Tito Traversa, 12, Fighting For His Life

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Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 5, 2013 - 12:28pm PT
Tito Traversa, 12 years old and a terrific new top level climbing talent, is fighting for his life after a 60 ft grounder on lead, due to improperly slung quick draws. Not an error of Tito's but I gather the maker of the draws or how they were assembled, bought by the mother of a young girlfriend of Tito's, that morning.

http://climbingnarc.com/2013/07/tito-traversa-seriously-injured-in-fall/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ClimbingNarc+%28ClimbingNarc.com%29


From:

http://www.grimper.com/news-tito-traversa-plonge-coma-artificiel-cause-une-chute-orpier#.UdaZpBHnWDw.facebook


Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 5, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Oh dear... this is terrible terrible news...

~Lifting up this talented young man all the way from the desert ... positive energy... positive vibes sent out into the universe for a positive outcome.



~peace
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 5, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
Damm... Spirits to heal him... Improperly slung draws???
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Jul 5, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
From the comments section:

In a rough translation from the french website– it says that they had recently purchased new quickdraws, and that a young girl friend of the climber had improperly attached the carabiners to the dogbone, i.e. had attached the biner only to the plastic ‘anti-flip’ piece instead of the actual dogbone.

8 of the 12 draws that the climber was on before the fall were mounted that way….
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jul 5, 2013 - 12:36pm PT

Damn. Wish the lil guy the best.



Damn
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jul 5, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
Heard about this recently, broke my heart. Fight hard buddy! You gotta heal up and come to California, our weather is great and the bugs are almost gone :)
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 5, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
Positive Vibe Bump
c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
Jul 5, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
http://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lastampa.it%2F2013%2F07%2F05%2Fcronaca%2Fil-nostro-tito-ora-e-un-angelo-e-morto-il-bambino-caduto-dalla-parete-LNBoIrtuWsBoUSTj1UGQfM%2Fpagina.html
10b4me

climber
Jul 5, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
condolences to the family
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 5, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
What a tremendous loss... I cannot help but think of his parents... and their heartache ... it's heartbreaking... utterly heartbreaking.


Blessings to all... And remember to tell the ones who need to know... I and Love and You.


Edit:
HOWEVER, there is definitely fault here, and it is the climbers', predominantly.
With all due respect Ken... I don't think now is the time.


Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 5, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
Sad news. My sympathy to all involved.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 5, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
Makes me sick, heavy hearted with the thought of another great climber that passed this day 4 years ago and I read this. Tragic. Having gone through this before I agree with Leggs, discretion should be used in our comments as family and friends have a hard enough time dealing without reading what they might view as negativity.
Peace
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jul 5, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
This is sad, on top of sad.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 5, 2013 - 02:10pm PT
So sad to read this story. My heart aches for the family and friends of that talented young man.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 5, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
Having gone through this before I agree with Leggs, discretion should be used in our comments as family and friends have a hard enough time dealing without reading what they might view as negativity.

My thoughts exactly, Ron... thank you.

With a very heavy heart as a sport climber and the tears of a mother, I offer sincere condolences to the family.


~peace
Crackslayer

Trad climber
Eldo
Jul 5, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
OMG this is awful. She threaded the biner through the plastic, seriously? A new low in terms of a preventable accident. Condolences to the family.

Hope the little guy is crushing it wherever he is now.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 5, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Very sad and I agree with Leggs, now is not the time to tear apart what, why, where and all those parameters. Out of respect for Tito and his family, start another topic for that aspect and go to it.

RIP young lad.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jul 5, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Terrible... absolutely terrible. Let's try to keep the discussion cool here. Someone lost their boy.
pc

climber
Jul 5, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
Very sad to hear. Accidents happen and are painful and tragic. Warm thoughts to all...

Port

Trad climber
San Diego
Jul 5, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
WTF, this is terrible.

Probably the worst accident in the history of sport climbing.

I'd have to agree.
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