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Sep 13, 2011, 8:34 AM
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Climber Dies Soloing Yam
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RIP ... holds breaking are one thing you cant really control .. that and rockfall

Canmore local Akihira Tawara died after falling while soloing Directissima 5.8 on Yamnuska. While itís not clear why Tawara fell, most climbers believe it was due to holds breaking on the climb. Originally from Japan, Tawara was a confidant 5.13 climber and had spent much of his time living and climbing in the Canmore area. More details as they become available.

http://gripped.com/...er-dies-soloing-yam/


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That sucks, sometimes when I'm looking at a lot of exposure, I imagine what it would feel like to suddenly slip or have some little thing go wrong and I start falling hundreds of feet uncontrollably. Thinking about it makes my hands and legs feel all tingly. The last seconds must be very frightening.


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Most of the ascent notes on here mention something about loose and/or slick rock in the upper pitches so that would be the logical assumption. It's near impossible to tell exactly what went wrong in situations like this though.

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