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Offline strandman

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Re: I fell so far i .........
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2010, 01:24:40 PM »
The late, great Bruce Kumpf- trying to rope solo Diagonal on Cathedral. In the sixties, Bruce whips off the crux bulge and literally fall all the way down to the top of P1 Standard route !

Knocked out, he comes to after hearing voices. A rescue party has come to get him, but it seems no one can climb up Standard.

Bruce ends up down climbing !

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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2010, 03:00:57 PM »
that's almost hysterical John...  :P
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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2010, 07:18:35 PM »
The scary part is that bruce told me this story in his own words about 3 months before he died. AND he worked for Draper ( Nukes) Lab.

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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2010, 09:08:16 AM »
I fell so far, I shit my second's pants.

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Re: I fell so far i .........
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2010, 10:28:15 PM »
I fell so far had to stop screaming and take a breath...

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« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2011, 07:18:36 PM »
Since spring is coming, I thought i might add a fine fall from around '86 or so-

Quincey Quarries, Mt Pinitubo had been erupting an d we were calling things the summer w/o summer. I did thebeast cracks literally 50 times.

Anyway. for those of you familiar with QQ  Up above and right of C wall is walk on the wild side a classic "5.10" problem , maybe 11b or so. I wasso geared after 2 months of rain that a solo was in order ( I had soloed it 3x before). All is well andthen the slap for the finish is moist... down ... down .. down I tried to grab the ledge and broke my thumb.. still up right and down I landed on my left side maybe 45' later , but not in the water.
 Since I'm alone - what to do ? wade out through the water ? NO Gotta sole back up the 4th class and down to the car.

A dude asks me if I fell and maybe I shouldn't try to work the clutch with my leg. Good idea.

Off to the hospital where I had "fallen on rocks"

At TC wedding next month and got married 2 months later

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Re: I fell so far i .........
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2011, 09:56:44 AM »
I think falling might have had something to do with you getting married. And it's been wine and "roses" ever since!!!! ;D ;D ;D