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Jul 7, 2011, 11:24 PM

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Re: [testpilot] Death at Rumbling Bald
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'Training', such as it is these days, may play some role in uneven rappel rope accidents among newer climbers, but doesn't account for the experienced climbers who are part of the recent cluster of uneven rap accidents.

Before sport climbing and gyms 'training' was a matter of mentoring; the demographics these days don't support that model anymore so it's more books, internet, and guides. Don't have any thoughts on a solution to that (that anyone would like).

I'm equally at a loss to explain this cluster among experienced climbers as it's such an easy situation to avoid. 'Complacency' is an easy answer, but I suspect an incomplete one.

P.S. Example from today's news of how deadly falls can be - this one at a baseball game trying catch a ball:

(This post was edited by healyje on Jul 7, 2011, 11:48 PM)

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