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Williamson Rock, CA Accident??  (North_America: United_States: California: Los_Angeles_County: Williamson_Rock)
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Does anyone know what happened at Williamson Rock today (Sat)? I was at the top of Being There and heard from the direction of Waterfall Wall, rockfall, then screaming, wailing, and people yelling for a doctor. It was awful to hear. Hope whatever happened ended okay. Terry


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Does anyone know what happened at Williamson Rock today (Sat)? I was at the top of Being There and heard from the direction of Waterfall Wall, rockfall, then screaming, wailing, and people yelling for a doctor. It was awful to hear. Hope whatever happened ended okay. Terry

A girl got hit by a falling rock. She got a nasty cut, which required stitches, but was not otherwise hurt. I heard from her dad yesterday that she's doing fine.

-Jay


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Does anyone know what happened at Williamson Rock today (Sat)? I was at the top of Being There and heard from the direction of Waterfall Wall, rockfall, then screaming, wailing, and people yelling for a doctor. It was awful to hear. Hope whatever happened ended okay. Terry

A girl got hit by a falling rock. She got a nasty cut, which required stitches, but was not otherwise hurt. I heard from her dad yesterday that she's doing fine.

-Jay
ouch! i'm glad to hear she's alright. where and how did it happen?


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Does anyone know what happened at Williamson Rock today (Sat)? I was at the top of Being There and heard from the direction of Waterfall Wall, rockfall, then screaming, wailing, and people yelling for a doctor. It was awful to hear. Hope whatever happened ended okay. Terry

A girl got hit by a falling rock. She got a nasty cut, which required stitches, but was not otherwise hurt. I heard from her dad yesterday that she's doing fine.

-Jay
ouch! i'm glad to hear she's alright. where and how did it happen?

A climber accidentally knocked a loose hold off a climb, a routine occurance. Holds, sometimes big ones, break off. We need to remember that rockfall is an ever-present hazard.

-Jay


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Does anyone know what happened at Williamson Rock today (Sat)? I was at the top of Being There and heard from the direction of Waterfall Wall, rockfall, then screaming, wailing, and people yelling for a doctor. It was awful to hear. Hope whatever happened ended okay. Terry

A girl got hit by a falling rock. She got a nasty cut, which required stitches, but was not otherwise hurt. I heard from her dad yesterday that she's doing fine.

-Jay
ouch! i'm glad to hear she's alright. where and how did it happen?

A climber accidentally knocked a loose hold off a climb, a routine occurance. Holds, sometimes big ones, break off. We need to remember that rockfall is an ever-present hazard.

-Jay

Helmet?


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Williamson = Sport Climbing

Sport Climbers don't generally wear helmets. :wink:


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After I decked on a ledge with my head barely missing the ledge and going over I baught a helmet. Just because its sport doesn't mean that you can't get a head injury. I'd rather wear one than not.


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glad the girl is ok.. on the rockfall note watch out under Main Cliff at Rumney.. we heard a bunch coming down and people yellin Rock sunday. just got opened after the falcon closures so the winter shake up is working itself out


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further proving my theory that williamson is pure choss.. seems every time i go there (which is infrequently these days) something breaks.


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further proving my theory that williamson is pure choss.. seems every time i go there (which is infrequently these days) something breaks.

You see all the epoxy on the big-ass hold on Labyrinth ??? Must be about 2 quarts worth ???


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Damn, that sucks :(

As far as helmets go, I've never seen a single person wearing one when they are not climbing...


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You see all the epoxy on the big-ass hold on Labyrinth ??? Must be about 2 quarts worth ???
and this is why i've been climbing at charleston.. drilled pockets can't break off and kill people. 8^)


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further proving my theory that williamson is pure choss.. seems every time i go there (which is infrequently these days) something breaks.

You see all the epoxy on the big-ass hold on Labyrinth ??? Must be about 2 quarts worth ???

Easy boys, we all know Williamson is a choss pile. And rrrradam, not the place for that discussion! Show a little respect and compassion for the beautiful young girl that was injured and her parents, who by the way are likely friends of yours.


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By girl do you mean child?


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By girl do you mean child?


Yes


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further proving my theory that williamson is pure choss.. seems every time i go there (which is infrequently these days) something breaks.

You see all the epoxy on the big-ass hold on Labyrinth ??? Must be about 2 quarts worth ???

Easy boys, we all know Williamson is a choss pile. And rrrradam, not the place for that discussion! Show a little respect and compassion for the beautiful young girl that was injured and her parents, who by the way are likely friends of yours.


My bad... You're absolutly right.


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Helmet?
How about,

Not sitting directly underneath a climb? (teaching your child to not sit directly underneath a climb?)
Yelling rock? Knowing what it means?
Head injury?

...Really?


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further proving my theory that williamson is pure choss.. seems every time i go there (which is infrequently these days) something breaks.

Something breaks every day there.

-Jay


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My bad... You're absolutely right.
I vote we tattoo this on your forehead


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Something breaks every day there.
I figured.


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Williamson = Sport Climbing

Sport Climbers don't generally wear helmets. :wink:

I was there on Saturday. I think of the roughly 40-50 people I saw climbing, probably about 5 of them had helmets.

I don't get it though. I was belaying with mine on after I almost took a dinner plate to the head at Malibu Creek last week. Yelling "rock" is nice, but you might have 1/4 of a second to identify the problem, gauge where it's going to land, and move out of the way. Just in case my spider sense doesn't save me, I find it comforting to have something hard wrapped around my brain.

We've pretty much all agreed that you wear a helmet when you go biking. How is it that we're too cool to wear one sitting for 8 hours in a falling rock zone?


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you could just avoid climbing in a falling rock zone.


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you could just avoid climbing in a falling rock zone.

In Southern California?

-Jay


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There are certain sport areas where it may make more sense for the belayer to be wearing a helmet than the climber.
When we climb at the Minimum wall in Maple (cobbles frequently get pulled off), I often wear helmet belaying, and when we took our dogs, we'd always tie them well away from the wall.
Just because it's sport and fairly safe for the leader, doesn't make it safe for people below. Witness a similar accident posted below in Idaho that had a much less happy outcome.

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