I took a 15 footer on Reppy's Crack in June 2000. Only significant leader fall I've ever taken. I was just above the pod crux, my (non-crack climbin') feet were screaming for mercy and my (non-crack climbin') forearms were about to give it to them. I slipped out of the crack and was off. My memory of the next several seconds is still crystal clear.
- "Thank bloody f**k" (thinking of my released feet)
- "I am totally fine with that big blue cam"
- "Wow! this is taking a long time"
(TAP. my left foot gently connects with the rock and instantly goes numb)
- "Oh s**t, that's not good"
Then I came to a stop several feet below the pod. Other than a fractured ankle bone I was totally fine. On top of the biggest TALUS slope in the north east I managed to fracture my TALUS bone. Needless to say the walk (read slide, crawl, grovel, hop) out was no fun but 10 weeks later the cast came off and I've since recovered.