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Re: [Esnavely1] When it it safe to be the most experienced climber in a group?
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Be very careful...here are some recent posts:

"was at Ravens roost this mourning talking to the park rangers conducting the investigation of the fall. Apparently all 3 climbers were gym climbers and it was their first day climbing outside. The rangers said it was the webbing used for the anchor that failed, yet it had not been severed. Which leads me to deduct that it was the climbers error, and someone failed to tie the knot in the webbing correctly"
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...d;page=unread#unread


"Sunday, April 29th

Apparently a group of climbers set up a top rope on the tree above Black Fly (edited, actually they were on Easy Keyhole). According to the rangers, the rigging failed (6 or so slings somehow attached and wrapped around the tree). Apparently one climber was lowered to the ground, the second climber ascended and when she sat back the rigging failed and she hit the deck.

The rangers were very concerned about her well being as she was altered, very pale and had some type leg injury.

Thoughts and prayers to the injured climber and those who set up the rigging. I hope they all recover quickly. "

The climber actually died.


http://www.rockclimbing.com/...d;page=unread#unread

If you are the most experieced climber, others will be looking to you for guidance, safety and possibly rescue. Make sure you can fill all of those roles before "guiding" others.


(This post was edited by gblauer on Jul 22, 2012, 7:39 PM)



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