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Nice summit shot from the top of El Cap, showing Juli's freshly amputated pinky finger.
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Craig Martin
Jul 3, 2007
Nice summit shot from the top of El Cap, showing Juli's freshly amputated pinky finger.  
Craig Martin
Park City
Craig Martin   Park City
The short version of the story....... I am space hauling the bags (meaning i am directly weighting the unloaded side of the haul rope), bags become stuck under a roof, I lower myself down until I can swing them out from under the roof, as I do this Juli arrives at the belay and wants to help with the hauling, she grabs the loaded side of the rope to assist me in pulling the bags out from under the roof, bags come free and my weight on the unloaded side pulls rope through the Protraxion and pulls her hand with it. Cam is engaged and it pulls the end of her finger off. It almost pulled the next one off also.

supertopo.com/tr/Lurking-Fe… Jun 7, 2016
Tylerpratt
Litchfield, Connecticut
Tylerpratt   Litchfield, Connecticut
Is there a backstory or a link to one that I can read? I really want to know how the finger was lost climbing... Jun 7, 2016
Craig Martin
Park City
Craig Martin   Park City
^^^
Indeed. Aug 24, 2015

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