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Title: I fell so far i .........
Post by: strandman on March 29, 2010, 06:14:04 pm
"i could not see my partner"

Gogarth in wales ' i swung so far out to sea, I came back with an irish accent"

Shit, you fell so far , I thought you were gonna run out of rope
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Post by: The other tomcat on March 29, 2010, 06:31:14 pm
I fell so far I ripped a line of knifeblades and decked.Big rope burn full of dirt across the back of my thigh.My buddy said he could clean it out for me...with an alcohol pad...

I said OK....
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Post by: strandman on March 29, 2010, 06:35:56 pm
would have really cool if all the KB's had stuck in !
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Post by: llamero on March 29, 2010, 10:49:23 pm
I fell so far I got a lecture from Strandman and GO at NEClimbs.com  :P
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Post by: Admin Al on March 30, 2010, 08:22:32 am
I fell so far I got a lecture from Strandman and GO at NEClimbs.com  :P

LOL........
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Post by: strandman on March 30, 2010, 09:32:12 am
HA ! Try this one- In the '80's Charles Cole (owner of 5.10) was trying the second ascent of Space , an A5 on El Cap, solo. He was reaching up to clip the anchors on P12 and fell. He ripped THE WHOLE pitch ! 140' and took a 300' er.
Of course being solo on an overhanging wall, the entire rack came down and smacked him in the face. THEN he had to jug the pitch and re- lead it 'cause there was no rappeling off.
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Post by: strandman on March 30, 2010, 09:33:17 am
I fell so far I got a lecture from Strandman and GO at NEClimbs.com  :P
NO lectures for big falls, just praise ! ;D
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Post by: j_sol on March 30, 2010, 09:36:11 am
I took a 40 footer once and ran out of scream on my way down...
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Post by: strandman on March 30, 2010, 09:46:09 am
I took a 40 footer once and ran out of scream on my way down...
NICE !
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Post by: old_school on March 30, 2010, 10:58:57 am
I fell so far I had to take a rickshaw home!  ;D
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Post by: strandman on March 30, 2010, 11:10:26 am
How about a rickshaw for approaches ! ?  ??? Worth it I think. Maybe some Valley rats would earn some cash for a ride up to half Dome ?
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Post by: tradmanclimbz on March 30, 2010, 11:16:55 am
I went over backwards on a bar stool once and got shut off. The tarbender would not believe that it was only my 2nd beer no matter how much I begged. Had to finish up down the street at a bar that knew me better.
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Post by: strandman on March 30, 2010, 11:24:34 am
 :D One time I fell ON the wagon ! I'll not go that far again !!!!!!!!
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Post by: richslezak on March 30, 2010, 11:49:44 am
I've fallen and can't get up
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Post by: old_school on April 02, 2010, 12:14:22 pm
I went over backwards on a bar stool once and got shut off. The tarbender would not believe that it was only my 2nd beer no matter how much I begged. Had to finish up down the street at a bar that knew me better.

LOL...and had seatbelts!!   :D
 ;)
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Post by: strandman 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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Post by: Admin Al on April 07, 2010, 03:00:57 pm
that's almost hysterical John...  :P
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Post by: strandman 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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Post by: Robbovius on May 20, 2010, 09:08:16 am
I fell so far, I shit my second's pants.
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Post by: jfazioli on May 27, 2010, 10:28:15 pm
I fell so far had to stop screaming and take a breath...
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Post by: strandman 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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Post by: steve weitzler 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