and step over this crevice to get on the face. As i pulled over the lip, a snake slithered over my hand. At that time i wasnt clipped into anything because i hadnt gotten to the first bolt yet. However, it was going to be a huge fall if i let go due to the whole crevice thing, so i let go and jumped for the boulder hoping i wouldnt miss. Thankfully i didnt, and went back later and climbed the route.

jeff


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The absolute worst is to fall while free soloing, i.e. without a rope at all.

Next in line: the Hook or Book pitch on El Cap's Sea of Dreams. It's a long traverse on hooks with a swinging fall into an open book.

Or maybe this: the A5 Death Pitch on El Cap's Reticent Wall. It's a full 60m pitch of peckers and rurps, none of which are good enough to catch even a short fall. Oh, and it starts on a wide ledge you would hit on the way down.

Elcapbuzz didn't fall on it, but he told me he freed 200 feet of 5.11+ OW below El Cap Spire WITHOUT ANY PRO! He said it was, "kinda scary."

O'Really.


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A buddy of mine fell with a carabiner in his mouth while attempting to free the lost arrow bolt ladder. His teeth took quite the beating.

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