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Sep 4, 2010
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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.
Nick Wilder
From The Bubble
Joined Jan 1, 2005
1,748 points
Sep 4, 2010
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December...
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!
Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Joined May 25, 2005
4,468 points
Sep 4, 2010
South of Windy Peak
Wow. Nice meathook maneuver. Get well soon! John Hegyes
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 2, 2002
4,285 points
Sep 4, 2010
funny John, that's what I thought, also.

ouch! I can't even imagine the conversation between partners at this point.
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,494 points
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.
patrick kadel
Joined Jun 29, 2006
35 points
Sep 4, 2010
Stabby
A little warning would have been nice for cryin' out loud, geez Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
839 points
Sep 4, 2010
Mt. Baker
Yuk! Check out the rope groove on that 'biner. Heal fast. BirdDog
From Seattle, WA
Joined Jan 27, 2010
5 points
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! Robert Buswold
From Longmont, CO
Joined Jul 5, 2010
55 points
Sep 4, 2010
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December...
You're tough, that's for sure- I'm sure the whole ordeal was extremely painful! Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Joined May 25, 2005
4,468 points
Sep 5, 2010
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
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. Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,495 points
Sep 5, 2010
Out of all the injuries you can get, that is probably the coolest one!! J.J
Joined Aug 23, 2008
185 points
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
Evan1984
Joined Aug 15, 2007
77 points
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. Ian
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
29 points
Sep 5, 2010
Bocan
Holy Crap! Best wishes! Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
927 points
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.
patrick kadel
Joined Jun 29, 2006
35 points
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.
patrick kadel
Joined Jun 29, 2006
35 points
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.
patrick kadel
Joined Jun 29, 2006
35 points
Sep 5, 2010
Alpine toothpick.
I was eating my breakfast dude... This one needs a disclaimer. YUCK!!! Get well soon. England
From ?
Joined Aug 26, 2008
281 points
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
Malcolm Daly
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
440 points
Sep 5, 2010
that is straight up kevin mcbrutal! half-pad-mini-jug
From crauschville
Joined Apr 8, 2008
1,971 points
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!
jack roberts
Joined Oct 30, 2002
62 points
Sep 5, 2010
Way Rambo
I bet locking biners on every draw would help. Ian
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
29 points
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.
SeaJellie
From Ann Arbor, MI
Joined Jun 5, 2008
9 points
Sep 5, 2010
Half dome Cables
OMFG Jan Tarculas
From Riverside, Ca
Joined Mar 6, 2010
787 points
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
Unboundquark
Joined May 8, 2008
205 points
Sep 6, 2010
Ugh. I guess he now knows how a fish feels. Get well soon! Callie Rennison
From Boulder, Colorado
Joined Jan 31, 2007
2 points


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