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KabalaArch

Trad climber
Starlite, California
Oct 13, 2012 - 02:12am PT
I thought this was the FALL thread! (you know, fall colors, like red black and blue all over)

Sorry, my bad.

but Splitter's busting me up. Did I ever mention the time...ah, it can wait..
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct 13, 2012 - 11:32am PT
I think this qualifies: http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/996070/The-Saga-of-the-Triple-Lever-A-Trippy-Report
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Oct 13, 2012 - 11:42am PT
My worst FAIL moment was when I said "I Do" at the alter.

Or maybe it was when I proposed to the bitch.
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Oct 13, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
splitter, that van story is off the hook! More please!!!!!!!!!!

Locker your life story should by-pass the book and go straight to movie!

Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Oct 13, 2012 - 03:38pm PT


I first did this problem when I was a teenager. Last year, after not having climbed much for 6 months or so, I thought, "Hey, I still own this thing." FAIL. And let the whining begin. I'm climbing regularly again, so I'm coming for you Red Giant Traverse!
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Oct 13, 2012 - 03:51pm PT


Crash and burn.
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Oct 13, 2012 - 06:18pm PT
...and the reason for two spotters is...


...to ask the person if they're ok once they've hit the dirt.
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Oct 13, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
One of many............



LuckyNeck

Trad climber
the basement of Lou's Tavern
Oct 30, 2012 - 08:32pm PT
I came up with my name for this forum while sitting at home with nothing to do and nowhere to go because i just fractured my neck. (C7)

How you might ask? Riding my bike with my head down. I was on it for a while, 3 or 4 hours, and was simply resting my neck and let my head drop a little. The road was clear, no moving cars, no pedestrians. I passed a parked sedan to my right and used that to judge just where I was in the road (subconsciously since really my head was only down for 2 seconds or so).

Well, the RV in front of that sedan was about 3 feet wider than it, so even though they were both parked along the curb, i picked my head up in time to see the bumper of the RV and smacked that sucker with the top of my head and my body straight behind it. It it so square at 10 or 15 mph I bounced off it right back into the saddle before I hit the ground.

Minor neurological damage to my left side to go with the fracture. lots of numbness and tingling that got better overtime but is still with me three years later. Plenty of shame for almost getting paralyzed by a parked RV that serves as a frickin WALL in this case, ONLY because i wasn't paying attention.

It also happened on a (recent) ex-girlfriends birthday. Oh the irony.

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