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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 30, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
U gotta love the modern age, when your crunch at the local gym is all over the evening news....

Hope all is well Largo. As soon as possible at least. Yikes.
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Nov 30, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
Jack severed his achilles tendon at the gym once years ago when a foothold spun....was up just one bolt, so fell hard and slammed his leg into the wall, and his achilles just rolled on up his leg! :-( Brutal and long recovery (I think it was 3 months non-weightbearing), but he recovered 100% in time.........
John, if this rumor is true, I hope you heal quickly!!
cheers,
Pam
squishy

Mountain climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
baaaa, gym climbers...

hope you get well soon largo, tell someone to bring a laptop to the hospital bed so you can tell us the story
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Nov 30, 2012 - 01:50pm PT
There sure have been more accidents and bone-brakes at my local climbing gym than I've heard about at the Reed's Pinnacle Area. Just from watching the flashing lights in front of the place, I'd say there's been a broken femur, three fractured vertebrae, a broken ankle, and who knows what else due to either being dropped by a belayer or falling off a bouldering wall. Heck, I tore my rotator cuff and dislocated my arm there too.

Much safer outdoors than in the 'controlled' indoor environment.

Heal up quick, Largo!
toadgas

Trad climber
los angeles
Nov 30, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
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When I think of some of the highball falls I took while bouldering in the ancient days before pads, I'm still amazed that the only time I hurt myself bouldering was falling less than eight feet

amen to that

15 years ago I came flying off a 5.12+ and fell 18ft onto the boulder pad, bounced off that thing like it was a trampoline, then somersaulted another 20feet downhill into the pine forest...without a scratch!


the older you get the less you bounce



largo needs the best ortho surgeon out there if it's a compound fx


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healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 30, 2012 - 01:58pm PT
He's bound to wax philosophically about it once he's back on-line. The mind usually imposes on the body, sometimes it's the other way around. Gotta suck as subjective experiences goes.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 30, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
FALL ON PLASTIC - DRIVEN INDOORS BY INCLEMENT WEATHER - NO HARD HAT
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:00pm PT
Just spoke to him. In the hospital and pretty groggy, but still indomitable in spirit.

He said he was pinching a puny wafer with maximum might when his foot, which was splayed out on a slanting rugosity, slipped.

Rick



labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:02pm PT
Heal up soon Mr. Long!
Erik
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:03pm PT
FALL ON PLASTIC - DRIVEN INDOORS BY INCLEMENT WEATHER - NO HARD HAT

haha...


Get better John...Hey, if you've gotta break your leg you picked the best place.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
Damn those slanting rugosities ! ! !
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:05pm PT
Sending some good vibes your way, Mr. Largo
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:06pm PT
Wishing John a speedy and complete recovery.
Cruel invective to follow.
Brian

climber
California
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
Aw shite.

Get well soon John! Hopefully it will be a quick and complete healing process.

Brian
Josh Higgins

Trad climber
San Diego
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
John, it was great meeting you at the crag a few months ago, and it would be a pleasure to rope up again sometime, so heal up quick, and well! I'm glad his spirits are intact, even if his leg isn't.

Josh
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:20pm PT
For Real ? Largo you retard. Bones out and blood all over the place - that will make fer a good story, however.

Largo's gonna hafta get that MD kid of his to wave her magic chicken over this injury.

Waiting for Perry's excoriation :-D hahaha!!!

Heal up fast 'n' well old guy !!!!
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:22pm PT
I gave up bouldering when I turned 50. The elderly human body just ain't made for that kind of abuse. ha If it wasn't a twisted ankle it was a pulled finger-tendon, then a tweaked knee. And each one would put me out for 6 months or so.

get well soon.....
Gene

climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:23pm PT
Largo's gonna hafta get that MD kid of his to wave her magic chicken over this injury.


Cartoon, please. Nice image.

g
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
Heal up! Damn.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 30, 2012 - 02:39pm PT
How do you navigate to the first post in that thread linked above?
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