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potreroed


Dec 8, 2011, 7:10 PM
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Serious Rappelling Accident in the Potrero Chico
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Serious rappelling accident last week in the Potrero...

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Dec 9, 2011, 2:59 AM
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Fuck, man, that sucks. I hope Frank makes as speedy a recovery as possible.


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Dec 9, 2011, 5:58 AM
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Moved from General to A&I by WW.

Here's to a speedy and full recovery to Frank!


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Dec 9, 2011, 8:06 AM
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Speedy recovery to Frank.


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was the line fixed?

im surprised there was no knot at the end of it ... or it wasnt tied off to the next set of anchors below ...


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He was on a 70 meter dynamic rope set up as a top-rope so we could rehearse the moves before placing the bolts.

The rope extended way past the anchor at the top of the first pitch so we weren't planning to go anywhere near the end of the rope. You're right, we should have put knots in the ends anyway.


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potreroed wrote:
He was on a 70 meter dynamic rope set up as a top-rope so we could rehearse the moves before placing the bolts.

The rope extended way past the anchor at the top of the first pitch so we weren't planning to go anywhere near the end of the rope. You're right, we should have put knots in the ends [anyway] especially.

Very sorry to hear about this. Best wishes to Frank on recovering. Thanks for posting on the how accident occurred.

Rob.calm


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Dec 12, 2011, 10:48 AM
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Frank's a great guy and always supportive of folks. I hope he gets well soon. I'm really glad so many folks were there to respond with you, Ed.


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Lets hope Frank makes a speedy recovery.


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