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While in the midst of enoying a beautiful weekend down at Smith with friends, I took a whipper with unfortunate consequences.

 

When clipping, I rarely bite the rope (as some do) because a deep and morbid fear of falling and having the teeth ripped from my head.

 

Oddly enough, this weekend I bit the rope, I fell, and the teeth were ripped from my head.

 

Just got back from the dentist- looking at a couple sessions of oral surgery in the near future.

 

The real bummer (aside from the humiliation of falling on an easy route, the lameness of ending a beautiful day early, etc.) is that this is not covered by my dental plan. The money I'd been saving to go to Europe will now be invested in a set of false chompers.

 

Sucks to be me today. yellaf.gifyelrotflmao.gif

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Damn! hellno3d.gif

 

OUCH! I'm really sorry to hear about that Squidy. That SUCKS!

 

I walked around the Grasslands on Saturday night looking for you, did you rip out your chompers on Sat? Did you go to an ER or something in Bend?

 

I hope you get better soon

 

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p.s. Why wouldn't this be covered under your dental/health plan? Seems like the sort of thing a decent plan like the UW provides would cover this sort of thing.

 

On the bright side: You could be a convincing hockey player for halloween next year.

 

 

 

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Silly me- I chose the cheap dental plan. 50% coverage for extracting the remains of the teeth, 50% coverage for the falsies.

 

No more cheeburga_ron.gif

 

No more HCL.gif

On the other bright side: I now get to claim that my liquid diet has a valid medical reason. bigdrink.gifthumbs_up.gif

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Damn! That's one of those things I've always worried about too, though I'd never heard of it happening before.

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Took the lead test at the gym and because I hate people watching and critiquing I wasn’t climbing my normal way. I kept biting the rope. When I got done I knew I would get a big lecture. And I knew it.

Anyhow I often shrug stuff of like this. Thanks to your post.. I think I’ll listen a bit more on this one.

Good luck with the new teeth and I hope you feel better soon.

 

Peace

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Maybe you were a Lab in another life. I know mine would rather hold onto his rope toy with his teeth than just about anything.

 

Do you have a crazy urge to chase tennis balls? cheeburga_ron.gif

 

Don't mean to poke fun.

 

I always say the most important things in life are your family and your health, and the two worst health problems are toothaches and back aches. Listen up youngsters! Take care of your teeth and back!

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Don't mean to poke fun.

 

Poke fun- that's why I'm posting.

 

I figure if I stand up and take my spray like a man, it'll serve as a reminder to some poor sucker in the future.

 

I believe my role in this life is to serve as a warning to others. wave.gif

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Well, there is a bright side. You can now safely bite the rope without fear of having your teeth ripped out. That must really hurt. Sorry to hear about the insurance and your cancelled Europe plans.

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why didnt you let go of the rope with your mouth while yelling "....falling!" confused.gif

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Ouch.

 

So how's the rope? Any sheath damage?

 

Well that should serve as a lesson to all, lips and tongue only, no biting down on the rope.

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ugh... Sorry squid... Well, if yer looking for grade A chompers from someone at the UW, talk to Dr. Mark Egbert. He's really really good.

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It isn't April 1st yet, no?

 

my god that's the most horrifying thing I've heard all day.

Can you please explain how the rope remained in your mouth throughout the fall process? Did you bite down on it in a moment of panic? Instead of dentures, perhaps the dentist could fit a grigri in your mouth?

 

oh god, details please!

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Don't mean to poke fun.

 

Poke fun- that'th why I'm pothing.

 

I figure if I thand up and take my thpray like a man, it'll therve ath a reminder to thome poor thucker in the future.

 

I believe my role in thith life ith to therve ath a warning to otherth. wave.gif

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my god that's the most horrifying thing I've heard all day.

Can you please explain how the rope remained in your mouth throughout the fall process? Did you bite down on it in a moment of panic? Instead of dentures, perhaps the dentist could fit a grigri in your mouth?

 

oh god, details please!

 

That's the funniest thing. I generally don't bite the rope (see irrational fear, above) AND people far away claim they heard my high-pitched shriek of fear as I plummeted. Others claim they heard me yell 'take' (not likely- this wasn't a sport route).

 

I have no idea what happened. One minute I was shitting bricks trying to jam the wrong cam into the crack, the next I was hanging in the harness, spitting blood.

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Damn Dude! I am sorry to hear about your misfourtune, on the bright side, your story makes my day seem not so bad wink.gif

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yelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gif Sorry I get a laugh out of peoples inuries when they are brain fart style...

 

Well at least you'll have a good story to tell the wee lads as to why you have fake front teeth....

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Hey, you lost a tooth? That's Great! How many? Who made the rope?

 

What's that? Did I hear someone say "product liability"?

 

Now, the courts tell me that I can't promise you a big settlement, but between you and me, I promise you a (((big))) settlement!

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