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Ground Fall Last night Hardrock CBD 28-Feb-2014 At 1:44:29 PM pecheur
On 28/02/2014 southcol wrote:
>Leader took a ground fall at second from last quickdraw from the top. (i'm
>guessing 10m+) It was a big fall with a loud bang. He landed on his feet
>and was in a stable conscious condition. The paramedics arrived within
>10mins or so.
>I really hope he is going OK. I would be interested in finding out more
>about the accident.
>I was disappointed to see some climbers continuing to climb nearby the
>scene immediately afterwards. The rubber matting he landed on would have
>made an enormous difference to the extent of his injuries.
>Stay safe folks, don't become complacent because you are in a gym. Remember
>the 'lead pass' does not protect you from mistakes and accidents.

I was also there last night, I didn't see the fall at all, only heard the LOUD thud, I suspect everyone in the gym heard that.

To be honest his belayer and two friends were there, the paras where there in under 10 mins, I'm not really sure what the other climbers were meant to do, link arms in a circle, watch him and sing Kumbaya? If it was me I would have preferred, unless they could provide meaningful assistance, that they go on with climbing, no point in stuffing up their night too.

PS for the more technically inquisitive as Col said it was high, the seventh draw was clipped so at least 12 metres. No equipment failures visible...

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