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Offline Robbovius

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12 weeks later
« on: November 14, 2009, 06:57:32 pm »
Last thursday was the 12 week "anniversary" of my fall and ankle breakage.

in those 12 weeks - TO THE HOUR, I might add - I went from this...



...this...



...and then this...



to this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qup27ezZuB4


So far so good, still a long way to go..
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Offline WanderlustMD

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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009, 08:10:48 pm »
heh, nice one Rob.
Glad to see you are back in the saddle.


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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2009, 08:12:17 pm »
take it slow.

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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2009, 08:22:53 am »
nice Rob...don't push it too hard. I'll give you the knee tho.  ::)
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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2009, 11:29:38 am »
 ;) Keep it up and soon you will have two ankles like mine

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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2009, 07:17:00 pm »
guys, thanks.  Al, I haven't quite figured out a way to get shoe rubber onto my knee.

strandman, no, one is plenty ;-)

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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2009, 08:11:33 pm »
Rob, what did you fall off of? was it belayed or rope solo?

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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2009, 08:17:07 am »
Rob, what did you fall off of? was it belayed or rope solo?

I was leading the 5.6 climb "cerberus" at Purgatory Chasm in sutton, MA. there's several variations, and the hardest has the crux at the start, thru an overhang that involves a semi-dyno kinda move. I've toproped it a bounch. Its fun, big powerful hero moves, the holds are all relatively juggy...except for this one sucker hold, that I went for because my focus was taking a break, that was a bit greasy with dirt and condensation, and instead of getting the full four knuckles in that I was used to got like one and a half, and started to slip off, and tried to reset my hand, and, well...see the first picture above.

I had one piece in but it was low and off to the right, and that at least kept me from tumbling back into the boulders behind me. there are almost no good landings at Purgatory.

I've led the route before, but gone up the ledges to the right and avoided the overhang..."skipped the crux" as it were.


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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009, 08:38:46 am »
Bummer!  best of luck healing up.  Low cruxes suck  INMOP ;)

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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2009, 11:03:28 am »
Bummer!  best of luck healing up.  Low cruxes suck  INMOP ;)

Ditto Rob. Heal quickly...ice is on its way!
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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2009, 02:10:59 pm »
They make kneepads that are some kind of soft foam on the inside, hard plastic on the outside.  I  bet you could easily cut a good edge into the hard plastic outside.  Probably much friendlier on the holds than what I'd do (epoxy on a selection of aid hooks.)

Cheers!

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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2009, 02:50:22 pm »
Ditto Rob. Heal quickly...ice is on its way!

 yeah! I finally got my foot back into its ice boot last weekend, too! didn't take too much wrestling, popped right in fairly easily.

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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2009, 12:10:12 am »
Nice job with the cast on.  I'm sure you got some interesting looks from the crowd at Central Rocks. 
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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2009, 08:40:59 am »
Rob, it's great to hear that you're healing well and rehab is coming along. Keep up your spirits, and you'll be back on the sharp end in no time.

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Re: 12 weeks later
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2009, 12:11:42 pm »
jay, thanks, everybody thanks. its kinda taken over my life, or at least my facebook status posts ;-)  I'm happy to report it doesn't seem to have messed with my head much. I admit thinking of leading thru that overhang again makes me feel a little nervous, but I was looking at some of the sport routes at CRG last thursday and was actually eager to get back on them.