Accident on Siniestra, Indian Creek on 4/13

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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 16, 2019 - 05:38am PT
Ambulances Helicopters, rumors of groundfall, Head/ back injuries, no helmet (?) anyone got the scoop? Or general outline even?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2019 - 10:33am PT
Iíve heard two totally different reports..
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 17, 2019 - 12:30pm PT
Spill it.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Apr 17, 2019 - 12:41pm PT
31-ish y.o. male, scrambling Sinestra starting pillar, fell before placing gear while at/on weird corner atop pillar, fell 20í-25í, landed on back & head. Broken back, neck (no spinal cord damage), head injury (no helmet). Many folks at the crag helped with carryout down trail to LZ after pilot attempted a bold 1-skid touchdown beneath accident site. Flown to GJ; currently in ICU. Improving, last I heard, but head injury is real.
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Apr 17, 2019 - 02:59pm PT
Whoa,that's a bummer.
One of my favorites
at the creek.

Heal up yo!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 17, 2019 - 06:29pm PT
hey there say, jaybro, and Rhodo-Router...

wow, say, thanks for sharing...

prayers, for all concerned... oh my... :(
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2019 - 06:35pm PT
Thanks Rob
Haeger_Bomb

Trad climber
Co
Apr 21, 2019 - 09:40pm PT
Hey yíall, I believe this was me. I want to put a very public thanks out there to everyone who helped get me out. Unfortunately Iím still piecing together everything that happened as Iíve been working with amnesia since this accident happened. If you were there, PM me and please let me buy you a beer. I donít want to open this up into a public commentary forum on what I may have done wrong since I really donít remember anything from this climb or the days afterwards. What I do want to do is extend a huge hand in gratitude for all of the climbers out there that are learning first responder techniques and have the skills needed to help people out of emergencies. Iíd be paralyzed or worse otherwise. So this is me thanking with my whole heart everyone who has helped me out of the sh#t over the years. Yíall are awesome and inspirational!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2019 - 09:56pm PT
Glad to hear from you & that youíre on the mend! Cheers!
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Boulder climber
ne'erĖdoĖwell
Apr 22, 2019 - 12:32am PT
I guess amnesia doesn't mess with perfect grammar.
Thanks for checking in, and for not "checking out".
Haeger_Bomb

Trad climber
Co
Apr 22, 2019 - 01:42am PT
I definitely wanted to get my gratitudes right for posterity! My mom always said good grammar will go the miles! I just never imagined it would matter so much 😌
Haeger_Bomb

Trad climber
Co
Apr 22, 2019 - 01:46am PT
Thanks Jaybro! I canít believe how lucky I am. At the same time Iím also working on making the most of that luck and doing it justice. What an awesome and well-seeking community we have. One of a kind and something to commend!
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Apr 22, 2019 - 02:11pm PT
Really great to hear from you Alex! Iím glad youíre awake and alive.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Apr 22, 2019 - 09:20pm PT
Glad youíre alive to chime in and I hope Your memory comes back as soon as possible. Thanks for posting up and as details become clear, I hope we can all learn from what went on that day.

Stay strong,


Scott
Haeger_Bomb

Trad climber
Co
Apr 24, 2019 - 10:52am PT
Thanks yíall. Iím happy to share what I can when I find more out, especially since Iím trying to learn and grow from this as much as possible. It feels like Iíve been given an incredible opportunity and I want to use it wisely. For now Iím working through rehabilitation at the hospital. Iím excited to be able to experience the outdoors again in the future since it does give me so much and I feel very lucky that Iíll be able to do it on my own power when Iím ready to.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 24, 2019 - 11:04am PT
Iím happy to see that youíre on the mend and itís great that youíre treating it as a learning experience. Lessons learned the hard way are rarely forgotten.
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Apr 24, 2019 - 11:05am PT
So good to hear you're on the mend.

You're the bomb.
CA Dreamin'

climber
San Jose
Apr 24, 2019 - 03:32pm PT
I'm glad to see the injured is still with us and on the road to recovery.

I'm curious about the response to the accident. How was it organized? I assume someone called. Where was the call made from, and what was the number that was called to request a heli rescue?
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Apr 24, 2019 - 03:48pm PT
Right on Haeger, glad to hear from you.
We've all done questionable things, sometimes we get away with it, sometimes we don't. Climbers are inherently risk takers. And, I think, we are better off for it. Yep, even if we die. The life leading up to that fatal moment will have been infinitely more satisfying than a life spent in the relentless pursuit of safety , security, and the avoidance of risk.
Here's to becoming a more intelligent risk taker . . .
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2019 - 04:55am PT
Related, from the creek pasture bulletin board
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