"Exciting" falls?

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Post by rhunt » Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:17 pm

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rhunt wrote:blowing clips esp anchor clips are always exciting falls. I blew the anchor clip on chainsaw and stopped level with my belayer(who, if i recall, was *not* standing on the boulder at the base).
That happened to me and the odd thing was, I didn't have any slack out.
That is odd.

I had lots of slack out when I was trying to clip. I remember feeling myself cut loose and then trying to throw the rope at the anchors hoping it would magically clips itself. It's a crazy feeling when you are falling and the rope is flapping in your face!
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Post by ynot » Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:56 pm

falling upside down is pretty wierd. That's as exciting as it gets with me.
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Post by Snowpuppy » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:50 am

Falling with no pro in the rock, and having your belayer catch you before you hit the ground....now that's a good one.
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Post by dipsi » Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:32 pm

Snowpuppy wrote:Falling with no pro in the rock, and having your belayer catch you before you hit the ground....now that's a good one.
:lol:

Ah yes, but they broke the mold when they made that belayer!
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Post by ynot » Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:17 pm

Dwayne stopped me short of decking twice that day.
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Post by merrick » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:41 pm

i watched Jamen fall from I think the 3rd bolt on Tic tak toe and swing into the big boulders under ro. banged himself up pretty good.
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Post by ReachHigh » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:26 pm

any fall at grayson lake with nyers cove being the best.
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Post by Yasmeen » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:30 pm

:lol: I second that. "Oh shit!!" -- random girl jumping from ~65 feet yesterday
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Post by peter bonamici » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:22 pm

we were climbing up at roadside and my dad somehow got his leg behind the rope while falling low on AWOL. he ended up swinging in upside down with his head just beneath that first roof. good thing my buddy brice had rope out. i was down the wall but i heard people were freaking out. my dad got back on the route.

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Post by moonbeam » Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:01 pm

Saw the potential yesterday for a climber fifty feet up a route to take
a fifty-six foot fall. It was...exciting?

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Post by kek-san » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:41 am

Seen alot of people miss the anchor clip on Wadcutter, usually with falls into the cheese gratering goodness. Typically painful results. Not sure this qualifies as exciting, but perhaps noteworthy.

Missing the clips (for no good reason) on Wild, Yet Tasty is quite a... ummm... thrill. Clean fall, but long and windy.
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Post by 512OW » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:22 pm

Snowpuppy wrote:Falling with no pro in the rock, and having your belayer catch you before you hit the ground....now that's a good one.

I tried that with my climber at 20ish feet. I now have a broken right hand to show for it.

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Post by dipsi » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:34 pm

Batguano: Did Alan miss that clip?
Me: Huh?.....Yeah, he did!
Batguano: Hey, Alan.....
Me: Shhhh! Don't tell him!
Alan: What?
Batguano/Me: Nevermind!
Alan: Clipping! I'm in.
Me: Hey, Alan. Look down at your last bolt!
Alan: What? ........Oh, *&(<%$$##)*@@!!!!!!
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Post by ReachHigh » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:42 am

Not as high has Nyers, but the water fall just before provides a scary jump trying to clear the lower ledge. If you jump just before it starts sloping you will fall along the slope not able to see the water till you clear the ledge. Made for an @#[email protected]# scary jump last night.
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Post by ninesixfour » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:25 pm

Second scariest fall I ever took.
I bet I know the scariest one! :lol:

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