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Jun 3, 2011, 1:31 PM

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Re: [sungam] Fall in Eldorado Canyon
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Here’s a follow up on the accident. In the refenced thread, comments were made about the Lynn Hill accident. Made me think that this wonderful climber may be remembered as much for not tying-in properly as for freeing the Nose. Seems most threads about easily avoidable climbing accidents mention Lynn. History often has a funny way of remembering someone. C’est la Vie is a 2-pitch 11b climb, though must climbers only ascend the 9+ first pitch. The climber is extremely lucking as the landing is jumbled boulders. Here's the quote from the link.

"I was belaying Colin.

Accident was not caused by an anchor failure. Denver Post got the story right.

Despite being an experienced and safe climber, Colin did not properly tie in to his harness, rope untied and he fell from roughly the first bolt on Cest la Vie.

He suffered a fractured vertebrae, but in the long run should make a full recovery. All in all a very fortunate outcome to the situation. Big thanks to Rocky Mountain Rescue, Park Rangers, and everyone else that helped get Colin safely down and to the hospital.

Check you knots!!! "

(This post was edited by robdotcalm on Jun 4, 2011, 9:38 AM)

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