When was the last time you bailed?


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Gym climber
the range
Dec 14, 2017 - 05:01am PT
thanks mcreel,
my avatar has been dodgy lately,
but now it's fixed

i hope to be around awhile.

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Q- Ball

Mountain climber
but to scared to climb them anymore
Dec 14, 2017 - 05:08am PT
I was fishing solo in a small skiff for snapper. Dropping 3hook HES rigs about 700-900 feet. It took a lot for me to try and stay over the lines running my leaky boat and bringing in fish.

Then I noticed the bilge pump had cut out and I was sitting low in the water. I hand bailed for an hour and wasn't making headway. I gave it hell and roared towards some islands. I had so much water in the boat the bow was pointed to the sky and felt relief when I got close to shore and shallow water.

Eventually made it back to the nearest house 7 miles away. My buddy helped me bail and it took us two hours to get her dry. Ughh close call.
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Gym climber
the range
Dec 14, 2017 - 06:07am PT

i like me an old man of the sea story, anyday.

that cat didn't bail.
but i guess his boat wasn't leaking, like yours.

he also stayed the wary course, like you.

you suitors of the sea are so savy!

Mountain climber
The Ocean
Dec 14, 2017 - 07:14am PT
Going up the mast in choppy conditions a few days ago.

Trad climber
Mancos, CO & Bend, OR
Dec 14, 2017 - 08:40am PT
Good one Q.

When you bailed, you bailed!

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Dec 22, 2017 - 01:11pm PT
2 bolts into a slab choss pile two weeks ago. Messy and wet. Went back last weekend to finish it when it was dry. Got it done. Will be a classic, no doubt.

No epic bail running from death warmed over, just bailed because I was done with the mess for the day. Now this week I have some knee swelling. Maybe I should have bailed again.


Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Dec 22, 2017 - 05:26pm PT
Moving story, tolerant, but you shoulda started hiking sooner. With pooch in arms.

My last bail was after hiking to the top. Rap-in route. Did not rap in.


Boulder climber
Dec 22, 2017 - 05:57pm PT
In the shadows of the second huge rock slide we left a couple of hundred dollars of carabiners on New Dawn while down aiding through the night . On a positive note, we spruced up Lay Lady Ledge quite nicely- enjoy.

Grizzlyville, WY
Dec 30, 2017 - 10:16pm PT
Today. Because I'm a weak flaccid dog.
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 30, 2017 - 11:42pm PT
I refer you to this threads 4th tale:

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 31, 2017 - 05:13am PT
Back when I was a teenage climber, an old climber looked at me skeptically when I told him that I was also a climber. He asked me how many times I had bailed, and when I told him my bail rate was about 50% he said, "Okay. You're a real climber."

Ever make a pact with God, that if he got you off the climb alive then you would never climb again? I guess I'm going to hell, 'cause I violated that pact a lot.
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