surprised no one has posted about it here tho. hadn't heard anything as of today.
This "keese" person has 4 posts ever on crock(dot)com all only on this thread. They opened the account at Oct 12, 2009, 6:36 AM posts the Gilman Thread @ 6:54... Now they have moved over here and spread similar information slightly differeing information preferenced with "it's what being talked about on other sites".
This this is totally sust.
First "refrigerator sized blocks" fell with 11 people below it. No one gets hurt.
Than our friend Keezy raps to safety and learns
"Rope cut in 6 places" of lead group.
"blown anchor" (Sounds like a movie)
How,d Keezy figure all this out?
Follow that up with a confusing yet detailed account of the inexperienced hordes on the climb, were they part of a group of 9 or the only experienced party of 2 or... and welded gear that is good now.
I,d say the rock fall and number of people on the gilman are totally believable ¦ even the number of inexperienced people I would believe some days... but after that it gets more than a little suspect.http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2219894;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;
12 Climbers on route. First group reportedly blew their anchor (with no injuries) and dropped a couple refrigerator sized blocks onto the belay ledge for the pipe pitch. (The ledge with the 5 inch knee catcher off width and finger crack). Which took out more rock at the top of the 5.6 portion of P2/3. Dust up to 60m in the air . No one hurt again. But the 5.6 side opposite the 5.8 variant is not what it was before. Maybe harder or not, only one climber went through the new section. (They were leading when the rockfall took out the ledge 20ft above and 15ft to their left. Probably not 5.6 anymore if it was since the last rockfall. Welded pink Clog in that section now. Its good if you want to clip it.)
Someone from the party of 3 that dropped the rock please post and tell us what happened. And how you cut your ropes in 6 places, blew an anchor, how you didnt get hurt, and why you decided to keep going?
-one of the 9 who bailed from below