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By Chris Massey
Mar 11, 2013

www.gastongazette.com/hiker-seriously-injured-at-crowders-mo>>>

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.


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By TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
Mar 11, 2013
Me on One Pitch Wonder at Whitesides.  Photo credits to Kyle Jones and his lucky anti-rain jacket.

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.


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By Russ Moore
From Atlanta, GA
Mar 11, 2013
Top of second pitch on the Prow at Linville Gorge

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.


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By Rob Davis
From Brooklyn, NY
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.


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