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Jul 11, 2011, 2:36 PM

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Lowering Fall in Eldo today?
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Anyone have any "on the ground" information about this accident today? It was my climbing partners good friend and we are both concerned for him.
[EDIT]The link says a 2nd accident of 75 feet. That's the one but it happened today. So that's an onerous report. Or the person who called us here at work has the date/time wrong for the lowering.

As we understand it, the climber never told the belayer he wanted to be taken off belay. He set the anchors up, communicated that he wanted to be lowered and then decked. The belayer was reaching for something heard the rope whiz off and that was it. We think anyway. We know for a fact the leader was dropped from the anchor after the belayer took him off. The details around it are sketchy at best. This is all coming in over the phone as I type this. This stuff sucks. Simple communication error and now a broken back.[/EDIT]

(This post was edited by onrockandice on Jul 11, 2011, 2:40 PM)

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