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Mar 27, 2013, 11:46 AM

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Re: [sandstone] NEAR MISS REPORT: The stupid mistakes edition
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Around fifteen years ago, I was solo top roping with no one else around. I had climbed a nice line, pulled a small overhang, and was very happy with myself. However, the terrain at the top of the cliff was very steep and covered with leaf litter and pine needles. As I reached down to unhook the rope from the anchor, my feet slipped out from under me and I went right back over the edge and had to pull the small overhang again. If I had slipped a couple of seconds later, I would have already unhooked the rope, fallen around seventy feet and decked at the bottom of the cliff with no one around to call for help. After that, I decided to call it a day and go home, even though it was early. Ever since then, I have made sure that I am clipped to some sort of anchor when working near an edge. Years later, I told my son about the incident as a teaching opportunity, but have never told my wife. He is sworn to secrecy.

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