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Nov 29, 2010, 1:44 PM

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Re: [ensonik] Fatal fall on Solar Slab - Red Rocks
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Condolences to everyone who knew her.

It is always tempting to run it out because you're on easy terrain. I know I've been guilty of this. Not saying this is what happened here, but either way it's been brought up and it's a good reminder to place gear even when you're "sure" you're not going to fall. Next time I'm out I'll pay more attention to "what if this hold broke?"

edit: I'm not talking about single pitch crags. I'm talking about long moderate routes where time matters. I know I've scrambled things many times where the consequences of a fall would be fatal. I take the time to rope up now that I'm older and have a family to think about. It's always a judgment call, but tragedies like this remind me I'm not bulletproof. All indications are she was a very competent climber.

(This post was edited by dynosore on Nov 29, 2010, 1:51 PM)

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