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Can I get an opinion re: helmets 10-Nov-2011 At 12:10:27 AM jkane
On 9/11/2011 Wendy wrote:
>I thought I might point out that this is not a normal outdoor climbing
>experience. Competent climbers do not rip multiple pieces of gear on a
>regular basis. I would suggest that either your friend was out of his
>depth, had poor judgement of gear or had specifically chosen to do something
>he knew had crap gear that could result in it ripping. The last one, I
>am also guessing is not the case as I doubt he would have been forgetting
>his helmet knowing he was facing a dodgy lead.

Wendy, your speculation might be based on an innacurate account of what happened. Like you, I wasn't there but I have spoken to the injured person and I'll have to check but I think he said it was one piece of gear that pulled, not more. And where did you get "regular basis" from? I've climbed with him for a few years. I've seen his gear hold, I haven't seen any fail. He wasn't out of his depth and he normally always wears a helmet.

I'm sure you would like to wish him a speedy recovery.

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