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Nov 18, 2013, 2:53 PM

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Re: [darkside] Concussion and giving up climbing.
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Specifically regarding concussions, I had a basilar skull fracture from a car accident (1984) when I was 4yrs old (obviously w/ a concussion) a result I never played baseball or football (for a team) since my mom was a nurse and even knew that having another or multiple concussions is no I did track, tennis, swimming, played instruments etc.

Having said that, it comes down to what your "risk tolerance" is and what exactly is "risky" for you.

I don't think climbing is that risky as long as you are vigilante with it. Just about everyone drives or rides bikes on roads which is "risky".

About the only major ding I've suffered since was wakeboarding where I got a nice whiplash and headache that lasted a week (mild concussion i'm guessing).

I've only been climbing 2 yrs but I don't see head trauma being a big risk w/ climbing, unless there is rock fall (gear) or an uncontrolled fall (lead/trad)

Hope that helps

(This post was edited by Fred20 on Nov 18, 2013, 3:11 PM)

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