Accident on Dome in BC


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cragmantoo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 0
Jim Fox · · Westminster, CO · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 10

Not much detail in article. Anyone know what happened? Climber seriously injured?

Peter Beal · · Boulder Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,690
Greg D · · Here · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 511

Thread a few days ago.

https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/113436208/accident-boulder-canyon-8517#ForumMessage-113438872

Yeah, not much info.  Maybe someone will post up.  Nothing on Rocky Mountain Rescue site either, even though they were there.

I think BCC is a place in Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon, not Boulder.  

cragmantoo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 0
Greg D wrote:

Thread a few days ago.

https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/113436208/accident-boulder-canyon-8517#ForumMessage-113438872

Yeah, not much info.  Maybe someone will post up.  Nothing on Rocky Mountain Rescue site either, even though they were there.

I think BCC is a place in Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon, not Boulder.  

I meant BC. Thanks for correcting me

Andy Kowles · · Longtuckles · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 15

Hope the climber is doing OK.

The Owl is a tricky old-school route.  5.7 R. Not to be underestimated.  Took my first real leader fall out of the crack moves onto a red camalot, maybe 12 years ago?

Jim Fox · · Westminster, CO · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 10
Andy Kowles wrote:

Hope the climber is doing OK.

The Owl is a tricky old-school route.  5.7 R. Not to be underestimated.  Took my first real leader fall out of the crack moves onto a red camalot, maybe 12 years ago?

Sounded from the news article like he wasn't seriously injured, so hope that's the case.

The Owl is a major sandbag at 5.7 and I flailed pretty badly the only time I ever climbed it. Tricky is right. 

Parker Wrozek · · Denver, CO · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 63

I don't think the owl is R climbing. it is tricky and the move out to the chickenheads is spicy but the gear is there when you need it. 

Jim Fox · · Westminster, CO · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 10
Parker Wrozek wrote:

I don't think the owl is R climbing. it is tricky and the move out to the chickenheads is spicy but the gear is there when you need it. 

Been a long time since I climbed it but I don't remember it being runout. I do remember thinking "5.7 my a**" as I scraped my way up. Never climbed it a 2nd time. 

I've climbed Cozyhang many times and the Owl seemed much harder (both are sandbags, IMO)

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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