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Mar 11, 2013

Anyone know what happened. Hiker? Climber? Roped up?

We stayed over at the Resurgence Walls yesterday to avoid the circus elsewhere on the mountain. Gumby's Roof is aptly named.
Chris Massey
Joined Oct 1, 2012
16 points
Mar 11, 2013
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Sounds similar to what happened a few years back. I have never been on that trail, since most signs say it is closed due to erosion. I know that it is steep, and has a few spots where there are short drop-offs of the trail. It is the trail that runs right next to Middle Finger Wall. If you are facing Gumbies Roof, you turn around and head down the hill to the main trail that comes up the North Side. The last time it happened, a hiker filled out a climbing waiver, so they chalked it up as a climbing accident. Even though the hiker had no typical climbing gear, shoes, chalk, harness, etc... I am wondering if this is the same thing. The amount of inexperienced hikers that go up there is staggering. So I am not surprised at all. With the amount of things that have been thrown down at me by hikers, it is hard to care. TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
Joined Jun 2, 2009
2,716 points
Mar 11, 2013
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This happened yesterday, Sunday 3/10. I was at David's Castle and got back down to the parking lot as the emergency vehicles were arriving. Would be nice to know the whole story. Russ Moore
From Cumberland Gap, TN
Joined Oct 27, 2012
8 points
Mar 12, 2013
did they fall down the trail towards middle finger or towards 2-pitch? Those trails right there are obviously dangerous and I've never understood why I see hikers back there. It's not pretty, the hiking sucks, and it leads to nothing. Rob D.
From Brooklyn, NY
Joined May 18, 2011
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