I hope that people like LL who believe you can make everything we do in the mountains safe by reading books and following rules will read this....a typical climber that you form is one I had recently in a multipitch. he was doing a rappel with a prusick. the prusick jam. and the climber let the rope go and use is both hands to untied the prusick at one hundred feet from the ground. some of you are stupid enough to to say that it is normal. the guy want to lead. imagine the danger
1. Again, What the fuck does this have to do with my post? We were hiking down dumb-fuck and a rock split and dumped me. NO AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE CAN CHANGE THE FACT THAT SHIT HAPPENS, BETWEEN MY PARTNER AND I THERE IS ALMOST 90 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE CLIMBING AND GUIDING. Rick Wilcox told me something many years ago after a very scary experience that I will never forget and he is right on!
"If you play the climbing game for a long time and play hard chances are that something bad will happen, hopefully you walk away with a scary story and no more." Rick Wilcox to Roger Greenwood and I after we were bombed by massive rockfall on Union Jack and my leg was broken back in 1990. The rock fall started 200' above us, I'm sure in your book we fucked up and caused it!
2. "Some of you are stupid enough to to say that it is normal."
I vote you the #1 most ignorant asshole to ever post on this board!
I know either personally or thru reputation almost everyone who posts regularly here, and I would tie in at anytime with any of them. I can't say that about you, you are such an asshole that I would never climb with you no matter how good you THINK you are!
LL putting it all on the line in Pawtuckaway! Such an attentive belayer.