Climber Falls 80 Feet - RIP

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Climber Falls 80 Feet - RIP

Postby Kojones » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:32 pm

Climbing partner: "Is this uphill the whole way?"
Kojones: "No, only half the hike is uphill."
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Re: Climber Falls 80 Feet - RIP

Postby BIO_KNEE » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:43 pm

I saw that on MP this morning. Very sad.

R.I.P.
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Re: Climber Falls 80 Feet - RIP

Postby sandy » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:04 pm

Sad News.... R.I.P
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Re: Climber Falls 80 Feet - RIP

Postby gurlyclimber » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:17 pm

Yellow Spur Trail? Try the Yellow SPUR!!!!!!!!

Idiots.
There are some trips you never fully come back from.
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Re: Climber Falls 80 Feet - RIP

Postby Carl » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:18 pm

Awful news. Very sorry to hear it. Was just climbing on Redgarden Wall day before yesterday. At first I assumed it had to be someone free soloing, to take an 80 foot fall, but to have a couple pieces pull and then your rope break, just terrible that equipment failure may have resulted in a fatality.
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Re: Climber Falls 80 Feet - RIP

Postby climbing_rob » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:15 pm

Wesley wrote:Awful news. Very sorry to hear it. Was just climbing on Redgarden Wall day before yesterday. At first I assumed it had to be someone free soloing, to take an 80 foot fall, but to have a couple pieces pull and then your rope break, just terrible that equipment failure may have resulted in a fatality.
Horrible. But is there additional info out there on what exactly failed? I'm sure there will be if not now, but where does it indicate a rope failure?
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Re: Climber Falls 80 Feet - RIP

Postby Carl » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:21 pm

My comment re rope failure came from someone who witnessed the accident. It was posted in a thread on Mountain Project. Certainly if this is in fact true there will be an extensive investigation into rope age, use, wear, terrain, etc.
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Re: Climber Falls 80 Feet - RIP

Postby barrows » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:06 pm

Very sorry to hear this.
I hope that more details will come out, if anyone knows the details please post them. We can only learn from other's mistakes with complete information. Anyone know which pitch this climber fell from?
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Re: Climber Falls 80 Feet - RIP

Postby travis19877 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:17 pm

Sad to hear.. RIP
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Re: Climber Falls 80 Feet - RIP

Postby Greg777 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:09 pm

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so sorry to hear...praying for the family
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Re: Climber Falls 80 Feet - RIP

Postby cftbq » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:46 pm

Always sad to hear of a climber's death. Still: he died doing what he loved, and that is so much better than so many other things that could happen. Condolences to all friends and family.
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and the power that animates the universe. That may not
match up with your anthropomorphic or teleological idea of
what "god" is, but it's good enough for me.

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