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Dec 14, 2012, 12:03 PM

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Re: [jgsahm3] Odd Lead Fall
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Sounds similar to a fall by a friend of mine I witnessed.

He was roughly three feet to the left and four feet above his last draw (about 5 feet diagonally) when he fell. The climb was an 85-degree slab.

When he lost it he fell down; the rope pulled him to the right; rolling him onto his his butt and shoulder; and smacked the back of his head HARD on the wall. (Luckily he was wearing a helmet so he got off with a headache and a bruised hip and shoulder.)

When he came to rest at the end of the fall he was semi-horizontal with his torso/head angled down and his back nearly flat against the wall.

Luckily someone else was shooting video on his digital camera at the time so I have the whole thing in a video clip.

(This post was edited by acorneau on Dec 14, 2012, 12:51 PM)

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