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berkly


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Clear Creek Rockfall crushes car?  (North_America: United_States: Colorado: Front_Range: Clear_Creek_Canyon)
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Caught a glimpse of this on the local news yesterday. Huge Rock, like the size of the car, fell on a parked car while the owner was climbing. The news showed the car and then blowing up the rock to move it off the roadside. Went looking for more details but couldnt find any.

Any one know the details or a link?


berkly


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there it is.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_4029325
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svilnit


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Damn... I would hate to be the owner of that car, but that's just funny as hell! Can you imagine trying to explain that to the insurance company. "you see, I was rock climbing and this massive boulder fell out of the sky and squished my car"


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thats what happens if you order a boulder to go :P


djlachelt


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The Denver Post has the info and a pic.

http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_4029262

How's this for a headline: "Rock Climbing Safer Than Sitting In Parked Car"


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How's this for a headline: "Rock Climbing Safer Than Sitting In Parked Car"

Could work for the safe sex angle...

"don't make out in a parked car. It could KILL you!!"


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For all those people that complain about their cars getting broke into while climbing at the Red, remember that it could always be worse.


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I always thought that parking on that side of the road was not wise and I was reinforced Saturday morning when I heard a loud crunch. At the time I thought it was a gravel truck hitting a bump as it was only one brief noise, kind of like squashing a beer can. For future reference, there's big boulder with a bolt in it and a rope anchoring it to the wall just above this spot under the route "Evil". Walk the extra 2 minutes from the parking area on the other side of the road, or......


svilnit


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For all those people that complain about their cars getting broke into while climbing at the Red, remember that it could always be worse.

Yeah, but think of it this way. Is anybody going to take the time to break into a car when there is a chance of that happening?


boku


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Caption contest starts in three, two, one...


slicari


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slicari


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He always said he wanted a more of a compact type car.:)


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Man did you see that loose rock up there, it was THIS big! I hope that doesn't fall...


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http://extras.mnginteractive.com/..._cd09staver1_400.jpg

"I told you that we should be using GriGri's. You think you'd be able to hold me with an ATC under that?"

:wink: Dan


svilnit


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http://extras.mnginteractive.com/..._cd09staver1_400.jpg

Man, WHAT am I going to do now, my ham sammich was in there!!!

(last one, I promise) :lol:


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did you check out the v2 Ford traverse?


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http://extras.mnginteractive.com/..._cd09staver1_400.jpg

ROOOCCCCKKKK!!!!!


reg


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For future reference, there's big boulder with a bolt in it and a rope anchoring it to the wall just above this spot .....

WHAAAT? :shock:


berkly


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I guess I cant make fun of those guys who drive up to the crag already wearing their helmets. :?

http://extras.mnginteractive.com/..._cd09staver1_400.jpg


timm


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You can see more pictures of this at:

http://www.supertopo.com/...ic_id=218654&f=0&b=0


flipnfall


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Just one more reason to wear a helmet when you climb!

Just kidding! :lol:

GT


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Funny!!

I cant count how many times I have parked in that same spot. Freaky


svilnit


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ROOOCCCCKKKK!!!!!

Funny!!

I cant count how many times I have parked in that same spot. Freaky

What I find even funnier is the image in your tag line.... can I use that PRETTY PLEASE?????


march


Jul 10, 2006, 5:07 PM
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He was actually trying to strap that to his roof rack to take home for his own backyard bouldering...


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Dayuuuum, day-ayyyyyyyyy-uum...
Da rain-fall comes, and I want to go home.

Dayuuuum, day-ayyyyyyyyy-uum...
Dat was me car, and I shoulda stayed home!

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