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rock climbing fall at Acadia National Park 4/29/13
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The man was lead climbing with one other climber when he fell around 3 p.m., according to the ranger. He had set two climbing anchors along the climbing route when he lost his footing, he said. The top-most anchor broke free with the force of the fall and there was too much rope out for the lower anchor to catch him, Rechholtz said.

“He fell to the ground,” he said.

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when he fell between 20 and 25 feet at the South Wall climbing site

What is the "South Wall"? Has anyone heard of it?

GO


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I think I get it - the reporter was a little confused. Sounds like the climber fell from "Old Town" - the route on Precipice cliffs.

Here's WW on the start.



I do recall the rock is a bit slick there, but the gear was excellent (though small).

Too bad about the accident. Hope the climber recovers quickly and fully.

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cracklover wrote:
So can't wait to be there for a week in June! Cool
(btw, will be looking for partners, if any one is interested)

(back on topic)....definitely doesn't look like a pleasant landing zone.
Here's to wishing the injured a quick recovery!


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when he fell between 20 and 25 feet at the South Wall climbing site

What is the "South Wall"? Has anyone heard of it?

GO

I thought they might have meant 'South Bubble' as in Bubble Rock.

I was rapping above Old Town last year and saw someone hit the deck. No gear. Elvis Legs. Panic. He flipped upside down, and I was sure I had just witnessed him break his neck. Luckily, my view was messed up from being above and he somehow walked away. Well, limped away, really.

I would be curious where this accident happened. I hope the person has a full recovery. I hate reading about stuff like this.


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cracklover wrote:
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when he fell between 20 and 25 feet at the South Wall climbing site

What is the "South Wall"? Has anyone heard of it?

GO

It's called the South Wall because it's south facing. It is also commonly called The Precipice, but The Precipice is actually the hiking trail that weaves up and over the South Wall of Mount Champlain.


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Also to add that I hope the climber recovers quickly and well.


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