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USnavy


Feb 3, 2013, 11:39 PM

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Re: [] Close Calls
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Most of the close calls I have had involved a shitty belayer. The largest incident occured at Smith Rocks. I was linking a two pitch route together as a single pitch. I fell about five feet above the first bolt of the second pitch. What should have been a quite short fall turned into me zipping past eight bolts. It turns out my belayer kept her thumb on the Cinch cam forcing the device open. At the last moment she let go and the device locked on its own. But in reality it is my fault because I was the senior climber and I okayed her to belay me. On the upside, I probably set the record for the longest fall on that route.


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