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Holcomb Accident 10/28

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Megin Olson · · SoCal · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 45

There was an airlift today at Holcomb.  I talked to a member of the fire dept and he said a climber fell 10 feet and was pretty busted up.  Anyone else have info?

David Aldama · · Running Springs, CA · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 8,204
Merritt King · · Long Beach, Ca · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 25

We were drinking beer in the south parking lot after climbing when an ambulance pulled up.  There were two climbers who were relaying info about the fall and the climber condition.  I spoke to one of the climbers for a few.  He said they were just left of powder keg when they heard the fall.  I guess someone was soloing Short Fuse when a hold broke and he fell 20 feet plus.  Said he was having difficulty breathing.  Shortly after we spoke the firefighters showed up and helicopters were roaming the area.  Hope whomever fell is ok.

*Keep in mind this is all hear say but I do believe the guy I spoke to was the first one to the parking lot to meet up with the ambulance.

Anthony B · · Santa Monica · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 0

Some more info ... looks like he's doing OK.  Hopefully he'll have a speedy recovery

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