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Accident on Standard Route on Saturday

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Admin Al:
I don't know what happened, but I understand that there was a very serious accident on Standard Route today. are there any details?

DMan:
Some folks who assisted on the carry said it was a solo climber...

Not sure if it was related but everyone still getting after it should know things went from soft/easy to weird/brittle following that 2 days of rain then very cold temps... Standard was a total walk-up 5 days ago, but is probably a bit “dinner platy” now...

Again, no idea what happened here... just saying heads up for those still getting out there...

tradmanclimbz:
Victim appeared to be mid fiftys No ID and not able to communicate that info? soloing and fell from below the cave to the RR tracks hitting a good sized rock just before the tracks and possibly a tree as well. seemed in very serious condition with troubble breathing. the carry was smooth and fast with lots of folks helping and at least one SAR member & EMT on scene.

Standard center and right looked stepped out and very casual? standard left looked detached, baked and dangerous. Hobbit looked a bit detached? Pegasus Rock finish was excelent with the Hobbit start. The Pegasus pillars looked ready to fall at any moment. Smear looked reasonaby safe. lots of very dangerous conditions out there right now and a few safe options for the experienced climber. be aware that baked out hangers from the top of standard  and many other areas can kill you standing at the base...

lucky luke:

--- Quote from: tradmanclimbz on March 16, 2013, 09:55:57 PM ---Standard center and right looked stepped out and very casual? standard left looked detached, baked and dangerous. Hobbit looked a bit detached? Pegasus Rock finish was excelent with the Hobbit start. The Pegasus pillars looked ready to fall at any moment. Smear looked reasonaby safe. lots of very dangerous conditions out there right now and a few safe options for the experienced climber. be aware that baked out hangers from the top of standard  and many other areas can kill you standing at the base...

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ice was bad few weeks ago in standard, many of us had already call the season.

Hope a fast recovery for him

tradmanclimbz:
I do not know if ice condition had anything to do with This fall? The ice in the area that he fell from was blue, stepped out and very easy looking.

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