The ongoing weekend idiot report

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The ongoing weekend idiot report

Postby pkananen » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:36 pm

Within one hour on Saturday at Muir, we saw the following:

1. People with a dog - "we didn't see any signs". Of course, there's a sign right as you pull into the lot.
2. Someone leaving the ground, falling a few feet off the deck, only to realize their knot wasn't tied.
3. Toproping directly through the anchors.

Two takeaways for all idiots:

1. Protect access by being respectful and following the rules.
2. Do your safety checks so you don't kill yourself.
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Postby bcombs » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:41 pm

pkananen, you should pick better partners.... :P
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Postby pkananen » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:46 pm

bcombs wrote:pkananen, you should pick better partners.... :P


I always post this stuff about my partners after they out-send me.
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Postby louisville_climber » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:34 pm

Amen. I also saw the people with the dog. I saw them reading their guidebook at the lot, and figured they'd go somewhere else out of respect for access.
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Postby krampus » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:11 am

And it begins. God I wish it would freeze again.
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Postby rjackson » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:13 am

I wouldn't call them idiots, but they should have known better...

Funk Rock on Saturday.

Guy decked from about 5-10 feet on Manic Impression after his belayer let the rope feed all the way through his gri-gri. Reminded them to always check that there is a knot in the end of the rope.

Later in the day, the same duo on Prime Directive. Guy hanging 10-15 feet from the deck with all the rope out and a knot against the gri-gri. He didn't deck this time but had to improvise to get to the ground.

Check your ropes...
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Postby Saxman » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:36 am

Sounds like a dangerous weekend to climb.
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Postby Crankmas » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:00 am

I don't post this to associate said person as an idiot by any means but I did see an EMS vehicle at Roadside sat mid-day, heard someone missed perhaps the first bolt clip and decked with a tailbone injury, sorry about their bad luck and hope things were not serious.
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Postby bcombs » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:06 am

How you you land on your butt when you are sliding face first down a slab?
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Postby clif » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:19 am

not to put to fine a point on it but PEOPLE FOR CHRIST'S SAKE.

if avoiding death no longer motivates, spine surgery will put you out about $80,000 -IF YOUR LUCKY.

THINK. PLEASE.

thank you.
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Postby elcapitan1974 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:35 am

Sounds like a start to a deadly season. It seems to get worse every year! sounds like the gyms need to start teaching more safety.
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Postby sendit » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:12 pm

Well, while we're all complaining I might as well gripe. Saturday at the Gallery. Not sure which was worse: the wannabe euro teenagers eating ramen noodles and chain smoking leaving their trash behind, the group who had rage against the machine blasting out from under mosaic, the 15 people who followed Lynn Hill around watching her climb every route or the train of folks toproping Zen to the 3rd bolt before falling off.
It's going to be an awesome season, I can feel it :o
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Postby pkananen » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:24 pm

I was going to call them gumbies instead of idiots but I don't want to give gumbies a bad rap. Lots of them at least follow rules and tie knots.
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Postby DuppyC » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:26 pm

Wow, what a bummer. I had a fabulous weekend in what seemed to be the best weather in 2009. The bar was set high for the season to come. Does not get much better than sunny, 75 and no bugs. I hope y'all at least had some fun despite the ill intentions of others.
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Postby pigsteak » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:49 pm

actually, it does get better....45-50 degrees, sunny, and no gumbies.
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