4.27.13 accident on Tahquitz


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Gym climber
sawatch choss
May 4, 2013 - 11:19am PT
Sobering. Be careful out there and always


rock grrl

Trad climber
May 4, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Thank you for the report, I heard the helicopters while I was in Tahquitz and am glad to read you are well enough to make this introspective post.

I wish you a speedy recovery!

Trad climber
May 4, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
Then - with increasing interest - I looked at my hands as they pulled from the rock, too

That was by far my favorite line from your write-up. :-) Masterfully understated.

Really glad you're okay, and really impressed with your introspective, humble reflection on the experience.


Social climber
May 4, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
donít fiddle with the nuts, your smallest cam is not small enough, itís easy enough and youíre almost there.

Been there 100 times. Thanks for your report, it is greatly appreciated. Here's to a life of ups and downs and a zillion more climbs.

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
May 4, 2013 - 04:25pm PT
Wow... glad you made it.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
May 4, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
Glad you are ok!
Could have happened to anyone.
The perilous work by the rescuers is appreciated by all climbers.

The Desert Oven
May 4, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
Thank you very much for the honest and introspective post. I am glad that you are ok and hope to see you on the rock soon!

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
May 4, 2013 - 07:16pm PT
shit happens,

glad you are ok and great report,


Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
May 4, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
Umump, great write up. I very pleased and a little amazed that you were so relatively unscathed and will be all right. Sobering indeed.

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 4, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
One of the most thoughtful, honest, and beautifully expressed post mortems of a climb gone wrong I have come across, something rare here. Having recently climbed too far above my gear, fallen, and still recuperating from the broken ankle, I recognize myself only too well. A joy to read.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
WA, & NC & Idaho
May 5, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
bump for quality!

Trad climber
New River, AZ
May 5, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
Very few First Person crater reports ! I bet you were amazed at the lack of severity of injuries . 30+ footers are evil and I am glad you are whole. Get well soon to climb another day.
eliot carlsen

Social climber
San Francisco
May 6, 2013 - 01:37am PT
Hi Tin, that was really well written. Glad to hear you're on the mend. Healing thoughts coming your way...
Fig's Lady

Social climber
Bishop, CA and Tucson Arizona
May 6, 2013 - 02:09am PT
I am glad to read another thread about safety. I can never have too many reminders of the importance of being present in the moment, with a plan, a good partner and good pro.
Thank you sharing and speedy healing.

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
May 6, 2013 - 02:17am PT
Thoughtful report. Thx.

Gear is good.


Trad climber
May 6, 2013 - 03:03am PT
This is the taco at its best. I'm so glad to hear you scraped by without dire consequences Tin. Remarkable experience, thanks for sharing your thoughts with all of us.
Bad Climber

May 6, 2013 - 09:13am PT
Wow, very well written! Scary as hell. My best friend and climbing buddy did virtually the same thing on the first pitch of the south face of Washington's Column. He grounded. He broke his wrist and elbow and needed about 100 stitches but lived to climb again, even onsighting up to 5.12. That first pitch is easy after the short 5.8 corner, so run it out, eh? He doesn't remember what happened. His elbow does give him some complaints now and then as he nears 50. I still wish I could climb as well as he.


Mountain climber
May 6, 2013 - 11:58am PT
Props to your (new) perspective and to all that helped you.

Glad you are recovering!

Grey Matter
May 6, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
So glad to hear you are okay. It's very good luck to not have some serious injuries, and to have people there who could help, and to have enough rope to be able to lower back to the ledge.

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
May 6, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
AMen. Heal fast. Learn a lot. Teach a lot.
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