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citationx
1/08/2008
4:37:29 PM
On 1/08/2008 Paul wrote:
>On 1/08/2008 rolsen1 wrote:
>>Another lead fall last night - ambulance called. I think she fell from
>>about the 4th bolt. So that's 3 weeks in a row!
>
>Maybe if they let people belay with cam activated devices which are semi
>autlocking like gri gri's it may reduce the number of people dropped from
>bad belaying, although they still aren't fool proof.

Maybe if you take a competent belayer along that pays attention to your climbing, your distance from the ground, the amount of rope out, the difficulty of the moves you are doing judging by your constant communication with them (eg: "take a bit, i'm not sure i can do this move!") and them ignoring social chatting with other gym members, there wouldn't be any problems?
i don't know why people are scared of decking in the gym? i know that the belayers i use are in tune with what i just mentioned in the last paragraph. the gym is nothing to be scared of, it's the person at the other end (not) catching you when you fall that you have to be scared of...

China Girl
1/08/2008
4:43:44 PM
On 1/08/2008 Paul wrote:
>On 1/08/2008 rolsen1 wrote:
>>Another lead fall last night - ambulance called. I think she fell from
>>about the 4th bolt. So that's 3 weeks in a row!
>
>Maybe if they let people belay with cam activated devices which are semi
>autlocking like gri gri's it may reduce the number of people dropped from
>bad belaying, although they still aren't fool proof.


Talking about autolocking belay devices... Has anyone used an Edelrid Eddy yet? Would you be happy to use one in a gym to increase safety?

kezza
1/08/2008
4:54:29 PM
Would be interesting to hear what there insurance company is saying. Surely they wouldn't be impressed.
What about those that have been injured? Who do they blame? Belayer? Gym? Their own fault? Act of God?

Who are teaching these people to belay?
Farking hell. I hope this isn't going to be some disease that spreads through all the gyms..

IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
1/08/2008
5:44:57 PM
On 1/08/2008 gfdonc wrote:
>sitting around in the hut drinking beer ..

That is the most dangerous place, due many a lurgy lurking there for the unwary stomach!

kezza wrote
>I hope this isn't going to be some disease that spreads through all the gyms..

Some who could be described as beard strokers, might say the gym climbing disease has spread to the outdoors now?

wallwombat
1/08/2008
6:28:22 PM
On 1/08/2008 gfdonc wrote:
>Of course! Especially when you're just sitting around in the hut drinking
>beer ..

Drinking beer can be a very risky proposition with widewetandslippery. There are many who will vouch for that.



J Qui
2/08/2008
9:03:11 AM
from one of the first threads...

"she received a multiple fracture at c1 or c2 vertebrate, but no spinal damage. she is one very lucky
girl. it looks like she be alright after a long recovery."

Hiya....

Just wanted to provide some clarity...C1 and/or C2 is referring to your atlas/axis joint, where your
spine joins your skull.

If this was the case....It is a spinal fracture!

It is a dangerous fracture.

It is an unfortunate accident, that may require halo vest immobilisation and/or spinal fusion depending
on severity and sequelae.

(for anyone interested in an overview, simply because this is what can happen during our recreational
pursuits)

for C1 fracture...
http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/TOPIC31.HTM

for C2 fracture...
http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/TOPIC597.HTM

I wish her a speedy recovery, but spinal fractures and speedy recoveries are somewhat contradictory.

It's a high risk sport, with 'human' element playing the bigger part. Add the human element, and we will
always have accidents.



pharmamatt
2/08/2008
10:39:14 AM
On 2/08/2008 J Qui wrote:
>from one of the first threads...
>
>"she received a multiple fracture at c1 or c2 vertebrate, but no spinal
>damage. she is one very lucky
>girl. it looks like she be alright after a long recovery."
>
>Hiya....
>
>Just wanted to provide some clarity...C1 and/or C2 is referring to your
>atlas/axis joint, where your
>spine joins your skull.
it was c1

>If this was the case....It is a spinal fracture!
>
>It is a dangerous fracture.
yes it is

>It is an unfortunate accident, that may require halo vest immobilisation
>and/or spinal fusion depending
>on severity and sequelae.
she has a halo but no fusion

>(for anyone interested in an overview, simply because this is what can
>happen during our recreational
>pursuits)
>
>for C1 fracture...
>http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/TOPIC31.HTM
>
>for C2 fracture...
>http://www.emedicine.com/orthoped/TOPIC597.HTM
>
>I wish her a speedy recovery, but spinal fractures and speedy recoveries
>are somewhat contradictory.
she's in rehab just about to go home, it will be at least 3 months in the halo

>It's a high risk sport, with 'human' element playing the bigger part.
>Add the human element, and we will
>always have accidents.
>
>
>
J Qui
2/08/2008
3:17:28 PM
thank you for that update.

That's nice of you.

OzA
10/08/2008
3:27:46 PM
On 1/08/2008 wallwombat wrote:
>
>Drinking beer can be a very risky proposition with widewetandslippery.
>There are many who will vouch for that.
>
That's why you climb with 2 chalk bags! 1 for the chalk and the other for a stubby.

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