Forums: Climbing Disciplines: Trad Climbing:
the deck
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Trad Climbing

Premier Sponsor:

 
First page Previous page 1 2 3 Next page Last page  View All


meahtots


Oct 25, 2009, 1:08 AM
Post #1 of 56 (5059 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 15, 2008
Posts: 105

the deck
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (4 ratings)  
Can't Post

Today, I decked from 40 feet after two pieces ripped in a dirty and wet crack.

How far have you gone?


cush


Oct 25, 2009, 2:48 AM
Post #2 of 56 (5050 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 1, 2008
Posts: 320

Re: [meahtots] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

ouch. hope your alright man


code08


Oct 25, 2009, 11:17 AM
Post #3 of 56 (4965 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 2, 2009
Posts: 41

Re: [meahtots] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

25ft after forgetting to tie safety knots in the end of my rap line <_< skill I know


subantz


Oct 25, 2009, 5:54 PM
Post #4 of 56 (4838 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 7, 2007
Posts: 1247

Re: [meahtots] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

How are you still walking?


johnwesely


Oct 25, 2009, 6:38 PM
Post #5 of 56 (4819 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 5343

Re: [subantz] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I imagine this is some sort of troll to prove a point in the boulder fall thread.


subantz


Oct 25, 2009, 6:58 PM
Post #6 of 56 (4802 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 7, 2007
Posts: 1247

Re: [johnwesely] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (1 rating)  
Can't Post

Troll me naww never. Troll Nope. 40 ft I call BULLSHIT dudes sense of hight must be off. Or hes in a wheelchair. If not a piece caught him and the rope stretch caught him right as his feet made touchdown.


meahtots


Oct 25, 2009, 7:20 PM
Post #7 of 56 (4787 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 15, 2008
Posts: 105

Re: [johnwesely] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

No troll. My neck hurts like a mofo. It may be exaggeration, but it was at least 35. Definitely long enough to think about what was going on.


agentmm


Oct 25, 2009, 7:50 PM
Post #8 of 56 (4768 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 27, 2009
Posts: 62

Re: [meahtots] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Why are you not expanding here?
Obviously people are skeptical....what happened?


subantz


Oct 25, 2009, 7:54 PM
Post #9 of 56 (4767 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 7, 2007
Posts: 1247

Re: [agentmm] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Cause he forgot to say when the person next to him decked from 10 ft. He looked over so fast he got whiplash. I still call BULLSHIT. Or he was cleaning the leaders gear on toprope and took a huge 2ft victory whipper


TheRucat


Oct 25, 2009, 8:46 PM
Post #10 of 56 (4737 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 20, 2008
Posts: 234

Re: [meahtots] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (2 ratings)  
Can't Post

meahtots wrote:

How far have you gone?

Oh I've gone all the way... Baby


airscape


Oct 25, 2009, 11:33 PM
Post #11 of 56 (4689 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Feb 26, 2001
Posts: 4240

Re: [TheRucat] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

 
If you free solo with a full rack, is it concidered a trad accident if you fall? Tongue


rocloco


Oct 26, 2009, 5:32 AM
Post #12 of 56 (4635 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 18, 2004
Posts: 152

Re: [meahtots] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Idk man, I decked from 20 ft. once and shattered both wrists plus a ruptured spleen. 40ft and a sore neck seems a little light unless you skidded your way down some slab.

The first time I ever climbed a buddy of mine fell ropeless from 19ft. (yeah 19, we measured later) and he's never walked again. It doesn't take much...


full1346


Oct 26, 2009, 5:42 AM
Post #13 of 56 (4629 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 4, 2007
Posts: 61

Re: [meahtots] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

35 feet on slab


boymeetsrock


Oct 26, 2009, 6:00 AM
Post #14 of 56 (4619 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Feb 11, 2005
Posts: 1709

Re: [meahtots] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

20 ft. Resulted in dislocated shoulder.


Partner angry


Oct 26, 2009, 6:08 AM
Post #15 of 56 (4614 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 21, 2003
Posts: 8405

Re: [meahtots] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I've decked from a significant distance 4 times.

1st, at the time I thought it was 40 feet but was probably just over 20. I was stemming up the chimney between Harder than Your Husband and Stand and Deliver while being belayed on top. My belayer got pulled forward when I fell and thought she'd get dragged off so she let go and backed up. This was my fault, I set up the belay with too long of slings. This was in my first month as a climber.

2nd, I was trying to freesolo a route in greyrocks and popped off the bottom. I quite a ways but onto a slab then into piles of pine needles. I had a little scrape on my ass. From where I fell to where I stopped was over 30 feet but maybe only 5-10 feet was I actually airborn.

3rd, new belayer at the gym, splat.

