Accident at Lover's Leap on Sunday

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Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:17am PT
I agree with DMT...

But, there is a bit of comfort to be had in the pure predictability of it all.

I wonder if we will find out what actually took place on this one.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
Combine them and call it booty and bodies.

lol

I wonder if we will find out what actually took place on this one.


eh... more fun to rampantly speculate.
crankster

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:28pm PT
Someone falls and the ST genius's have it all figured out before there's been any report. Damn gym climbers.., rotten Leap rock.. - what the hell is that matter with you folks?

The Leap is excellent granite. Yes, newbies flock there and some fall, as well as more experienced folks at times, same as Yosemite. Did you ever have a close call when you stonemaster's were learning BITD?

Have a little compassion - hoping for a speedy recovery.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
JD,, im on-board... Booty and bodies,, week of ~~~~~ !!!!!


Stonewalker

Big Wall climber
Smartsville, Ca
Sep 11, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
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The rotors and the wall.
The rotors and the wall.
Credit: Stonewalker
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Lake Valley fire was on scene. The fallen climber had severe bruising on ribs. Suspected a possible punctured lung. The climber was Jason from south Lake Tahoe. Later that night he was discharged with bruised ribs. Lake Valley was the crew that recovered Dan and I off of Craven Image and also the lady that fell on Surrelaistic Pillar. They are amazing at what they do.
Stonewalker

Big Wall climber
Smartsville, Ca
Sep 11, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
CHP hoisting injured climber.
CHP hoisting injured climber.
Credit: Stonewalker
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 11, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Cool pics,, and Good to hear it only bruised ribs.


Have jason give me a call. Ill meet him at Clear creek for some pro -placement exercises. Advanced nutcraft/camcraft as it were.

rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Sep 11, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
Someone decks at the Leap and a lecture tour starts, 100 miles away.

This place has an rc.com element to it....

DMT

Wrong. Distance has nothing to do with it. This problem exists everywhere. The number of people I see climbing out here who can't even belay is disturbing to say the least.

[Edit]

Turning a blind eye on the problem does not make it go away.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Kinda funny that DMT criticizes an attempt to educate the younger climbers when hes always talking about how we should educate the young climbers and not just tell them this or that.

My local lil crag now sees at least two serious accidents per summer. This is kind of alarming to me. Lots of work went into making the routes rather safe and protectable yet accidents are piling up there.

Sooo, in an effort to educate, im currently waiting on a call back from the western NV community college ( community education dept)about teaching a class on climbing. I may live to regret this, or not. Someone put this bug in my ear a while back. But im willing to giver a good try. They will learn trad first, sport second..


michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Sep 11, 2013 - 03:58pm PT
I'm inconfident in my gear placement, that's why I stick to sport and bouldering. Lol.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Sep 11, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
Wow Ron that seems like a big undertaking , you should consider putting a limit on the number of students that can enroll in the class , like 8 maybe .

I took an intro-to-rock-climbing class at Fullerton Junior College back in the day, it was held at the local gym . I loved it and was hooked . Wish we could have gotten outside to real rock though .
mjb

Trad climber
Point Pleasant, NJ
Sep 12, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
for the youngsters that are looking for colleges with real rock nearby

http://blogs.fortlewis.edu/adventureeducation/?tag=rock-climb

Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO has had a rock climbing class since at least 1974 and the class takes place on real rock, at the x-rock area in town.

Glad to hear that the accident was only bruised ribs.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Sep 12, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Stonewalker-

What happened on Craven Image?

Great route, but a tricky path to follow.

There is a 5.7X pitch that suckers people into, until it's too late!
John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Sep 13, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
Nathan Smith does a great job with his climbing and rescue courses up at the U...

http://continue.utah.edu/noncredit/classes?cat=rec&show=50
Friedo

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe
Sep 13, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) has a rock climbing class for beginners, intermediates, leading and self rescue. That's how I got started (sort of).

RON,
Let me know if you need an assistant instructor for the WNC class if/when they get back to you. That way, you could accommodate more than 8 people.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Sep 13, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
Hey Ron if the class thing comes to fruition,(Insurance will probably be the sticking point) you might want to give Pat Mathews a call. Or even Rocco they both have experience with the problems of teaching climbing out of colleges and university's. Might have some insight on getting around the red tape. Where does Clear Creek actual sit is it on Indian Land? That might be another consideration.
Of course if your students can climb 5.11 in the gym they don't need to learn how to place no stinkin' gear.... Could be natural selection at least we were smart enough to go slow and learn nutcraft, they didn't have any stinkin' cams back then, or maybe we were lucky.
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
Sep 13, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
Mark
Its on Tribal Land.....memer we almost got arrested there that one cold snowy night a couple years ago for trespassing. At least I almost did for talking to the tribal police.
Shawn
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 13, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
Shawn, Mark,, you can go to this site:http://www.douglascountynv.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/952


and look at map 3.3 which is the washoe tribes lower Clear creek acreage. Dino is on BLM lands...
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
Sep 13, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
Hmmmmmm interesting Ron as the tribal police tried to arrest me for trespassing there several years ago.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 13, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
Yeah those RUBES TRY to pull all manner of stuff lol! They have water rights and a diversion house thats part of the stewart water system, but very little actual lands in clear creek. Their upper property is even less.
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