cinamon slab accident 11/30
agingclimber replied to gapertimmy's topic in Climber's BoardLet's not poopoo the beginners, I've seen the exact same thing happen to experienced climbers. A couple months ago a guy who had just led New Testament in perfect style was lowered off the end of the rope by a belayer who knew his rope reached the ground from the BBQ the Pope anchors, when the climber had in fact gone to the higher anchors of New Testament proper. He also fell onto his back onto the 6x6's from about 15 feet up, and miraculously he also was okay. He even climbed again later that day, with the same belayer! Moral: Whether you climb 5.4 or 5.14, whether you've climbed for 30 days or 30 years, for chrissake tie the free end of the rope to the belayer, or to a rope bag!