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steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:11pm PT
Sh#t happens to the best of us.

I was in a gym climbing on one of those self-belay machines. Up down-up down, over and over until one time, I had a "senior moment" and forgot to clip in.

I was 2/3 the way up and came off. Fortunately, I landed on a matt; and proceeded to limp out, kind of embarrassed. I finally got a cat/scan a week later, since it was still hurting. The result-a fracture thru my tibia.

Heal up fast John.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:16pm PT
Gawdamn gyms sound dangerous......
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:18pm PT
that sucks... there is a mantra I repeat when I'm at the gym "don't get hurt in the gym, don't get hurt in the gym..."

of course, it happens...

heal up old-dad Largo!
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:21pm PT
SteveA,
Once, I forgot to clip the autobelay as well! But as I grabbed a hold, I just remembered that I forgot my chalk! Turned around and ... wtf??? I forgot to clip! LOL. sucs to be old

gyms don't hurt people, people hurt themselves
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:22pm PT
Ed, or working on the roof, or up in a tree!


Gyms are for hardmen. People that don't climb in gyms are tossers.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
SteveA,
Once, I forgot to clip the autobelay as well! But as I grabbed a hold, I just remembered that I forgot my chalk! Turned around and ... wtf??? I forgot to clip! LOL. sucs to be old

gyms don't hurt people, people hurt themselves


I didn't engage the mini trax once on a solo tr. I was in a nice handjam, fortunately, engaged that sucker and then hung on it to recover from the shock. I also forgot my backup device, so it was a complete mini stroke moment ;).

I love those auto belays and the solo set ups, but you gotta pick up the slack we can usually expect from a partner. Things like, hey, you don't even have a rope on you (another story for me).
WBraun

climber
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:55pm PT
How in the hell does a honed master such as Largo deck in gym?

Was he unroped?

This report is so way homo.

Largo is so much larger than all this way homo reporting ......
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
Whoa man, shoulda stuck with FS'n Left Ski Track and the like...

Heal up and best wishes on your recovery
Betelnut

Mountain climber
So. California
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:58pm PT
More musings from the genius, Werner.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
a bad owie. here's to good mending, john.
strangeday

Trad climber
Brea ca.
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:08pm PT
Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery... Guess it shows that it can happen to anyone.

I've seen more compound fractures in the gym than in motorcross racing.
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
Spandex and helmets involved, always ends up bad.


Hope this is a farce, if it ain't, hope your out of pain now.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:15pm PT
Hoh Man that sux. Heal quickly and completely.
This is for you John.
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pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:17pm PT
The worlds 'spose to end in 12 days and now this!!???
It's more than I can take !!
klk

Trad climber
cali
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
Bummer, dude.

Ankles are slow. Good luck with it
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
Hey Bro
Hope you heal up quickly
In the mean time, you can post up on ST more.

There is much to discuss....
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
WTF Herr Braun???
henny

Social climber
The Past
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
Just goes to show how much more dangerous the gym is than a place like, oh, say, Borneo.

Dang dude. Speedy recovery.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
Wow, so yous guys jump all over a single unverified internet post? I hope it's a troll.

And if knott - heal up well!

Gyms are dangerous. You could fall. You could get hurt. Stick to the big walls.

Hey, you litigious Merricans - where's a lie-yer when you need one*?

Cheers,
A Former Frankenankle,
Pretty much recovered



*C'mon, it's Friday night, eh?
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
Recover fast, John!
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