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emilb


Apr 19, 2004, 7:41 AM
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There was an accident at the New River Gorge (Bridge area) on Saturday afternoon Apr 17. After leading a route the climber was being lowered off and his knot came undone. He decked and suffered a broken arm for sure -- don't know what other injuries he may have had. My partner and I helped out after the accident and then climbed the route right afterwards and recovered some booty. We did not get any contact info from anyone in the party involved in the accident -- if one of you sees this PM me with your coordinates and some info to identify ourselves and I will send you the gear.

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Emil


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notapplicable


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emilb wrote:
There was an accident at the New River Gorge (Bridge area) on Saturday afternoon Apr 17. After leading a route the climber was being lowered off and his knot came undone. He decked and suffered a broken arm for sure -- don't know what other injuries he may have had. My partner and I helped out after the accident and then climbed the route right afterwards and recovered some booty. We did not get any contact info from anyone in the party involved in the accident -- if one of you sees this PM me with your coordinates and some info to identify ourselves and I will send you the gear.

Regards
Emil

Hey! Thats me!!

What ever booty you guys scored was just karmic payback for splinting my arm and helping carry gear on the walk back to the car. I know the anchor was left and I fell while cleaning the second to last piece so maybe a master cam low on the route, although I think my partner snagged that. Either way, I hope you were able too put what ever you scored to good use.

And although you're not likely to ever read this...THANKS AGAIN!


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notapplicable wrote:
emilb wrote:
There was an accident at the New River Gorge (Bridge area) on Saturday afternoon Apr 17. After leading a route the climber was being lowered off and his knot came undone. He decked and suffered a broken arm for sure -- don't know what other injuries he may have had. My partner and I helped out after the accident and then climbed the route right afterwards and recovered some booty. We did not get any contact info from anyone in the party involved in the accident -- if one of you sees this PM me with your coordinates and some info to identify ourselves and I will send you the gear.

Regards
Emil

Hey! Thats me!!

What ever booty you guys scored was just karmic payback for splinting my arm and helping carry gear on the walk back to the car. I know the anchor was left and I fell while cleaning the second to last piece so maybe a master cam low on the route, although I think my partner snagged that. Either way, I hope you were able too put what ever you scored to good use.

And although you're not likely to ever read this...THANKS AGAIN!

Did your knot really come untied?


notapplicable


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johnwesely wrote:
notapplicable wrote:
emilb wrote:
There was an accident at the New River Gorge (Bridge area) on Saturday afternoon Apr 17. After leading a route the climber was being lowered off and his knot came undone. He decked and suffered a broken arm for sure -- don't know what other injuries he may have had. My partner and I helped out after the accident and then climbed the route right afterwards and recovered some booty. We did not get any contact info from anyone in the party involved in the accident -- if one of you sees this PM me with your coordinates and some info to identify ourselves and I will send you the gear.

Regards
Emil

Hey! Thats me!!

What ever booty you guys scored was just karmic payback for splinting my arm and helping carry gear on the walk back to the car. I know the anchor was left and I fell while cleaning the second to last piece so maybe a master cam low on the route, although I think my partner snagged that. Either way, I hope you were able too put what ever you scored to good use.

And although you're not likely to ever read this...THANKS AGAIN!

Did your knot really come untied?

Well, yes and no...

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...post=1638835#1638835

Blush


johnwesely


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notapplicable wrote:
Well, yes and no...

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...post=1638835#1638835

Blush

I guess that explains your avatar.


notapplicable


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johnwesely wrote:
notapplicable wrote:
Well, yes and no...

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...post=1638835#1638835

Blush

I guess that explains your avatar.

Unfortunately


boymeetsrock


Apr 26, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Best thread revival of 2010? heh

Somehow I doubt there was a master cam though... A power cam perhaps?


And you brought the sig back too... cool!


notapplicable


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Ha! It would have been a power cam wouldn't it. Actually, it had to have been because my rack was pretty sparse at the time, consisting of nothing but 8 power cams, 1 set of BD stoppers and a few random hexes I had bought individually.

Looking back, it's honestly a wonder that all I did to myself was break an arm. I was plumb eat up with the nOOb, thats for sure.Sly


Partner angry


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So I'm getting that you tied back in with a double half hitch and loosely?

A doubled back overhand (aka water knot) though not ideal would not have just come out.


notapplicable


Apr 26, 2010, 9:31 PM
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By "double overhand" I just meant that I tied one overhand on top of the other. Cinched down differently it could have been a double half hitch I guess but it really wasn't intended to be one thing or the other, just a hastily tied knot. And yeah, it was definitely loose. It was only intended to hold the rope long enough for me to get to a more secure place and set some stuff down so I could retie.

Picture VthisV but with the ends brought back above and tied in the same fashion.


Don't really know what you'd call it but it didn't end up looking like VthisV




emilb


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Well this is a blast from the past. By the time you replied I was in a break from climbing and not logging in here so I never saw your response. I'm glad everything turned out OK and you're climbing again.

I would still send you the gear but I don't remember what it was anymore!


notapplicable


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A blast from the past indeed. I hadn't though about it really but that was pretty much a decade ago. I'm getting old...but that wrist is doing surprisingly well.

Thanks again for the help and no worries about the gear. Whatever I left, you were welcome to it.


sungam


Jan 1, 2014, 8:23 AM
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I missed this thread the first two times. NA your pic still krepes me out something awful. Fukkin' fork things.


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