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Accident on Cannon
« on: June 22, 2016, 08:26:22 AM »
Heard there was an accident on Whitney G. 30 ft fall and pulled gear. Hope no serIous injuries were sustained.
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Re: Accident on Cannon
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 04:14:05 PM »
Found this online:

http://www.wmur.com/news/man-injured-after-fall-from-cliff-at-cannon-mountain/40152504

it is obvious. it is the fault of the rock. The guy didn't make any mistake that we can learned. It is current to see people fallen like apple from a three. It is what they do in a gym. I had one in the gunks recently and he, and me, was lucky that the rusty pin hold is fall. It was the only protection and loose rock.

Nobody need to learn how to climb trad. and nobody need to learn how to avoid an accident by reading the mistake of other.

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Re: Accident on Cannon
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 04:19:57 PM »
Thank you Mr. Cannon..

Rusty pins ???  NH has a few, a  lot of them are fine.

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Re: Accident on Cannon
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 09:23:55 PM »
Say Luke- I'm being serious here- how many leader falls have you taken and what's the longest one?

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Re: Accident on Cannon
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2016, 09:32:54 AM »
Say Luke- I'm being serious here- how many leader falls have you taken and what's the longest one?
I was the leader most of the time. I felt two times a year in general.
I climbed in remote area. On sight. A broken leg can end by a death where I climbed. No rescue. No phone or signal.
The,rock where I climb was not clean and I have all the natural features from a falling tree to loose rock. Cathedral is close to a rock gym when I begin to climb there. My topo was a line in a picture of a cliff bigger than canon.

We can't came back to those remote area. But safety is safety. And we think more to came back safe than to show that I did the 5.10 to look good.
Some 5.7 was very challenging and we came back very happy of the challenge. Route finding . Safety sunshine friendship where all present
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Re: Accident on Cannon
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 11:03:30 AM »
Cathedral  rock gym ?... I'm gonna need some time for a reply

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Re: Accident on Cannon
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2016, 11:21:16 AM »
Why did you do most of the leading ?   Bring an inexperienced partner into a remote situation ?  Ego???/

Reminds me of Cesare Maestri...I lead, my partners know the deal

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Re: Accident on Cannon
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2016, 03:51:52 PM »
I hope Justin recovers OK. not much in the way of details. he fell & 2 pieces of protection failed! ugh!
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Re: Accident on Cannon
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 04:38:46 PM »
Wishing Justin a speedy and a full recovery. Pretty long haul to carry someone from up there, I wonder if a helicopter was utilized?

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Re: Accident on Cannon
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2016, 11:42:54 AM »
Reminds me of Cesare Maestri...I lead, my partners know the deal

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Re: Accident on Cannon
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2016, 05:33:52 PM »
Back on topic for minute===WG has got really suck to fall off at almost any point. I can't imagine ripping gear as well......hope the guy is OK