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Poll Option Votes Graph
Never 51
40% 
Once 40
31% 
Twice 22
17% 
Three times a lady 7
5% 
Four 3
2% 
Five and three quarters 1
1% 
Hi, I'm Stugang's chew toy 4
3% 
Dude, where's my wheelchair 1
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How many time have you hit the ground falling off

hangdog
1/03/2012
12:17:28 PM
First biggy( 10mtrs +-) Fell off Avago at Piddo. Foothold broke and i went through the top of the belay tree and slid down the scree. Broke the tree. Thats what slowed me down i think. Prob about 10mtrs to the ground and then 4mtrs down the scree

Next- ( 4Mtrs)Flake broke on a climb at Zig Zag ( yes sandstone does get weak when it is wet) Dropped about a mtr to a ledge landed on my feet ,then flipped over backwards and landed on my back next to the belayer on the ground. Broke the casting on the cam.

Next (3 -4Mtrs)- Ran out of talent whilst placing a wire on Taurus at Piddo. Landed on the descent track still clutching the wire i had been trying to place.

Last biggy (5 Mtrs)- Bouldering at Balmoral Beach of all places. Hand or foot popped whilst topping out and i went into the rock shelf below head first. Woke up and was being strapped to spine board by the fire brigade. Really fast trip to RNS hospital. 2 weeks in hospital. Off work for 3 mths. Fractured skull 3 places, 2 broken wrists and a chipped tooth.
There might have been other things but hitting my head means i forget things from time to time
I dont like to fall off any more.
kieranl
Online Now
1/03/2012
12:21:48 PM
On 1/03/2012 gfdonc wrote:
>Decked off a route at Hanging Rock (Vic) years ago. We were looking for
>some 14 around left from the steps (when my lead limit was about 15) and
>couldn't match up the route description against an obvious line.
>
That brought back some pretty horrible memories. For all those trad climbers who want to reminisce about the "good old days" when you could climb at Hanging Rock, this should remind you what it was really like. The climb, for want of a better word, Kefford Direct - this was the high point of the day.


One Day Hero
1/03/2012
12:28:45 PM
On 1/03/2012 benjenga wrote:
>Well I used to do this from time to time with my atc because It holds
>the device parallel to my harness and prevents any side loading on the
>biner. I always use my belay loop when using my auto locker because I have
>a belay master biner.

So.........why don't you use your 'belay master biner' with your atc as well?

Please tell me its not because you have a favorite new toy and can't bear the thought of wearing a groove into it!

Eduardo Slabofvic
1/03/2012
12:54:56 PM
On 1/03/2012 hangdog wrote:
>
>Last biggy (5 Mtrs)- Bouldering at Balmoral Beach of all places. Hand
>or foot popped whilst topping out and i went into the rock shelf below
>head first. Woke up and was being strapped to spine board by the fire brigade.
>Really fast trip to RNS hospital. 2 weeks in hospital. Off work for 3 mths.
> Fractured skull 3 places, 2 broken wrists and a chipped tooth.
>There might have been other things but hitting my head means i forget
>things from time to time
>I dont like to fall off any more.

Sorry, but this one doesn't count. Shame to have wasted all that pain and suffering but rules are rules and bouldering doesn't count.

benjenga
1/03/2012
12:59:44 PM
On 1/03/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 1/03/2012 benjenga wrote:
>>Well I used to do this from time to time with my atc because It holds
>>the device parallel to my harness and prevents any side loading on the
>>biner. I always use my belay loop when using my auto locker because I
>have
>>a belay master biner.
>
>So.........why don't you use your 'belay master biner' with your atc as
>well?
>
>Please tell me its not because you have a favorite new toy and can't bear
>the thought of wearing a groove into it!

Haha no I love my biner grooves, how deep do they need to be before you retire the biner??
It's way simpler then that. I have a sport rack and a trad rack, it just depends on what I am climbing at any given time.
One Day Hero
1/03/2012
1:21:03 PM
Do you have a set of draws for your sport rack, and a separate set for your trad rack?
widewetandslippery
1/03/2012
1:28:26 PM
Back to topic.

Can't remember but mikl wins so far.

Wild gravity at barrenjoey pancaked and bounced. Told everyone I was ok, stood up then rolled down the hill in a winded fit.

Transcendenal meditation. Got in. Got too involved. Involantry got out. Pancake.

