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Climber injured in bluies after 30m fall 2/Jan/13
Grizzly
2/01/2013
5:30:27 PM
Just saw this posted on smh, does anyone have any further info or who it is?

Hope shes ok..

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/rock-climber-plunges-down-30metre-cliff-20130102-2c5am.html

jahmz
2/01/2013
5:44:35 PM
I found this link:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-02/nsw-climbers-rescue/4450550

30m at piddington! I cant imagine any way that could end well. Best wishes to those involved.
patto
2/01/2013
6:33:41 PM
Hmmmm..... The partner, presumably the belayer, also suffered a broken ankle..

Total anchor failure? Belayer downclimber/fell/jumped in effort to quickly reach severely injured climber? All total speculation, but its a curious situation.

Lets hope she is ok. Sympathies to friends and family. We all need to stay safe out there.
richo6
2/01/2013
6:39:57 PM
save your total speculation... idiot
WazACT
2/01/2013
7:06:48 PM
Read it this arvo and hope she pulls through but a 30m fall, not good....
DaveN
2/01/2013
7:14:13 PM
This is what is says on the Blue Mts Police Rescue facebook page -

"About 1.00pm today Ambulance and Police Rescue were responded to Mt Piddington, Mt Victoria, in relation to a climbing accident. Two people have been injured and both have been transported to Hospital by Ambulance helicopter. Police inquiries into the accident are ongoing. Hornes Point is currently closed while investigations continue."

Hope both the climbers pull through.

Dave
bobic
2/01/2013
7:44:43 PM
On 2/01/2013 richo6 wrote:
>save your total speculation... idiot

Why is he an idiot? I reckon the first thought in most climber's minds when they hear of these things is what went wrong.
Olbert
2/01/2013
7:57:12 PM
On 2/01/2013 bobic wrote:
>On 2/01/2013 richo6 wrote:
>>save your total speculation... idiot
>
>Why is he an idiot? I reckon the first thought in most climber's minds
>when they hear of these things is what went wrong.

Which is fine - what is wrong is doing it on a forum which journalists will trawl, misunderstand and misquote out of context.
simey
2/01/2013
8:10:49 PM
On 2/01/2013 richo6 wrote:
>save your total speculation... idiot

Get a life. Nothing unreasonable has been said.

Justcameron
2/01/2013
8:18:13 PM
Both articles mention the height of the cliff as 30m but neither state the distance of the fall.

E. Wells
2/01/2013
10:07:31 PM
A belay failure on a second pitch.
marky
2/01/2013
10:07:44 PM
Heard from one person involved and was stated that "we are ok". They have broken bones but nothing life threatening from what i heard. I don't know any details on exactly what happend.
Lets cut the BS on this thread hope for a speedy recovery for the party involved.
richo6
2/01/2013
10:39:39 PM
quote: Critical injuries for one, serious for the other. Both still alive as far as I know. Belay failure on ledge above Eternity after hold blew on second pitch of something. Both fell to the base. Very sobering.
rightarmbad
Online Now
3/01/2013
4:15:30 AM
FF2?
FatCanyoner
3/01/2013
8:37:12 AM
NSW Police put out the following statement in the early hours of this morning re the accident and rescue:

"Two rock climbers seriously injured after cliff fall - near Mt Victoria
Thursday, 03 January 2013 02:22:43 AM

Two rock climbers had to be rescued after suffering numerous broken bones during a fall near Mt Victoria in the Blue Mountains yesterday.
About 1pm, Wednesday 2 January 2013, a 31-year-old woman and 32-year-old man were scaling a 35 metre cliff at Hornes Point on Mt Piddington when the man slipped off the cliff.
He fell 18 metres to the base of the cliff and sustained a compound fracture to his ankle and a fractured leg.
During the incident the woman was pulled from her position and fell 12 metres to the ground where she sustained numerous fractures; head and internal injuries.
A number of other climbers came to their aid before emergency services were contacted.
Officers from the Police Rescue Squad and the Ambulance Rescue Helicopter attended the scene with doctors and paramedics being winched in to treat the injured pair.
They were airlifted to Westmead Hospital where the woman is believed to be in a critical condition while the man is in a stable condition and undergoing surgery.
A crime scene was established at the cliff and examined by specialist forensic officers.
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident are continuing with police waiting to speak to the injured climbers."

The crime scene stuff seems really odd, although I think that might be standard practice where there is the chance someone might die, just in case there is an inquest.
kieranl
3/01/2013
8:51:13 AM
That's bad news. I was hoping that the news services were over-dramatising the seriousness of the situation.
Can only hope that her condition improves quickly.
mikllaw
3/01/2013
9:04:22 AM
Anyway recognise where this is?

from the SMH article

It looks like near the base of Think Kink below Horne Point, but I can't see any steps

miguel75
3/01/2013
10:54:10 AM
Glad they're both relatively ok and my hopes are for a swift recovery for them and anyone involved in their rescue.

nmonteith
3/01/2013
11:43:40 AM
Is there any reason why the names of these two are being kept private? I've been fielding several phone calls and emails all day from worried climbers and parents wanting to know who it was. With everyone away on climbign trips it seems communication between loved ones and their climbing friends has been a bit lacking. If anyone hasn't phoned home to say they are safe PLEASE DO SO so your friends and family are not worried.
patto
3/01/2013
12:51:15 PM
On 2/01/2013 richo6 wrote:
>save your total speculation... idiot

Speculation is something we all do. Voicing of opinions and thoughts on climbing forums is something we do too. (I noticed you didn't hesitate voicing your insulting opinion here.) My "total speculation" was flagged as such and in hindsight, pretty close to the truth. Calling somebody an idiot for rational conjecture does not seem to be a clever or polite response.

On 2/01/2013 Olbert wrote:
>Which is fine - what is wrong is doing it on a forum which journalists
>will trawl, misunderstand and misquote out of context.
Two short sentances flagged explicitly as speculation and containing no new facts is not something that even a fourth rate journalist would stoop to. Besides we can't censor all discussion of the small chance of a journalist misquoting out posts.

On 3/01/2013 FatCanyoner wrote:
>The crime scene stuff seems really odd, although I think that might be
>standard practice where there is the chance someone might die, just in
>case there is an inquest.
I does seem odd but I think your reasoning is correct. Given that two related people of opposite sex were injured (one badly) in unknown circumstances (as far as the police are concerned) I would expect that such behaviour is sensible from their procedural point of view.

On 3/01/2013 nmonteith wrote:
>Is there any reason why the names of these two are being kept private?
>I've been fielding several phone calls and emails all day from worried
>climbers and parents wanting to know who it was. With everyone away on
>climbign trips it seems communication between loved ones and their climbing
>friends has been a bit lacking. If anyone hasn't phoned home to say they
>are safe PLEASE DO SO so your friends and family are not worried.
Unfortunately those who haven't communicated with their friends and family are often the same ones who aren't reading online forums. From what I heard Mt York campground is pretty packed but even so it still won't mean most campers are aware.

On the climbing geeky side of things if a FF2 rips the belayer off the belay after a significant stretch of the rope it is quite possible that the belayer will hit the ground faster than the climber.

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