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majid_sabet


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Rappelling error falling 180 feet, Red River G
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Rogers said the man, who was with three other climbers, was rappelling down the cliff and apparently lost his grip at the top and fell straight down 180 feet onto rocks below
This is probably wrong... He is lucky and i am glade that he survived with injuries that will heal...


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Is posting the text of the article not kosher? Leaving it out will make the thread hard to follow when the news link eventually dies. I'll post it assuming it falls under fair use?

Edit: I removed the full article, per J's proclivities. suilenroc already posted the core of it.


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Wow, that's scary. Hopefully he recovers. Anyone have any other info? Was anyone in the area?


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It does fall under fair use, so I'd rather not post all the article text.

Edit: when I post an link to an article, I usually include maybe a paragraph, just for a teaser.


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That is pretty much just a sport rappelers area - only a couple obscure routes, and there is no way they were climbing yesterday - way to wet. That area is also pretty popular with the party campers as well. And, not sure why the raised him, usually, the just walk them out from the bottom - not a bad trail. Maybe there is a access road on top that is closer then I thought though.


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As Wes said this area is popular for sport rappelling. The location where this accident happened,and where people rappel, is off the lip of a large rock shelter resulting in a spectacular free rappel. There is a trail from the base of the rappel that leads to a 4th class scramble back to the top. Although there is some climbing here all but one of the climbs are top ropes and the area is not popular for climbing. If you did climb there would be no need to rappel since you can easily make a 4th class descent. Logical conclusion, the person who fell was there to rappel not climb.

Wes, there is a dirt road on the top of the ridge and even with the need to raise the litter to the top of the cliff it would be a quicker evac than carrying the litter out from the bottom.


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