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csproul


Sep 27, 2010, 8:58 AM
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arm/hand caught on biner during fall
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Here is a link, as posted on MP, detailing an accident that occurred here in NC. It appears that this is another incident of someone getting a hand/arm caught up in a carabiner during a fall.

http://mountainproject.com/...n__9252010/106902526


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The two recent accidents of this sort are kind of unnerving. Standard wisdom has always been not to grab for the draw in a fall lest you end up fish-hooked but it never occurred to me that the biner might reach out and grab you.

I usually stay pretty loose during a fall and don't tuck my arms or anything but that might have to change...Unimpressed


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YIKES! Wow.

Best wishes to the injured climber. Thankfully there were supposedly trained folks nearby to assist.


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This is a good reason to stop falling! If you don't fall less can go wrong.


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ICK! Every time I just see the title of this thread it gives me the heeby jeebies.

Speedy recovery to the climber!


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