Ground fall at PG SF today.

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moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:44am PT
I fell from 6-7 feet and broke my heel bone. This guy fell 30 feet and no broken bones???

That's fuked up!

Moose
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Sep 1, 2014 - 09:03am PT
Sh#t happens. I used to work at a gym and would solo up/down/up/down for hours. Actually pretty fun... Hope he's OK
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Sep 1, 2014 - 09:50am PT
Werner, they absolutely prohibit soloing above a certain height in the roped climbing area. I don't remember the exact rule but I think it's not getting your feet more than around 5-6 feet off the ground. Obviously you solo higher than this in the bouldering areas but in there you have lots of pads to position in addition to the soft floor.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Sep 1, 2014 - 09:53am PT
@phylp - the gym I worked at had a color change on the wall (white to blue) which was the 'bouldering height.' you can boulder anywhere so long as it's no higher than about 10 feet.

A good rule!
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Sep 1, 2014 - 10:01am PT
i have on several occasions been 20'+ up at a gym when i realized i hadn't clipped into the auto belay. Fortunately there's always an easy route down at a gym.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Sep 1, 2014 - 10:13am PT
I've been there. There is no ground.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Sep 1, 2014 - 10:26am PT
I wonder how long it will take for PG to get a letter from his attorney.
They oughta sue him! Or the person standing next to him when he decked for "severe mental and emotional trauma".

Susan
socialclimber

climber
CA
Sep 1, 2014 - 01:19pm PT
i have on several occasions been 20'+ up at a gym when i realized i hadn't clipped into the auto belay. Fortunately there's always an easy route down at a gym.

Really? Several?


Charles
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Typewriters and Ledges
Sep 1, 2014 - 02:46pm PT
Well yeah, they're a gumby damnit!
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Sep 1, 2014 - 03:27pm PT
I fell from 6-7 feet and broke my heel bone. This guy fell 30 feet and no broken bones???

A lot of gyms have floors that are roughly the equivalent of a bouncy castle.

sween345

climber
back east
Sep 1, 2014 - 03:34pm PT
You don't have to fall very far


This was one month after Marcus told us about the new improvements






"Marshmallow soft"
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Sep 1, 2014 - 07:09pm PT
sween345, dude! a little warning on that ankle breaker.

90 degree angles ain't good.

hope that heals fast for her.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:43pm PT
Why did I even watch that? It was really disgusting. Hope she's OK.
WBraun

climber
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
Yeah

That was horrible.

Thanks for the reply phylp .....
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Sep 1, 2014 - 11:07pm PT
Seems the likelihood of the gym suing him would be higher than the guy using (edit: suing) the gym. The gym has clear rules he violated, and in doing so endangered the other customers. Even if he didn't get hurt, there's a good chance it could impact the gym's insurance rates which is a material financial damage. But I'm a legal idiot nonlawyer, just spewing on a forum for no apparent reason, so take me with a grain of salt.
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Sep 1, 2014 - 11:22pm PT
Really? Several?
Yes several. But I don't partoke of that any more. That may or may not be related.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Sep 2, 2014 - 01:00am PT
This is why I don't climb in gyms....
scrubbing bubbles

Social climber
Uranus
Sep 2, 2014 - 01:25am PT
one time I was the first to reach a guy who had decked from 40 feet or so; his foot was hanging on by just some skin and bits of soft tissue

it makes you realize that NOT decking is the name of the game





edit; this was outdoors

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Sep 2, 2014 - 01:34am PT
it makes you realize that NOT decking is the name of the game

Yep. part of my training program for new outdoor climbers questioning their gear placements is, "just don't fall".

Seems to work. (although I need to remember that too sometimes, it hurts. But I've been blessed with no broken parts...)
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Sep 2, 2014 - 04:54am PT

This is why I don't climb in gyms....


Yeah, stay outside where nobody falls or gets hurt... What?

Quick healing and a lesson learned to the fallen. Sometimes it's the school of hard knocks, for sure.
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