Ground fall 11-21-12

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Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by the lurkist » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:08 pm

What happened. ?
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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by Cromper » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:29 pm

Dunno, but wishin Saifu a speedy recovery!

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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by One-Fall » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:10 pm

Saw that while he had numerous fractures, there was no neurological damage. *whew*

Hopes for a quick recovery.
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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by camhead » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:37 am

Any more details? Route? Circumstances?

Sounds like it was a rough day on Wednesday. A friend of mine broke a foot at the top of Aquaduct Pocket while clipping the anchors, and took a header into a tree behind him, got knocked out for a few minutes. I also fell at the crux of Jack the Ripper, Ripped gear and Jacked my foot (har har har), clipping a ledge and tearing a bunch of tendons in it. No climbing this winter, it looks like [sadface].
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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by toad857 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:40 pm

bummer

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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by Clevis Hitch » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:11 pm

So what's the body count this year...
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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by ReachHigh » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:07 pm

be safe out there.
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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by pigsteak » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:26 pm

any updates on saifu?
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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by Josephine » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:07 pm

Out of the hospital :-)
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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by agdenm2 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:08 am

Went to visit Saifu tonight and I couldn't believe how well he is doing, especially considering the catastrophic potential of his accident. Dude is totally with it, cracking jokes, laughing, smiling. Being in bed doesn't seem to be holding him down, which is so great to see! Such a miraculous result of what should have been a very bad injury. Keep on going Saifu, recovery is in sight!

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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by tpowell » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:50 am

What exactly happened? Did pro blow? Anchor fail? Rope slice? Shot by locals? What's the story?

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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by Saxman » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:29 am

His god smote him for liking pork and white women. As long as he gives those up, he will most likely have a long and fruitful climbing career.
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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by Josephine » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:38 pm

Saxman wrote:His god smote him for liking pork and white women. As long as he gives those up, he will most likely have a long and fruitful climbing career.


and beer. i think his god doesn't like beer either ;-)
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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by pigsteak » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:30 pm

everyone loves pig....everyone.
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Re: Ground fall 11-21-12

Post by RALY » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:19 pm

I brought Saifu and his family back a bunch of food for Thanksgiving.

I made the mistake of grabbing a ton of ham. I was rather abashed.

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