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Gnarly rescue for Colin Vogel and Dillon Geiger!

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Anonymous · · Unknown Hometown · Joined unknown · Points: 12,235

Ssssssick!!  These guys are doing it, living life out there on the edge, hiting the alpine climbs around Las Vegas and knowing when to call it quits for safety.  Right on bro’s!  Glad you got down safe to crush another day, this route sound EPIC I’m all over this next time I’m in town.  RESPECT

These photos not mine taken from the Facebook, apologies if I don’t have permission love and let live!



David N · · Los angeles · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

This should be good. 

Darin Berdinka · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2009 · Points: 100

 No bail options?  Has anyone taught your buddies how to rappel?

Long Ranger · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 331
*shrugs emoji*
Long Ranger · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 331
Darin Berdinka wrote:  No bail options?  Has anyone taught your buddies how to rappel?

The only way down is up.

revans90 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 50

fuck self responsibility

Sam X · · Bend, OR · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 30

No bail options only 3 pitches up a trade route with BOLTED anchors? This is disgraceful.

Edit: I realize a lot of pitches are longer than half a rope length, but with the bolted anchors you can definitely bail with a single rope from anywhere on the route if you leave some nuts/cams behind.

Josh Hutch · · State of Jefferson · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 90

Interesting that he considers himself an athlete?

Grabbing some pop corn 

John Hegyes · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2002 · Points: 5,549

I don't think many two-person parties take two ropes up Epinepherine. Most probably take a single 60m, gun for the top and plan on walking off. Reaching an impasse at the top of p3 with a single rope doesn't leave a lot of options to rap because each of the first three pitches are way over 100 feet in length. They probably had plenty of gear to build retreat anchors but didn't want to lose the pieces so they decided to slog it out for another approximate 1000'. Sounds like a pretty bad day, that's for sure. I never understood the appeal of that route in the winter!!

Kemper Brightman · · The Palm Springs, WA · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 2,518

Im slightly confused about how we're using "Alpine" these days... 

pkeds · · Broomfield, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 30

Shame.

Alec Harbison · · Seattle · Joined Nov 2017 · Points: 0

Jesus Christ, this dude is an AMGA single pitch instructor? Is that like a belay card that can be taken away by gym staff for doing something stupid and dangerous?

Maidy · · California · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 342

Didn't this guy read the MP description for this route?  

Quote: MP 

"Safety
LVMPD Search & Rescue responds to assist lost, stranded, and injured persons, to include fatalities relating to climbing and hiking accidents.  In Black Velvet Canyon, specifically on the route Epinephrine, LVMPD Search & Rescue has seen a substantial increase in rescues. We are asking for your assistance to reduce the number of these types of calls.

Climbers please prepare for a full day of climbing with overnight provisions. Know your limitations and have the ability to retreat from the climb...
Oy-  Personally...  I would swear my partner to a vow of silence and strike this episode from the scrolls if I got myself into this kinda situation.  
Adam W · · Katy, TX · Joined Dec 2019 · Points: 0

I think the best part of it is the wet rock call out in the helicopter picture.  Don’t know why someone would brag about this on social media like it’s a good thing to put no planning into their trip or retreat options and be an instructor on top of that

NYclimber085 Rad · · Syracuse NY · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 10

You should never call for a rescue unless you are seriously injured. If you only have one rope on epinephrine which is usually what I carry then you have to be ready to leave gear to retreat or carry up two ropes. I have climbed epinephrine 5 times and I certainly wouldn't pick that is my favorite winter route. It's in the shade all day! Birdland, solar slabs, lots balls walls..etc. all way better in the winter. These guys should be charged for the rescue....also epinephrine is one of my favorite climbs in the world,  but certainly not alpine...I'd call it rockerneering!

brianszero · · southampton, new jersey · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 5

they should have never left the casino

SethG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 263

In the comments on Instagram:

"If you haven't [been rescued?], you aren't going hard."

Um, no. That's not it.

Lena chita · · OH · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 1,647
Alec Harbison wrote: Jesus Christ, this dude is an AMGA single pitch instructor? Is that like a belay card that can be taken away by gym staff for doing something stupid and dangerous?

He’s a SINGLE pitch instructor. Multipitch is covered by another certificate. ;)

M Mobes · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 910

Phones, check. Blanket, check. Tag line/second rope/common sense, oops! 

revans90 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 50
Alec Harbison wrote: Jesus Christ, this dude is an AMGA single pitch instructor? Is that like a belay card that can be taken away by gym staff for doing something stupid and dangerous?

thats his problem, single pitch certified. defiantly out side the SOP of a SPI  

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,605

NO ONE HAS POINTED OUT THAT ICE MEANS THE ROUTE WAS WET?!

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