60 ft fall on Evictor?


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WadeM · · Golden, Co · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 280

Hope the climber is ok

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_30884562/climber-rescued-after-60-foot-fall-boulder-countys

Matt Westlake · · Durham, NC · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 588

Hmm, this is the same route featured in the weekend whipper recently:
http://www.rockandice.com/weekend-whipper-video/the-evictor-trad-fall-eldorado-canyon-colorado

Seemed like a crazy fall given how vertical and unfeatured the section of the wall is. He almost clocked his head on just about the only thing he could have other than just whacking a flat part of the wall.

WadeM · · Golden, Co · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 280

Yah its a big fall regardless. The route really isnt that long. 65 ft would be getting real close to the ground, even near the anchors

reboot · · . · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 125

People whip off the last 5 ft to the anchor quite often so it's not inconceivable. But there are plenty of good gear on the route: the weekend whipper dude skipped a bomber nut placement (almost everyone place) as well more cam opportunities (often skipped) higher up on the route. Makes one wonder if these videos just encourage sketchy stuff.

nelissam · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 59

I wonder what happened???!!! I hope the climber is ok :(

Patrick Vernon · · Estes Park, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 935

About a month ago there was a team taking multiple whippers from the top on to a small nut in the obvious placement before the crux move. The nut eventually broke and the climber went for an exciting 40 footer. Had the piece below the nut (just below the left hand gaston type hold) failed too I could certainley see ground fall potential. I would say a majority of people who try to lead Evictor take the fall from the top after the crux. The feet get bad and the pump sets in. You can place a good purple metolius from the finger lock after the crux move. Pumpy, but it keeps the finish safer.

Tyler Tworek · · Boulder, CO · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 35

I love how every news outlet wrote "Recon Wall". Anybody know any details on this, is the guy okay?

Gold Plated Rocket Pony · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 93

There is also the lower middle section that doesn't have much of any gear before you get under the crack proper (thought that's where the pg-13 rating came from?). Totally possible to get mixed up in there and take a not awesome fall. Doesn't feel like 60' but not going to take that measurement for fact given it happened on the 'Recon' wall...

David Cook · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 30

But there are plenty of good gear on the route: the weekend whipper dude skipped a bomber nut placement (almost everyone place) as well more cam opportunities (often skipped) higher up on the route. Makes one wonder if these videos just encourage sketchy stuff.

I actually was the dude on the video, and when i fell i fell taking the cam off my harness to place it in the higher slot. This made me barn door, making my foot catch the rope, hence the fall. However, i think this guy may have blown some of the pieces before that or something along those lines. This route is actually not too dangerous, so i was super surprised to hear of this happening. Hope the climber recovers fast.

Alton R. · · Boulder, Co · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 160

Friend of a friend. Got word he's beat up good but is going to recover. No head trauma that I was told of. 

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