4th, this summer I landed flat on my back from a body length above the first bolt on Crankenstein. This freaked me out for a while because I thought it was belay failure and I went around not trusting my partners for a while. I got back on the route with one of my better long time partners, fell again, and decked again (though not quite as hard). This pretty much fixed my head since the fall was just one of those shit things that happen on some routes and not a belay failure.


coolcat83


Oct 26, 2009, 6:43 AM
Post #16 of 56 (4587 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 27, 2007
Posts: 1006

Re: [rocloco] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

rocloco wrote:
The first time I ever climbed a buddy of mine fell ropeless from 19ft. (yeah 19, we measured later) and he's never walked again. It doesn't take much...

I'm not sure I would have continued climbing if that happened my first time out.

I've been dropped about 15 feet in the gym. Right on my ass, my lower back hurt for a few weeks after.


granite_grrl


Oct 26, 2009, 6:54 AM
Post #17 of 56 (4574 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 25, 2002
Posts: 14798

Re: [coolcat83] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Not the deck, but a ledge (which is arguably worse).

~30ft - femur, pelvis, skull and two collapsed lungs.


Mind


Oct 26, 2009, 7:15 AM
Post #18 of 56 (4557 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 3, 2009
Posts: 16

the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (1 rating)  
Can't Post

If I remember correctly Lyn Hill fell from just above the GT ledge at the Gunks, on a free solo of High E. She fell over 100’ , I think she had some bruised or broken ribs from the branches of the tree that broke her fall.
Pretty sure I read it in her book “My Life in the Vertical World” along with a plane crash , a black book , and bails of pot…


Partner angry


Oct 26, 2009, 7:54 AM
Post #19 of 56 (4532 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 21, 2003
Posts: 8405

Re: [Mind] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (1 rating)  
Can't Post

Mind wrote:
If I remember correctly Lyn Hill fell from just above the GT ledge at the Gunks, on a free solo of High E. She fell over 100’ , I think she had some bruised or broken ribs from the branches of the tree that broke her fall.
Pretty sure I read it in her book “My Life in the Vertical World” along with a plane crash , a black book , and bails of pot…

Your misinformation is similar to those who think Dan Osman died free-soloing, or El Cap is good training for Everest. Go read that book again.


Partner climbinginchico


Oct 26, 2009, 8:02 AM
Post #20 of 56 (4527 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 23, 2004
Posts: 3031

Re: [angry] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (1 rating)  
Can't Post

Seriously. Wrong continent, even. And there was a rope involved. Do they not teach reading comprehension in schools anymore?


Mind


Oct 26, 2009, 8:31 AM
Post #21 of 56 (4495 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 3, 2009
Posts: 16

Re: [angry] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (1 rating)  
Can't Post

  Sorry angry; I said if I remember correctly. That is no guarantee, especially with all the years of abuse….
It was on Buffet Froid the Styx Wall , 72 feet . starts on page 6 of Hills book. She was roped up but not tied in correctly. She went down the entire 72’ and got a banged up. You should read it…


ClimbinBob


Oct 26, 2009, 8:33 AM
Post #22 of 56 (4492 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 63

Re: [meahtots] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

CoolAll these stupid questions and even stupider replies. Decking from 40'? You're lucky to be alive!! Learn to set good pro, know when to back off, and climb with an ultra-attentive belayer. That's how you get to be an old climber. Falls are inevitable, but hitting the ground these days with all of the new technology in climbing gear and ropes is just careless or lack of sound judgment. There are always ways to make it safe. Ok, off my soapbox and back to the rocks!! BE SAFE!!!!!!!!!!


Partner angry


Oct 26, 2009, 8:45 AM
Post #23 of 56 (4473 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 21, 2003
Posts: 8405

Re: [Mind] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Mind wrote:
Sorry angry; I said if I remember correctly. That is no guarantee, especially with all the years of abuse….
It was on Buffet Froid the Styx Wall , 72 feet . starts on page 6 of Hills book. She was roped up but not tied in correctly. She went down the entire 72’ and got a banged up. You should read it…


Now was that really so hard?


jeepnphreak


Oct 26, 2009, 10:25 AM
Post #24 of 56 (4408 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 28, 2008
Posts: 1259

Re: [meahtots] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Like 6 feet, before I evan got a piece placed. I small flake I was standing on broke off. I decked, twisted an ankle and had to shake that off before trying it again.


Partner xtrmecat


Oct 26, 2009, 10:40 AM
Post #25 of 56 (4395 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 1, 2004
Posts: 548

Re: [jeepnphreak] the deck [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

  I have greased off a licheny/wet sloped chimney OW from 8 foot. I have also touched down on a ledge at around 20 foot with the stretch coming out of the rope, slowing me significantly.(1/2 speed)

Any other situation, I know better and when the pro is not optimum to perfect, I consider it DO NOT FALLL terrain, and do not fall. Pretty simple concept really, also mistaken for common sense/ self preservation.

Bob

edit to add last two words


(This post was edited by xtrmecat on Oct 26, 2009, 10:41 AM)

First page Previous page 1 2 3 Next page Last page  View All

Forums : Climbing Disciplines : Trad Climbing

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook