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Whose fault?

Climber
19
37%
Belayer
4
8%
Both
17
33%
Other
12
23%
 
Total votes: 52

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Post by der uber » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:55 am

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Post by steep4me » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:42 am

I, like all climbers, always want to know the details of an accident in case there is something I can learn for future safety. That being said, it kind of bugs me when people want to peg someone into the (dumb, inexperienced, gym climber in over their heads) so that he doesn't feel vulnerable to danger. It is really harsh to the people who have been involved in an accident. Even when Mike's accident happened, people who knew nothing about it yet started saying--"there's all of these young inexperienced gym rats who get strong and then go outside and hurt themselves." Which, obviously had nothing to do with that situation. Just think a little before you go off and spew a bunch of opinions.
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Re: High First Bolts.

Post by kdelap » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:21 pm

bonner1040 wrote: I dont feel bad for the climbers that cannot repel because the only belay device they have is a grigri and i think, in my honest opinion, that a stick clip is an essential piece of equipment for the everyday sportclimber, just like an ATC, harness, rope and draws.
You can rappel with a Gri-Gri.
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Re: High First Bolts.

Post by redpoiint » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:12 pm

kdelap wrote:
bonner1040 wrote: I dont feel bad for the climbers that cannot repel because the only belay device they have is a grigri and i think, in my honest opinion, that a stick clip is an essential piece of equipment for the everyday sportclimber, just like an ATC, harness, rope and draws.
You can rappel with a Gri-Gri.
can you off of Twinkie? I need to know that soon!

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Re: High First Bolts.

Post by kdelap » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:15 pm

redpoiint wrote:
kdelap wrote:
bonner1040 wrote: I dont feel bad for the climbers that cannot repel because the only belay device they have is a grigri and i think, in my honest opinion, that a stick clip is an essential piece of equipment for the everyday sportclimber, just like an ATC, harness, rope and draws.
You can rappel with a Gri-Gri.
can you off of Twinkie? I need to know that soon!
Can I? Of course I can.
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Post by redpoiint » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:24 pm

thats cool - thanks
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Post by KD » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:30 pm

redpoiint - hang in there - you can do it.
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Post by powen01 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:32 am

I dream about your man muscles KD.

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Post by KD » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:22 pm

Gosh powen01 why what would make you sat that? geez

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Post by powen01 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:33 pm

Uh, your big man muscles, that's what.

Duh!

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