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'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:38pm PT
Hey John,

Glad you're coming round.

So what are your injuries? And how did it happen?

We can't figure out how you decked in the gym, and we're tired of all of Riley's inferences. [well meaning though you are, Riley, it would be nice to know the facts]

How 'bout we hear it from the horse's mouth? How bout it, John?

Cheers,
Pete
Big Wall Parvenu
Bimollalular tib-fib fracture survivor with tons of screws and plates and shit
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:40pm PT
Ha ha! The phuck philter missed my sh#t above!
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:43pm PT

I thought someone already posted that he was pinching a waffer (not a loaf) and his grip gave...

Isn't that what happened or is it somehow more complicated???...

slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:56pm PT
Classy response largo--- heal up
jogill

climber
Colorado
Dec 8, 2012 - 08:58pm PT
When JB and JL came down to southern Colorado to visit me in the late 1970s and sat around the kitchen table, my wife later remarked "They were like young Greek Gods!"


Draw on that power, JL!


;>)
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:34pm PT
Nobody just gives money to a slush pot for people to spend on hot rods and lap dances or whatever.

So maybe that is still the meds talking but it seems that JL is saying something like "If I won the Lottery, the first things I'd spend it on..." hahahah

Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:43pm PT
So maybe that is still the meds talking but it seems that JL is saying something like "If I won the Lottery, the first things I'd spend it on..." hahahah

Besides, what's wrong with hot rods or lap dances?

Curt
Brian

climber
California
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:55pm PT
John,

I've been getting updates through Erin and others. Hope things continues to improve as fast as possible and as well as possible given the circumstances. Be sure to reach out if there is anything folks can do. Not sure if I should text you or email or what, as I'm not sure what you've got access to. Let me know if I can bring anything over (books, company, whatever).

Hope Dean's "Largofest" fundraiser happens anyway. Great excuse for a party. If you need the funds for bills, I'm sure legions would be willing to chip in; and if you don't, well, it's a good reason for a party when you are out of the hospital and on the mend.

Brian
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 9, 2012 - 04:16pm PT
$168,000


How to Rein In Health Care Costs


http://www.rockinst.org/pdf/health_care/2012-12-Rein_In_Costs.pdf
McP223

climber
Dec 9, 2012 - 04:28pm PT
Dear fellow climbers. John Long requested that we make a brief statement regarding his accident that occurred on 11/29/12 at approximately 8:30pm. John wanted us to confirm that he fell due to an unfinished knot, and suffered a compound fracture to the lower left leg. The rest of the details of the accident are John’s to tell.

Here is a direct quote from John, “Thank you to the Rockreation staff and members for keeping it together and not panicking in the face of a very scary situation. I consider it my best moment when I saw the gravity of the situation and was somehow able to keep it together and receive the support of the Rockreation Staff.”

On behalf of the Rockreation community, we want to wish our friend a speedy recovery, and let him know that we love him and are sending him good energy.

Here is a link to his full statement:

https://www.facebook.com/RockreationLA
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 9, 2012 - 04:30pm PT


Yikes...

"John wanted us to confirm that he fell due to an unfinished knot"...

covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Dec 9, 2012 - 06:57pm PT
Smoke pot, check yer knot...


edit... both.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 9, 2012 - 08:01pm PT
John wanted us to confirm that he fell due to an unfinished knot, and suffered a compound fracture to the lower left leg.


We might have to revoke his double-knott spy status

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MWq6L19eNo

Heal up bro, it happens, or almost happens to everybody

I led the crux pitch on the Good Book once, and the pitch afterwards without my harness doubled back. It started getting loose when I was underclinging that big flake and looked down to see .....

Peace

Karl
vininja

Social climber
NJ
Dec 10, 2012 - 06:58pm PT
https://www.facebook.com/RockreationLA

Dear fellow climbers. John Long requested that we make a brief statement regarding his accident that occurred on 11/29/12 at approximately 8:30pm. John wanted us to confirm that he fell due to an unfinished knot, and suffered a compound fracture to the lower left leg. The rest of the details of the accident are John’s to tell.

Here is a direct quote from John, “Thank you to the Rockreation staff
and members for keeping it together and not panicking in the face of a very scary situation. I consider it my best moment when I saw the gravity of the situation and was somehow able to keep it together and receive the support of the Rockreation Staff.”


https://www.facebook.com/RockreationLA
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Dec 10, 2012 - 07:01pm PT
A case of "do as I say, not as I do"?

Happens to the best of us...
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 10, 2012 - 07:11pm PT
I did that once at Josh.
I led "Sandbag" 10c (Real Hidden Valley)and got on top, sat down to belay Margy and noticed my knot in an unfinished state.
I was glad I made it!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 10, 2012 - 07:23pm PT
My close calls, bonehead manuevers, n00b-worthy clusterf*#ks, and profound errors in judgement are far too numerous to list. I've been fortunate to rack up no more than five or six months in the hospital over last 40 years due to climbing-related accidents. This does not include the four months I spent in a cast (1975) due to an ankle smasher I scored at Tahquitz in January.

There but by the grace, as they say.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Dec 10, 2012 - 07:49pm PT
Another reminder that even the best of us can make mistakes.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 10, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
Another reminder that even the best of us can make mistakes.

Those who believe otherwise should look up "hubris". The fact of recovery remains and I wish him best of luck. Strange how long the events of one second can effect you.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 11, 2012 - 12:10am PT
I've done it too, not finishing the knot that is. Luckily I got away with it. Noticed it when I was clipping the first bolt on London Calling in Josh. By then you have a piece or two of gear in and you're setting up for the crux. As I pulled rope to clip the bolt I happened to look down and saw the unfinished knot. I held the crimp with one hand, finished the knot with the other, pulled the crux without thinking and then bailed and went hiking for the rest of the day. The fall would only have been fatal in a fluke, but serious injury on that rocky landing was assured. Lucky me.

Largo, Hoh Man!! Heal up well. How is the food there? You need good food. Reach out if it sucks, maybe we can put together something...
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