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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 08:14:55 am »
"...could not go up or down..."

what???
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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 08:40:23 am »
That is fuking pathetic.

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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2016, 09:31:35 am »
I get the not being able to go up but not being able to go down! there has to be more to the story.

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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 10:14:07 am »
" or down..."

what???

"Without leaving some of my brand new rack behind"

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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 10:29:56 am »
My biggest fear is someday having to call for a rescue and then logging in on this website and seeing everyone ostracize us hahaha...

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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 10:46:20 am »
The two clowns are paying for this right?

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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 11:29:08 am »
I'm sure they had their "hike safe" cards attached to their harnesses--probably why they called in the first place.

Why rap and leave gear when we can be saved for freeeeeeeeeeee!

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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 11:57:17 am »
My biggest fear is someday having to call for a rescue and then logging in on this website and seeing everyone ostracize us hahaha...

LOL the horror

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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2016, 11:59:13 am »
hahahaha  ;D

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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2016, 01:30:41 pm »
...I guess they don't teach rappelling at the gym! You gotta be kidding - couldn't go up or down! Yep, they should have to reimburse. 

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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2016, 01:54:25 pm »
To be fair, it seems like they waited a good bit after dark to make the call.

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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2016, 02:04:54 pm »
It does seem sad they couldn't figure out how or were unprepared to go down, but with that being said, at that point it probably is good that they called with perfect weather for hypothermia coming in.
 Personally, even though the day was beautiful,  with it being so short now and knowing what was coming, I wouldn't have gone up  more than a few pitches unless I was very experienced, fast and knew the route well (with bail possibilities). We should probably hear their story before slagging them too much. We have no idea from the usually lax news reports if anything else was going on that could have affected their decision.

I do think they should make a nice donation to the rescue team for making them go up in the middle of the night and saving their asses.
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Re: Rescue on Cannon (Moonshadow) last night
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2016, 04:32:58 pm »
We saw the headlamp when we got to the parking lot around dusk and wondered for a few minutes if they were in trouble, but decided that they were probably OK and just dealing with messy ropes while rapping. I feel a little bad that we didn't try to communicate and see if they needed help - maybe we could have helped to save time, expense, effort, and concern for all involved.

Glad they're safe.