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Re: [gblauer] Gunks accident this past weekend (oct 10 2010)
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gblauer wrote:
A girl decked on Frogs Head on Sunday. She fell at the crux, pulled two pieces (according to rangers) and hit the deck with rope stretch. She refused medical treatment. Sure set off a panic at the cliff.

Thank goodness she was ok.


The girl who decked is a friend of mine. We just got off the phone*. She's been sport leading for about a year and started trad climbing this season. I've seen her competently sport lead 5.9+, but I would describe her as bold. Her partner is an exceedingly capable instructor.

On the phone* she told me that three of her pieces pulled, two nuts and an under-cammed metolius piece. She had slung the nuts with dogbones, and they got jostled out in the fall. Her lowest piece that held was a tricam. As reported by the rangers, she hit the deck on stretch.

She estimates that her total fall was about 40 feet.

It turns out that she broke her pisiform in half. The initial x-rays didn't catch it, but a second batch three weeks later picked up on it. The bone is too small to pin. She'll be in a cast for a couple of weeks. I'm very glad that she escaped more serious injury.

* "Oh! You were the girl on Frog's Head!"

(This post was edited by bhickey on Nov 21, 2010, 5:25 AM)

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