Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
luwayo

Non-climbing Injuries are soooo Dumb!

Recommended Posts

i forgot how to pedal my mtn. bike, and did the most slow-motion-keel-over on to my knee.

 

it took further pedaling/pushing, au chevalling, bushwacking, a mile of EG, descent, and 2xtra strgth. Tylenol before i acknowledged what an idiot i am.

 

i am a gimp this week cry.gif

non-climbing accidents seem so........(je ne sais pas).

 

can you relate?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I fell down the stairs carrying a monitor, but thanks to my frequent bouldering, survived with only bruises.

 

but, the monitor is bust now so i got a flatscreen! cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You meant to say "Je ne sais quoi".

 

A buddy of mine was playing golf once and fell off the edge of the putting green breaking his wrist.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You meant to say "Je ne sais quoi".

 

hahaha.gifrolleyes.gif

 

Je ne sais pas = I don't know

Je ne sais quoi = I don't know what

 

Are you SURE what she meant to say cbs, or are you talking out your ass again?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You meant to say "Je ne sais quoi".

 

hahaha.gifrolleyes.gif

 

Je ne sais pas = I don't know

Je ne sais quoi = I don't know what

 

Are you SURE what she meant to say cbs, or are you talking out your ass again?

 

bien sur, il ne sait pas grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This fits the category of dumb non-climbing accidents: a friend of mine and I were walking out of a bar in Mukilteo. There was a slight slope from the doorway to the sidewalk. She didn't notice, fell, and broke her arm. cantfocus.gif

 

I had to drive her to the ER at, like, 1:00 in the morning. And miss last call. cry.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

pardon my $%&8#)^ french tongue.gif

 

it's the best one can do, after busting a knee - short circuits the language centre.

 

those stair & golfing gaffes elicited some chuckles.

 

please, continue to help me laugh at your expense. grin.gif

 

...while i rack my brain for any more previous injury causing episodes of non-climbing buffoonery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this a climbing or non-climbing injury?

 

A certain person I live with was excited to get a little boulder session in one evening, jumped up to hang and pull up on the 7.5 foot high door trim, started to pull up, peeled, broke three ribs on the hardwood floor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bet that made quite a thud man.

 

Is this a climbing or non-climbing injury?

 

A certain person I live with was excited to get a little boulder session in one evening, jumped up to hang and pull up on the 7.5 foot high door trim, started to pull up, peeled, broke three ribs on the hardwood floor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any type of injury is dumb. By far though I have been injured more often mountain biking and downhilling. To many to count contusions that were severe enough that I could not sit or apply pressure (by severe I mean bigger than 12X12 inches in area), blown out knee, fractured vertabrea, should had stitches for a gouged out cut that oozed for months (gotta love not having insurance), and couple of time whacking the nuts real hard not landing right. Luckily I have never gotten my nuts slammed between the seat and rear tire while landing off a big jump, friends of mine have, poor bastards.

 

The only other injuries that I have had not climbing are tore both hamstrings in terrain park and strain back lift a 50lb bag of onions while turning.

 

Injuries just suck. I have definitely been much safer these days since my soul is no longer uncaged, and I really don't want to find out really how bad the health care is here. Plus I think I am getting older.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm, dumb accidents.

I rode up to a friend, stopped, got off my bike, forgot to put the kickstand down. I still had my left hand on the handlebar when I realized the bike was falling over---away from me. Reflexively, I leaned forward and jerked the bike back up toward me. That bike was 156 lbs dry weight; I don't know how much it weighed with its fluids, but the fucker was heavy.

 

I do know that my back and legs hurt for a couple of weeks after that stupid move.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

kenford, jeez! you've had your share of being busted up good. but since i don't go to confession any more, i just needed to share, in an appropriate whiny tone, my personal dumbness, eneptness, etc. damn, i'm still trying to think of a perfect word or expression (other than dumb) to describe how unheroic & inconvenient it is to put myself outta the game when this happens.

 

arch, get this - did almost the same thing, couple days ago. 'cept, somebody caught the rear of my bike before i keeled. blush.gif

 

but i couldn't outrun the karma, and my rig slid out on dusty gravel, after a superb 45km ride, 2 minutes from the van! doh! just some minor bruising & logging road rash.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
and couple of time whacking the nuts real hard not landing right.

 

Well, apparently they still work. Suprisingly hahaha.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today I was at Little Si toproping some routes for a buddy new to climbing, but I wasn't on the rock when the injury occurred. The strap in my harness leg loop got wedged in the buckle funny and i was pushing firmly with my thumb to loosen it when I heard a riiiiip and and a meaty pop. Turns out this innocent little act tore a bunch of ligaments in my thumb and now I am sooooo pissed cuz I can't climb for a minimum of 6-8 weeks. Can't play golf either, for that matter. frown.gifmadgo_ron.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
and couple of time whacking the nuts real hard not landing right.

 

Well, apparently they still work. Suprisingly hahaha.gif

 

 

Yep still work in fact almost to well, I hoping the trying would last lot longer than one month. yellaf.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just because you were successful doesn't mean you have to stop. keep trying!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You guys need to get out and enjoy life. I haven't gone for a ride in the meat wagon for a few years. last time was when I broke my leg. Swear to god I fell right off this telephone pole while I was trying to hook up Matt emert's cable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×