Ammon McNeely


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Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Jun 27, 2014 - 02:15pm PT
Healing thoughts going your way Ammon! Thanks for the update of your adventures and tribulations.......

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jun 27, 2014 - 11:08pm PT
You broke the fibular plate and tibial screws from having too much fun, classic.

No bro, I was hiking around with minimal pain and feeling strong for nearly four months. The infection is very slow growing, so it took a while to deteriorate and weaken/kill the bone until hardware failure. Once the hardware failed my bones couldn't support my activities and started shifting. When the screws broke and the fibula plate bent/cracked my entire leg started bowing. That was the only red flag that prompted me to get it checked out. The docs said the hardware never would have malfuntioned that far into recovery if it wasn't for the infection. I was taking it a lot easier than it looks, lots of butt slide BASE jumps and one footed climbs, haa... more easily done when aiding.

Basically, those little buggers formed a colony and declared mutiny on their own vessel. To Davey Jones' Locker with them. Yaaaarrr!!!

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 28, 2014 - 06:58am PT
Aye! Dead germs tell no tales!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Jun 28, 2014 - 07:01am PT
Dang Ammon -- cheap ass china screws er whut? Dood,, heres hoping for an eventual FULL ASS RECOVERY.!!
Jim Clipper

from: forests to tree farms
Jun 28, 2014 - 08:22am PT
Why hasn't anyone anyone developed antibiotic coated/impregnated screws. Nano ceramics? Glues/antibiotics? immune mediators, growth factors, etc?

I would guess infections are rare, but they seem to be tough. Blood flow and immune response is limited? There must be something more tolerable than metal. I've heard (from an MD) that some of the tools used in orthopedics look like they're straight off the hardware store shelf. I'm sure there are some pretty specialized tools/materials too.

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jun 28, 2014 - 10:34am PT
Back in this rig for six weeks while I fight the infection with antibiotics.

External fixator
External fixator
Credit: ElCapPirate

Dang Ammon -- cheap ass china screws er whut? Dood

Does anyone read my drivel er whut? Haha. LOL

No, the infection weakened my bones to the point that all of the impact was on the hardware. The metal is like a paper clip, it will bend and then bend back. But, multiple times it will eventually fatigue to the point of breaking.
The Larry

Moab, UT
Jun 28, 2014 - 10:38am PT
Good luck brother. Call me if you need anything.

Jun 28, 2014 - 10:57am PT
Nice Russian aider set up.

Heal quickly!
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Jun 28, 2014 - 03:02pm PT
Climbing long routes in a push will seem like a party after going through all of this, Ammon. Not that I would know anything about that...

Hope that you are feeling much better soon!

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 28, 2014 - 03:23pm PT
Lay waste to them bugs.. full broadside.. FIIIIRE!!

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jun 28, 2014 - 04:22pm PT
Credit: Largo

We out to start a fixator club, Ammon.

Heal up, Bro.


Boulder, CO
Jun 28, 2014 - 04:35pm PT
I read what you wrote, Mate! Heal up brother. Come to SushiFest in Vedauwoo. Half the people attending are either broken or geriatric so you'll fit right in!

The only thing I gotta say is:


The Eco-pirate ship I was on last weekend. Sea Watch - Shark Boat:

Credit: nature

SHARK!!!! Everyone IN the water!!!

Don't ask what happened to Gym's eye.
Don't ask what happened to Gym's eye.
Credit: nature
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Aurora Colorado
Jun 28, 2014 - 07:27pm PT
I was going to say something about Hank Caylor's blue boob (see above) but forgot what it was. Obviously I thought it was a girl at first.

Really sorry to hear about the infection, it sounds like a big mess inside that has to get cleaned up. Make sure your doctors are paying attention to you during your recovery.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Jun 28, 2014 - 08:33pm PT
Heal Up Ammon! Looks yucky but you're a tough duuuude!

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jun 29, 2014 - 04:40am PT
Beautiful way to wake up
You ain't kidding, bro

tinker b

the commonwealth
Jun 29, 2014 - 05:23am PT
where are you staying while you heal? give us an address...

visualize yourself annialating those beasties... i am not one for violence, but kick some ass...

take care of yourself, sending healing thoughts your way.
Credit: tinker b
son of pirate!
son of pirate!
Credit: tinker b
from january...i am sure you can make miracles happen again...happy healing.

Gym climber
Great White North
Jun 29, 2014 - 09:42am PT
we're almost twins


Sport climber
Made in California
Jul 2, 2014 - 10:32am PT
Back in this rig for six weeks while I fight the infection with antibiotics.

Oh man, Ammon... sorry to hear about this.
You are so strong and inspirational... Peaceful and healing vibes to you, friend.


Jul 2, 2014 - 12:27pm PT
dayum...good luck to everyone who has their leg bunged up.....

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Jul 2, 2014 - 12:44pm PT
Do not inject the Cobra.

Heal up bro!
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