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Author Topic: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday  (Read 1026 times)

DLottmann

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Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:11:25 PM »

Classic situation of a hiker getting into technical terrain.

http://www.conwaydailysun.com/index.php/newsx/local-news/108400-rescue-080613

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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 07:11:36 AM »

Yikes! I hope he recovers ok.
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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 08:03:53 AM »

Yeah, wishing a speedy recovery.

When climbing Pinnacle Buttress, you get an overhead view of people on the Huntington Ravine hiking trail with time to view while belaying.
Almost every time during summer you see someone trend a little left on the slabs and it's horrifying to watch. Butt scooting, shoulder boosts, etc.

It looks steeper from that perspective and that adds to the feeling that someones going to pitch. I've even hollered over " The trail goes right, go right, go right".

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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 01:30:45 PM »





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If it's overhanging, I'm probably off-route.

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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 02:22:56 PM »

oh my....
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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 02:51:26 PM »

We planned on doing Henderson on Saturday. It was pouring the entire approach and we had a first-timer with us so at the last minute we chose to continue up the Huntington Ravine trail. (my new favorite)

The trail is gem but I wasn't mad we brought our approach and climbing shoes. (Found an old pin up there too). Watching people in Nikes goof around, wander off off-route, and slide on wet slab was a bit unnerving. A lot of the trail markers are hard to see. Definitely takes some trail finding at times. 

« Last Edit: August 07, 2013, 03:11:27 PM by mechanicalchris »
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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2013, 03:22:58 PM »





Dale

That looks like a mild version of Stolby.
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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2013, 03:44:16 PM »

^^
Minus the grandmothers with babushkas and knotted monkey-fists for pro.
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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2013, 03:55:49 PM »

That's what I was talking about.
It looks like the Monty Python episode where they climb the sidewalk on a busy London street.
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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2013, 06:51:41 PM »

OMG Perswig those shots are epic... totally sums up un-prepared folks on a 4th class hiking trail. All that is missing is a few terrified dogs and a crying 5 year old...
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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013, 08:30:40 PM »

In before Champ blames those pics on either sport climbing or Krakauer.
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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2013, 11:06:21 AM »

  Great pics Dale 
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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2013, 12:56:46 PM »

Hey, dpen, how the heck are ya?!  Climbing or entrepreneur-ing?
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Re: Hiker falls in Huntington Ravine yesterday
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2013, 07:14:24 PM »

Good, thx Dale.    Not enough climbing, that's for sure :(
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