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 - 09:28am 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 - 09:33am 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 - 09:35am PT
Damm... Spirits to heal him... Improperly slung draws???
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Jul 5, 2013 - 09:36am 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 - 09:36am PT

Damn. Wish the lil guy the best.



Damn
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jul 5, 2013 - 09:40am 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 - 10:38am PT
Positive Vibe Bump
c_vultaggio

Trad climber
new york
Jul 5, 2013 - 10:42am 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 - 10:48am PT
condolences to the family
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 5, 2013 - 10:51am 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.


Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jul 5, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Dangerous business..
A reminder that you never get to comfortable and never take this game for granted .
I think about it everytime I climb with my kids
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 5, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Sad news. My sympathy to all involved.
jghedge

climber
Jul 5, 2013 - 11:05am PT


Probably the worst accident in the history of sport climbing.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 5, 2013 - 11:06am 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 - 11:07am PT
This is sad, on top of sad.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 5, 2013 - 11:10am 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 - 11:12am 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 - 11:19am 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 - 11:39am 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 - 11:41am PT
Terrible... absolutely terrible. Let's try to keep the discussion cool here. Someone lost their boy.
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