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Heal up soon!!!
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Epics and Accidents / Barber wall, nutcracker; thank you to MRS and conway fd
« Last post by ralbert20 on July 10, 2017, 07:48:30 PM »
A short update for now on the accident this morning. Multiple transverse fractures t9 to l5. Lung contusion, fractured hip, at least one broken rib. All else seems ok. No Neuro damage apparent. Likely discharged tomorrow.

A massive thank you to all involved in the rescue. I'll post more when I am not on my phone.

Rob
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General Climbing / Re: PSA - Hugo's Horror Revisited
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on July 10, 2017, 01:02:54 PM »
Ah, that explains that! I always forget which to pull so I almost always clip a draw to the pull side before leaving the station...
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General Climbing / Re: PSA - Hugo's Horror Revisited
« Last post by Jeff on July 08, 2017, 09:55:22 AM »
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170706/Willard_rope.jpg

Al that looks like a Flat Overhand Bend with the tails tucked through the right rap ring... how did that happen and was there any purpose to it? I've never seen the tails threaded through like that....

Dave, I believe that in Al's report he mentioned that they first pulled the wrong rope; therefore I believe that the knot started to pull through the ring (looks like one of those old style rolled aluminum rings which should be replaced when proper length chains are added), leaving the tails still through the ring. Probably a good thing as it might have been a bigger problem if the knot and tails had completely pulled through the ring before they pulled down on the purple rope.  ::)
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General Climbing / Re: PSA - Hugo's Horror Revisited
« Last post by markvnh on July 07, 2017, 08:59:49 PM »
Al,

When I read your your report it was very ironic you mentioned the tat and your rope pic was of the un-equalized rap station!

Mark
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General Climbing / Re: PSA - Hugo's Horror Revisited
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on July 07, 2017, 05:17:48 PM »
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170706/Willard_rope.jpg

Al that looks like a Flat Overhand Bend with the tails tucked through the right rap ring... how did that happen and was there any purpose to it? I've never seen the tails threaded through like that....
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General Climbing / Re: PSA - Hugo's Horror Revisited
« Last post by Admin Al on July 07, 2017, 01:39:49 PM »
totally agree with all that. you can read what I thought in this week's Report. I also mentioned it to Jon Sykes. I traversed from that anchor over right to the Space Time anchor. I didn't have any spare sling/webbing with me. I also thought one of the hangers was loose. it would be better if it had ring hangers.

as for the lower anchor, it has some screw links that aren't actually even. why the bolts aren't straight I don't understand. at the least what there should be is some chain so you can equalize the load.

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20170706/Willard_rope.jpg
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Partner Exchange / Re: Sunday 7/9
« Last post by JSteitzer on July 07, 2017, 10:24:06 AM »
Hi Guys, anyone up for Cannon / Waterville / Franconia type area?

Would love to get out and climb!

Tom
Hey Tom, I'd be interested.

I'm pretty out of shape, so down to climb whatever but only leading easy stuff right now. (I Lead the entire WG yesterday, for example)

Shoot me a pm if you want.

Jon

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Partner Exchange / Sunday 7/9
« Last post by tks on July 07, 2017, 10:20:58 AM »
Hi Guys, anyone up for Cannon / Waterville / Franconia type area?

Would love to get out and climb!

Tom
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Beginners Area / Re: Tech Tip Tuesday
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on July 07, 2017, 10:03:17 AM »
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