Forums: Climbing Information: Accident and Incident Analysis:
arm/hand caught on biner during fall
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Accident and Incident Analysis

Premier Sponsor:

 


csproul


Sep 27, 2010, 8:58 AM
Post #1 of 5 (2977 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 4, 2004
Posts: 1767

arm/hand caught on biner during fall
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

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


notapplicable


Sep 27, 2010, 6:05 PM
Post #2 of 5 (2825 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 17766

Re: [csproul] arm/hand caught on biner during fall [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

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


Gmburns2000


Sep 27, 2010, 7:28 PM
Post #3 of 5 (2778 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 6, 2007
Posts: 15128

Re: [csproul] arm/hand caught on biner during fall [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

YIKES! Wow.

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


ClimbSoHigh


Oct 15, 2010, 6:48 AM
Post #4 of 5 (2469 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Feb 28, 2008
Posts: 208

Re: [csproul] arm/hand caught on biner during fall [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (1 rating)  
Can't Post

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


Kartessa


Oct 15, 2010, 7:33 AM
Post #5 of 5 (2430 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Nov 17, 2008
Posts: 7356

Re: [csproul] arm/hand caught on biner during fall [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

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

Speedy recovery to the climber!


Forums : Climbing Information : Accident and Incident Analysis

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?
$14.36 (10% off)
$10.85 (10% off)
$53.96 (10% off)



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook