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jp_sucks


Jul 14, 2013, 12:51 PM
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Video of Rescue - accident this morning in canmore, alberta
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A climber fell somewhere near Grassi Lakes in Canmore, AB this morning just before 9am. Sounds like they fell about 40ft and hit the ground. Not sure exactly where the accident took place yet but must have been somewhere remote since it took rescue crews 5+ hours to reach him and pull him out. Anybody know where they were climbing exactly?

Just got an update that said the climber has now been flown to foothills hospital in calgary in "serious but stable condition".

See the video in my post below.


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Prayers for a good outcome. There have been far too many accident reports this year it seems.


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Thoughts and prayers to the climber and loved ones.


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The climbers were on the NE face of Chinamen's peak (Ha Ling peak). A very popular 12 pitch 5.7 route above Canmore.

Turns out the climber took a 15 meter lead fall and was rescued by the Public Safety park wardens by longline.

You can see the video footage here: http://globalnews.ca/news/716780/edmonton-climber-seriously-injured-after-fall-near-canmore/

The climb they were on: http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/Canada/Alberta/Canmore/Ha_Ling_Peak/Ha_Ling_Peak/Northeast_Face_32276.html


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Jul 15, 2013, 12:00 PM
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you DONT fall on this route ...

many of the pitches has 2-3 pieces of often cr@p gear in cr@p rock ...

not to mention theres loose rock all over the place

it may be only a 5.6 according to guidebook ... but you better be a solid don't fall experienced solid multi trad leader for this climb ... afternoon storms are not uncommon on ha ling

there have been deaths on it

update from gripped magazine fbook page

UPDATE: Lead climber fell 20m on pitch 5. Badly injured. 7 people on the route, most inexperienced. Heli-rescued. In stable condition in Calgary.



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You could maybe fall on the 10th and 11th pitches (classic Corner) they have decent pro.

Gripped said it was 5th pitch which if I remember right is a difficult route finding pitch, its 5.6-7 if you can find the route. if not it could treacherous. Gear is sparse and crappy, rock is fragile, most of hte gear on that pitch is old pitons, i think i remember 1 or 2 shiny bolts.

not a pitch to fall on.


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