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vishnuepie


Dec 23, 2001, 8:29 PM
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Hey all,
one of the worst parts of climbing has to be being injured, and havin to take a break from the rock. So i was just wonderin how many of you other climbers out there cant climb right now cause of an injury or are climbing on an injury.


paintinhaler


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I step in poo


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I hurt the tendon in my ring finger on my right hand. After two months off climbing, it healed. I did the same thing, to the same finger, on the OTHER hand, just not as bad. So i taped it. A few days after hurting it, i climbed a 22 in the gym. My hardest grade ever.


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Depends on the severity of the injury versus the overwhelming desire to get out on the rock.
I was back to climbing within a month of having surgery on both of my knees back in March. (Note to self: follow the Drs orders...you Dumb Ass!)
Do not try this at home!


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I can climb. But, after Thanksgiving...I sprained my right ankle.... I'm just taking it slowly...paying attention to my falls, and slow static moves.

It still buggin' me. I climb. I do everything I usually do except, Snowboarding...
painful!

I have given up at least 5 invites...to go Boarding.
That just sucks so big time.

but, I won't risk injuring it, to not be able to climb.
Not even a thought.

T


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I almost broke my toe once because I got my foot stuck in a crack and didn't want to let go.


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climbing on a bad right ankle right now because of a foot cammed in a crack with a bad belay when I fell. Coulda killed the guy. Needless to say.. He does not belay me anymore.

-Bryan


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Over the summer,looking for new routes, I fell into a leaf covered hole at the base of a climb and sprained my ankle.


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Climbing with an injury; Wellll, what I do depends on where I AM when it happens. If I'm on a long alpine route or bigwall and I sprain an ankle or crack a rib or cut the hell outta myself, I'd prolly just finish the climb.
If I was hanging out in a gym, and I trashed a ring tendon, I'd take some time off.
In general, if given a choice, I take time off. It's the only realistic way you can expect to still be climbing when you're 60.


assault_climber


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About a year ago, I was with my a brother and a bunch of our climbing buddies out in the middle of nowhere. My bro took a tumble and ripped some tendons in his ankle. the next day we had to hike back home( about 10 miles) and my brother, being the hard ass (or dumbass) that he is insisted that he was fine. so he carried out two of our heaviest ropes on a busted ass ankle. And in the dumbass spirit that he enjoys displaying, he didn't go to the doctor to get his ankle checked out. Last week he told me that the college he was going to go play football for rejected him because his ankle hadn't healed properly and would make him an injury liability out on the field. just an example of how letting your pride get in the way can come back and bite you in the ass.

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rocmonkey


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My climbing partner is a geologist and last week while working in a pit the side collapsed in on him.
He was under two meters of sand for about 3 minutes. They got him out eventually with a few broken ribs, torn shoulder muscles and a blind eye.
His eye will recover when the blood in the eyeball fluid clears up though.

So I cant climb because of injury...

I boulder though...he is aching to climb though, excuse the pun.

breathe stone
R C


gekolimit


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I cut my stupid lip on a sharp fern, half way up a climb....geeze God, why do you make the small cuts sting more than the big ones?
(embarresed)


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I'm out of action right now with some kind of injury. Actually, here's the deal, hopefully someone can help me out.

When climbing about a month and a half ago, I was gripping a hold open-handed. Then something shifted pretty violently inside my forearm about 3 or 4 inches below my wrist. At the time, it hurt too much to figure out which finger really was injured. I know now it's my ring finger, but it only hurts when it's at full extension and weighted. Example - crimps it doesn't hurt, but open handed slopers, I feel like I'm going to pass out.

Went to see a doc about it 2 days ago for the first time and got the big "I dunno, go see a specialist" shrug. I will eventually, but I'm away at college right now, and can't make that happen.

I've got a month to heal completely up before a mad crazed bouldering rampage of California for spring break. What should I do? Thanks in advance.

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i'm supposed to be out right now with a bruised pateller tendon. slammed my knee cap into a rather LARGE and immobile rock on an approach to the bottom of a beautiful canyon in southeast missouri. doesn't really hurt too much, just tender at times. so i climb anyway, but lite and not as much.

i have a friend who's on crutches right now because she fell off the refrigerator. yes i said she fell off the refrigerator. she was doing a lie back against it and the door frame, made it up on top, and missed her footing on the counter coming down. now i'm have a bummer of a time trying to keep her off the rock or the furniture until she's at least off crutches.

the moral of this story, appliances are not for bouldering.
josh


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I fell out of my chair at school while doing a layback on my desk. Fun stuff.


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the person who was supposed to be spotting me wasn't paying attention (i was on a boulder), and when i went for a dyno and missed (ha ha ha shut up:) and fell, i landed on his foot, rolled my ankle and sprained it. doesn't that suck? i shouldn't be climbing but i do anyway, mostly in the gym, it's a little more controlled. but it's almost spring and there's no way i'm staying off the rocks!


jt512


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Never climb while injured. Never. Never. Never.
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-Jay


rck_climber


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That was CLASSIC, JT!!:LOL:

I did the same thing when my wrist was all casted up - still got my climbing fix, though - that's the important thing.

Mick


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That WAS classic. Hehehhe . . .

As for bonehead injuries, I've got some bum knees and I dislocated my left knee the first time by leaning over to TIE MY SHOE!! Heck yeah!


djpuckle


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My fingers don't bend right anymore. and there is a soreness in them that won't disapate. Oh well, I try to play my guitar everyday to help loosen them up.

-Sean


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