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bearbreeder


Dec 15, 2011, 4:04 PM
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Stranded Rock Climber Rescued From Flatirons
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sounds like a sketchfest ... free soloing in icy conditions with no backup plan ... just need a cell phone to call SAR i guess Tongue

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/...29974459/detail.html

Xavier Rojas was free-soloing -- climbing with no rope or equipment -- on the Standard East Face route on the First Flatiron when he became stuck about 4 p.m., Boulder County sheriff's Deputy John Seifert said in a news release Sunday.
Rojas was about 500 feet up the face when the temperature started falling and the rock iced up, Seifer said. In trying to avoid the ice, Rojas went off the route until he reached a spot where he could not continue.

Rojas was wearing only a sweatshirt and climbing pants, but did have a headlamp and used his cellphone to call 911 and communicate with rescuers.



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Well, soloing is what it is. Soloing. Best to take things like weather, conditions as a whole, and your "skills" for the route before you leave the ground.


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bearbreeder wrote:
Xavier Rojas was free-soloing -- climbing with no rope or equipment -- on the Standard East Face route on the First Flatiron when he became stuck about 4 p.m., Boulder County sheriff's Deputy John Seifert said in a news release Sunday.
MP.com doesn't list such a route on the First Flatiron:
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/first-flatiron/105744678

Wonder if they meant that route on the Third Flatiron:
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/third-flatiron/105744681

Well, if he ever wondered whether he'd "say uncle" while free soloing - he need not any longer.

Bill L


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billl7 wrote:
bearbreeder wrote:
Xavier Rojas was free-soloing -- climbing with no rope or equipment -- on the Standard East Face route on the First Flatiron when he became stuck about 4 p.m., Boulder County sheriff's Deputy John Seifert said in a news release Sunday.
MP.com doesn't list such a route on the First Flatiron:
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/first-flatiron/105744678

Wonder if they meant that route on the Third Flatiron:
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/third-flatiron/105744681

Well, if he ever wondered whether he'd "say uncle" while free soloing - he need not any longer.

Bill L

Mp may have nothing... But summit post lists the direct east face-off the first flatiron.
http://www.summitpost.org/...east-face-5-6/167600


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