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Sep 14, 2010, 9:11 PM

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Re: [gojiclimber] Hidden Rocks, VA?
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gojiclimber wrote:
I was at Hidden Rocks working with the party when the incident occurred on 9.11. At the top of the route snowblower
two rappel ropes were being managed by guides. Both ropes were set up with releasable rappels on a static line and belayed with a dynamic rope down.
The climber became nervous stepping over the edge, slipped left of observers and spun several times, striking their head on the rocks.
Certified guides responded by activating a beacon, calling 911, and repelling down to the unconscious climber and confirmed her condition. A collar was improvised and 3:1 pulley system constructed after determining raising was most suitable.
The climber became pain responsive in 5 min and verbally responsive in 10 min. After being stabilized at the top of the cliff, EMS arrived shortly after to carry the patient out. The patient had no TBI, a laceration to the back of the head and shoulder injury.
We wish the climber a speedy recovery and are thankfully the incident was not worse than it was.

Yikes. At least it sounds like she is going to be ok.

Two questions. Was she wearing a helmet? Was this the JMU club?

(This post was edited by notapplicable on Sep 14, 2010, 9:12 PM)

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