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By slim
Dec 10, 2008
is that sam? whoever it is, glad to see/hear you didn't get busted up worse. 4 pieces blowing is a long ways.
By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
Dec 10, 2008
Yeah, thats me. I had surgery a month ago and got to toss the crutches yesterday.
If the 5th piece had blown it would have been a lot worse cus I think I would have hit the ledge right of the belay. You would need a helicopter to get out of there.
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A recent study (April 30, 2008) has shown that long falls in the crux dihedral can cause severe ankle trauma.
Taping a splint for the hike out. Cauldrons and Warlock in the back ground.
The dihedral takes seemingly good green aliens and blue metolius... however, 4 of them popped. WHy the 5th held is a mystery.

Submitted By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Dec 10, 2008
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Midnight Rider (5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a )
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