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Slinky00

Trad climber
Carson City, NV
Aug 30, 2013 - 12:28am PT
Has anyone else been tempted to grab that block while doing the route?

No, I didn't even want to look at that thing wrong. Always stayed off to the left. I kinda wondered why it hadn't been trundled years ago.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 30, 2013 - 12:32am PT
Because it wasnt on a route. in between but not on .. there are others there in off route locales. And it had been messed with when someone gardened the squaw tea brush from around it. More than likely destabilizing the block. It never used to lean out as in the pic up thread like that.
Slinky00

Trad climber
Carson City, NV
Aug 30, 2013 - 12:42am PT
That's why I left it alone. Didn't think anyone would grab that thing. It did look worse recently has you said.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 30, 2013 - 01:10am PT
Yep was there a while back and it looked as it always had,, just a big block setting on a ledge. As it had been doing since 1974 as far as i know.

I was there just a while back and did the route - it wasnt leaning then.

Had i seen the lean,, i more than likely would have went,, hhmmmm better look at that. I dont condone massive trundles of every little thing or big things if there isnt a good reason. Just a bad happening all the way around.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 30, 2013 - 03:03am PT
Heaven help the bastids that did this paint job- if caught...Cuz their...
Heaven help the bastids that did this paint job- if caught...Cuz their ASS will be mine.
Credit: Ron Anderson

Heres the block a while back. Its probably 500 lbs perhaps.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 2, 2013 - 10:44am PT
bump~~anyone know who the injured climber is?
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Sep 2, 2013 - 10:46am PT
someone needs to take a sand blaster up there and do a graffiti clean up.

probably a waste of time though.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 2, 2013 - 10:51am PT
Pretty sad isnt it Kenny? No clue as to how someone can trash scenery like that.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Sep 2, 2013 - 10:56am PT
Keep Tahoe bold... leave obviously loose blocks on easy routes frequented by beginners.

Speedy recovery to the injured. Wish your experience had been more enjoyable.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 2, 2013 - 10:57am PT
wasnt ON ANY route,, but gud try. And WHEN the route went up,, the block wasnt loose. And the same for the 2000+ ascents by every one else.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Sep 2, 2013 - 11:16am PT
it wasn't ON ANY route

So, tell me again... where is it in this photo...



and how do you know it wasn't loose if it wasn't on any route?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 2, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
Who was the injured party?
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Sep 2, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Stopped by as well.

Remarkable it wasn't trundled somehow way earlier.

I can only imagine the drama of the moment.

Best wishes to the injured climber.
the czar

climber
meyers, ca.
Sep 2, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
it was a kid from the carson area. his friend came into the store and was hoping to put up a donation jar for him, apparently he lost a leg from the injury. real sad for the kid but his buddy said that he is in good spirits and already wants to figure out how to get out climbing again. now THAT's STOKE! keep it cool, dave.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 2, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
Hoh man poor kid! Somebody else had mentioned amputation, sorry it wasn't rumor.
But if he's still psyched so should be we!

Somebody get him in touch with Malcom Daly and suggest to himmthat there is better rock in the world than Dinosaur rock!

I work with adaptive learners, climbing and other, in classrooms and the crags. If you, anyone know him, have him give me a shout. Ask for Jaybro, Esp in Moab or Vedauwoo! Though I have connections in Washoe county, as well!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 3, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
Well dang! Still wants to climb--got to be a tough youngster there.



Best wishes during his recovery and learning life over again. Obviously spirit has everything to do with it, and his seems lofty!
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Sep 3, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
jaybro, that is a terrific idea!!

his buddy said that he is in good spirits and already wants to figure out how to get out climbing again

the czar, is there a way you can make contact with this local cragger or friend to suggest to him to start a kickstarter project or similar? it wouldn't take much to start it. (A donation jar is so 20th century.) I would think $5k (for starters?) as a threshold amount would go a ways. If anyone can make contact along these lines, please post any update here. Much appreciated, I'd love to contribute!!

http://www.kickstarter.com/
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Sep 5, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
Bump for the kid.

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 13, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#321125

This is the block....
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Oct 20, 2013 - 03:04am PT
http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/southshore/snews/8562402-113/lizaola-leg-lake-tahoe
South Lake Tahoe resident Anthony Lizaola can vividly describe the rock climbing accident in Carson City that took his leg in August.

He remembers reaching for a rock, the rock springing loose and the 20-foot fall to a ledge below. He recalls the 5-foot boulder coming down on his leg, and the leftover mess of muscle and bone.

It was shredded open, Lizaola said Thursday.

Hanging upside down and not wanting to fall another four or five feet to ground level, the 23-year-old used his right arm to hold himself up, while his left arm grasped his mangled leg.

The friend he was climbing with called 911, but it took about 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive, he said.

Lizaola was immediately taken to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. After coming out of surgery, he heard the news: his pelvis was broken, his clavicle was broken and his left leg had been amputated.

I had already expected the leg to be amputated, he said. It wasnt a big shock or anything. I kind of parted ways with it on the rock.

Lizaola currently gets around in a wheelchair and walker, but what he really needs is something more mobile, said his father, Hugo. On Nov. 4, a spaghetti feed will be held to help the family pay for a prosthetic.

Hes a great kid, he said. And hes full of energy. He just wants to get on with his life the way it was before.

Family friend and event organizer Jeannette Shippee said she hopes to raise about $10,000 for the limb.

Hes my family, Shippee said. I dont want to see him struggle.

Lizaola, who said hes been keeping a positive attitude since his accident, is happy to receive the support.

Its awesome, he said. Its definitely helping out a lot.

In the meantime, Lizaola said hes been focusing on his rehabilitation and eventually moving on with his life.

Theres no use in crying over spilled milk, I guess. Right? he said.

and more importantly
If you go

What: Spaghetti feed and silent auction

When: 5-8 p.m., Nov. 4

Where: Presbyterian Church, 2733 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 years old and younger.

Info: 530-573-3038

Direct donations: Marco Anthony Lizaola Medical Fund at El Dorado Savings Banks Bijou branch

If anyone knows him (or the people behind the fundraising efforts), suggest a paypal account as well. Great for spur of the moment donations.
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