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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Sep 4, 2010
Personal Photo
This poor guy took a short fall, hooked his arm, and then dangled from the biner on his arm (NOT the rope). He left gear on the second pitch of Break On Through in Eldorado Canyon and you'll get a slew of karma points if you can return it to him.

Contact him here:
mountainproject.com/scripts/Co...

One unlucky fall.
One unlucky fall.

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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Sep 4, 2010
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December 2013.
Damn, looks like a fake arm you'd have sticking out of your trunk on Halloween cruising up, and down the Vegas Strip.

Heal well, Patrick!

Hope he gets his gear back. If not, let's send him some! OUCH!

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By John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Sep 4, 2010
South of Windy Peak
Wow. Nice meathook maneuver. Get well soon!

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By Buff Johnson
Sep 4, 2010
smiley face
funny John, that's what I thought, also.

ouch! I can't even imagine the conversation between partners at this point.

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By patrick kadel
Sep 4, 2010
Bali Climber
Nick, thanks for the ride.

For anyone wondering how this happened...I don't know, exactly.

I had the good left foot, I had good gear, I fell, and then I was shocked at the result. I can only speculate I got my arm pinched behind the gear and somehow created the perfect storm for the meat hook maneuver.

Thanks for the good wishes...the DMM Meathook carabiner has since been extracted.

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By Old and Busted
From Centennial, CO
Sep 4, 2010
Stabby
A little warning would have been nice for cryin' out loud, geez

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By BirdDog
From Seattle, WA
Sep 4, 2010
Mt. Baker
Yuk! Check out the rope groove on that 'biner. Heal fast.

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By Robert Buswold
From Longmont, CO
Sep 4, 2010
Clear Creek Canyon, Capitalist Crag
That looks super painful. Now you've got an awesome souvenir though, and a cool ass story to gross out your grandkids one day!

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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Sep 4, 2010
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December 2013.
You're tough, that's for sure- I'm sure the whole ordeal was extremely painful!

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sep 5, 2010
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.
This same thing can happen if you grab a draw while falling and the carabiner catches the web between your thumb and index finger. Gahhhh! Seen a photo of that one, too.

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By J.J
Sep 5, 2010
Out of all the injuries you can get, that is probably the coolest one!!

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By Evan1984
Sep 5, 2010
That qualifies as one of the crazier accidents. Now I'll be afraiding of stabbing myself with a carabiner and not just the nut tool.

Was the gate taped open when it happened or is that after the fact?

Get well soon.

Evan

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By Ian
From Boulder, CO
Sep 5, 2010
Way Rambo
If a BD Oz can do so much damage, I wonder what a Positron with sharp keylock nose can do. Time to file the carabiners down. Get well.

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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Sep 5, 2010
Bocan
Holy Crap! Best wishes!

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By patrick kadel
Sep 5, 2010
Bali Climber
Evan Horvath aka Evan1984 wrote:
That qualifies as one of the crazier accidents. Now I'll be afraiding of stabbing myself with a carabiner and not just the nut tool. Was the gate taped open when it happened or is that after the fact? Get well soon. Evan


No, the gate was not taped open during climbing. It was an attempt to reduce discomfort until it was removed.

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By patrick kadel
Sep 5, 2010
Bali Climber
Ian wrote:
If a BD Oz can do so much damage, I wonder what a Positron with sharp keylock nose can do. Time to file the carabiners down. Get well.


It is a DMM Spectre. Never considered it sharp. Kinda like sticking a toothbrush through you arm...but with a hook on it so it won't come out.

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By patrick kadel
Sep 5, 2010
Bali Climber
BirdDog wrote:
Yuk! Check out the rope groove on that 'biner. Heal fast.


The DMM Spectre is made with a notch for the rope, the biner in the picture is in good shape. The nice blue has been worn off making it look worse in the picture.

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By England
From ?
Sep 5, 2010
Alpine toothpick.
I was eating my breakfast dude... This one needs a disclaimer. YUCK!!! Get well soon.

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By Malcolm Daly
From Boulder, CO
Sep 5, 2010
Nice puncture, Patrick. New we have one more reason to buy keylock carabiners. They come out of your arm easily.
Climb safe,
Mal

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By half-pad-mini-jug
From crauschville
Sep 5, 2010
that is straight up kevin mcbrutal!

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By jack roberts
Sep 5, 2010
Hmmmmm. Wonder if that would have happened had it been an oval 'biner. What a drag!!
The chances of that happening seem so slim. Heal up fast and well!

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By Ian
From Boulder, CO
Sep 5, 2010
Way Rambo
I bet locking biners on every draw would help.

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By SeaJellie
From Ann Arbor, MI
Sep 5, 2010
Adrift on the oceans.
One of my partners has the annoying habit of rotating every single crab clipped to the rope, to lower the odds of an accidental unclip.

After seeing this picture, I may pick up that annoying habit myself!

Heal up buddy.

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By RNclimber
From Riverside, Ca
Sep 5, 2010
Seconds before onsighting Gun Smoke V3, Joshua Tree bouldering
OMFG

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By Unboundquark
Sep 6, 2010
Halfway up Devil's Tower.
I'm glad that his injuries were not much worse. That could have been REALLY bad if it ripped through taking all sorts of muscles and tendons with it.

I think he's earned the nickname Patrick "quickdraw" Kadel.

-Glenn

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By Callie Rennison
From Boulder, Colorado
Sep 6, 2010
Ugh. I guess he now knows how a fish feels. Get well soon!

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