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Comments by delphyne (1)

I was the belayer. First of all, the rope was NOT behind his leg. Having taken a whipper myself, where no one told me my leg was completely behind my rope (flipped, rope burn, the whole enchilada), I'm always on the eye out for even the barest hint of an ankle behind the rope and warn my climber accordingly. If you look closely, his right leg was the last limb to leave the wall. Secondly, please note that he was still a good 3-5 feet above the ledge when he came to rest. Had he not flipped, the most we'd have had to worry about was barking his shins on the undercut (and coming up short right at that undercut would not have been nice either).