Surely others do this
hipdos
1/03/2012
1:29:13 PM
Fell off the bottom of 80 Minute Hour at Cosmic (The direct start, not the crawl-in ledge!). 3m? Maybe less, so pretty lame. Just remember going over the top of my belayer who was standing pretty close to the cliff, just missing some ankle snapper tree roots and doing a backwards roll, ending up on that nice little 'sun yourself' rock there. No damage at all, but resumed along the cheat ledge! That was the worst one so not too exciting. Otherwise my heel hook shoe blew off while clipping on The Tube at Centennial Glen, hit my elbow at the bottom of the swing so I'm counting that as a grounder..
prb
1/03/2012
1:47:38 PM
3 times a lady:

1. Trying to onsight solo Day Tripper at Raetjen's Gap (Adelaide Hills). Fell off the surprisingly tricky bit at about 3m. A friend said he'd spot me. Landed on my back on small rocks. When I asked him where the spot was, he said he didn't think I was going to fall off! No major damage.
2. Another short (3m) one at The Lost Walls (Morialta). A cam popped out of a crack. One side of the crack was a detached block but it was the only chance of pro for a fair way and I think it slowed the fall down. Landed on my back on grass between nasty blocks. I've had two other big falls at The Lost Walls due to holds breaking, I don't rate the crag at all.
3. My best effort was a 10m head-first whipper off Missing Link. The story of that one is on a Chocky thread called Another Arapiles Accident.

I use belay loops with Gri-Gri's, but don't otherwise touch them.

ajfclark
1/03/2012
2:23:28 PM
On 1/03/2012 prb wrote:
>My best effort was a 10m head-first whipper off Missing Link. The story of that one is on a Chocky thread called Another Arapiles Accident.

Link: Another Arapiles Accident

tnd
1/03/2012
2:47:13 PM
On 1/03/2012 pmonks wrote:
>On 1/03/2012 dicky wrote:
>>on a slightly different subject what is it with people clipping a screwgate
>>through the leg loop and waist rather than through just the belay loop?
>
>Because belay loops aren't
>redundant.

You can't use the fact that some retard continued to use an old harness despite it being pointed out to him that the belay loop was worn, to justify not using a belay loop.

ajfclark
1/03/2012
2:48:11 PM
I seem to remember reading that Todd had even ordered a replacement harness. He knew it was f---ed.

[Edit from http://www.climbing.com/news/passages/toddskinner/index.html :

Hewett had noticed Skinner’s leg loops looking worn out, as well as Skinner’s belay loop, which he says was “15 to 20 percent” frayed. “I very much stressed to him that that’s not good,” says Hewett. “Todd said, ‘You’re right. I’ve got a new harness on the way.’

]
One Day Hero
1/03/2012
3:03:33 PM
On 1/03/2012 ajfclark wrote:
>
>Hewett had noticed Skinner’s leg loops looking worn out, as well as Skinner’s
>belay loop, which he says was “15 to 20 percent” frayed.

Thats not very much, really. I'm still very surprised that a "20% frayed" belay loop (which is probably rated to at least 20kN when new) broke under bodyweight.

Anyway, for all the "clip into the waist + legs" crowd........you think you're getting redundancy into the system, but how do you imagine things panning out if your waist loop snaps during an abseil or midway through catching a whipper?
Wendy
1/03/2012
3:03:56 PM
Fûck, you guys deck out a lot. I must have been doing something right the past 20 odd years. Either that, or being a wuss pays off.
mikllaw
1/03/2012
3:06:13 PM
On 1/03/2012 Wendy wrote:
>Fûck, you guys deck out a lot. I must have been doing something right
>the past 20 odd years. Either that, or being a wuss pays off.

I'm doing all the right things, it's my belayers who let me down. Though I understand that most guys pay more attantion to females.

Doug
1/03/2012
3:27:24 PM
This has been a popular thread, eh!
I've hit the deck twice, 28 years apart, both times whilst downclimbing. Not so lucky the first time but very lucky the second. I'm not sure what I've learned in the process but I am wearing a helmet more regularly now ... ;-)
One Day Hero
1/03/2012
3:38:27 PM
On 1/03/2012 Wendy wrote:
> Either that, or being a wuss pays off.

Its pretty hard to organise hitting the deck if the gear never gets below your feet :)

ajfclark
1/03/2012
3:41:14 PM
Sol managed it with gear that wasn't below his (really) feet...
f_ladou
1/03/2012
4:11:57 PM
On 1/03/2012 mikllaw wrote:
>Where's my wheelchair dude?
>I've supressed many memories (you get too scared) but I must have at least 10
>I had 5 grounders off sport routes in a 4 year period, all belay error.
>[...]
>I better stop now, I'm getting scared

Does braking your ankle on Leif Ericsson count as hitting the deck? Sorry to add to your nightmare if it does, Mike.
Wendy
1/03/2012
4:12:04 PM
On 1/03/2012 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 1/03/2012 ajfclark wrote:
>>
>>Hewett had noticed Skinner’s leg loops looking worn out, as well as Skinner’s
>>belay loop, which he says was “15 to 20 percent” frayed.
>
>Thats not very much, really. I'm still very surprised that a "20% frayed"
>belay loop (which is probably rated to at least 20kN when new) broke under
>bodyweight.
>

I'd expect that considering you climb in a harness with a notably frayed belay loop and tie in point. Been harness shopping yet?

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