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"man, there's no way that was a 5.7!"

yeah right. you suck.

honestly, what is the lowest rating on which you've fallen, or even hung on gear?

I pulled on a cam on "the naked and the dead," a 5.8 at Indian Creek. It was cold! I couldn't feel my hands, dammit!

so yeah. if anyone has whipped on a 5.4, they get the prize (ouch!).

trad climbs only, please, as sport sucks.


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I don't fall off climbs. I send them.

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I actually took one of my most damaging falls on what felt like a 5.5/5.6 a few years back. I was taking some non-climbing buddies out on a tour of the now semi-off-limits Farley. No guide so I can't be exactly sure of the rating. I was doing a lot of talking smack, which isn't unusual for me when I climb, but was paying more attention to telling them how to tackle the moves than I was to my own moves. Didn't fully appreciate the looseness of the block I grabbed before I shifted my weight. Took the big swing from about 8 feet above and 6 or so feet to the right of my last piece. I left a perfect arc of blood on the rock as the skin on my right forearm and calf was shredded against it. I still had the block in my hand when I hit the wall on the other side of the open book. Boy did I feel about 3 inches tall. Another life lesson learned the hard way.


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"man, there's no way that was a 5.7!"

yeah right. you suck.

honestly, what is the lowest rating on which you've fallen, or even hung on gear?

I pulled on a cam on "the naked and the dead," a 5.8 at Indian Creek. It was cold! I couldn't feel my hands, dammit!

so yeah. if anyone has whipped on a 5.4, they get the prize (ouch!).

trad climbs only, please, as sport sucks.

Sometimes I fall getting out of bed. Now--and more importantly--what do I win?

Curt


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Ok, last Sunday I was climbing a 5.6 (trad lead) and on the second move (I had just placed my first piece) I put my hand in a deep puddle and slipped right off the wall. That fall earned a place in the "I took my first trad lead fall" record book. By the way, the gear didn't even budge and I went on to send the climb. That was the easiest climb that I have ever fallen on.


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Was bouldering, moved to stand on a small ledge about 4' up, then decided to rest BOTH hands at once... fell flat on my back. The landing was the rocks next to railroad tracks dangit.


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I fell on my 5 trad lead urge for going 5.8 about 6 feet on to a #2 robot cam :oops


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I fell on the approach from the carriage road at the Gunks. 2nd and 3rd class are my nemesis.


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Despite the fact that you said "no sport please" I'll post anyway in hopes of winning the prize.

Leading in some small crag around Basle, Switzerland, probably a 5.6 or so piece. Grid bolted to about half way up, then no bolts until the top (it was so easy, why would you need any more?) Suffice it to say, I was flying up it and talking to my belayer below, moving without even paying attention. At some point I just popped off, falling backwards, catching my leg on the rock, plunging back and head first down the gentle slope... read: i'm banging on the rock all the way down. Finally come to stop sitting on my butt on a shelf. Not hurt, not really even bruised. Looked down at FishyPete whose eyes are bulging thinking his new American friend had broken his butt on a gumby 5.6 sport run.

"I'm alright!" I yell down. Of course then I had to reclimb that crap...


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I fell on a hiking trail once.


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Sometimes I fall getting out of bed. Now--and more importantly--what do I win?

Curt

for that, you win a bottle of Jim Beam. White label. bwaaaahahaha!


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I was Attempting to show a couple of friends who sport climb the world of trad. We just hiked along the bottom and stuck gear in and than sat on it. I placed a large hex in a crack and was explaning how they cam into place and become bomber, my favourite piece to place. When I sat on it it held and then I bounced the junk out of it and it pulled and I fell on my a$$.
funny more than anything


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I fell on my 5 trad lead urge for going 5.8 about 6 feet on to a #2 robot cam :oops

I have read this like ten times and still can't figure out what the hell it means.


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Stepped out of the car and fell into a yucca plant once. Ruined the whole weekend.

As for actual climbs, the last wonderful fall on an "easy" climb was a 10b at Donner. I put in the gear on a no hands rest, gave it a tug, then cracked myself in the forhead when the gear yanked out. Sent me for about 10 feet. Nothing like falling from a no hands....


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I fell on my 5 trad lead urge for going 5.8 about 6 feet on to a #2 robot cam :oops

I have read this like ten times and still can't figure out what the hell it means.

Me Neither!!

I have only sent Robinson's Rubber Tester (V0 Buttermilks) once in many many tries.

I have climbed 11A and V6


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5.6 a lead down in okie-ville called The Interseptor, my piece fu_kin' ripped on me and i decked.....to this day i still think of that climb, and i will return one day to send it... until then just bad memories.


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Shoot, I lose if we're talking lead only. I've never taken a lead fall on anything other than 5.8s. 5.8, actually, since they've all been on the same damn climb.

I took my first fall ever (TR of course) on the first pitch of Totem, which is supposed to be 5.6. I'd like to think I've never fallen on a 5 or below. Can't remember it happening, but that's not a sure thing...


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I fell on my first lead, which was a 5.3.


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Embarrassingly enough, on the second pitch of Ecstasy Junior (5.4) at Seneca Rocks. Even worse, I was well beyond the crux and had just pulled onto the face above the small cave. At that stage the route is a bit less than vertical, decently featured and probably only 5.2 although the meaningful protection becomes quite tricky. I must have put too much thought into placing two medium nuts and forgotten completely that I was climbing. At about waist level with the upper nut I inexplicably slid off. Mercifully I had selected one of the few decent placements. It would have been pretty spectacular if I had slung the small tree instead as I had done the first time I led that route.

David Collins


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I fell on my 5 trad lead urge for going 5.8 about 6 feet on to a #2 robot cam :oops

I have read this like ten times and still can't figure out what the hell it means.
Damn. Sean beat me to it.


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a guy i climb with fell 20 or more feet on a 5.3, the climb is really low angle and he slipped on some sand/gravel that was on the rock


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I fell on a 5.6 sport lead. Less than vertical almost the whole way, big cushy pockets, great feet . . . and I fell. Can't get much easier than that!


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I took a couple spectacular unroped wingers on some scary, exposed class 2 in the Sierras this summer. Escaped with minor scrapes and bruises, lots of sliding and bouncing.


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Sneezed myself off a 4th class downclimb recently.... ever stare at a light and it makes you sneeze? The sun came out from behind a cloud and hit white granite, I let go a big watery-eyed achooo and then reverse belly glissaded down 15 or so feet of slab. My partner laughed for an hour.


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I ate sh*t on this really easy approach to the...uh...kitchen. Ok, so I fell down the stairs. So...about this prize?

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