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Aug 12, 2012
So this image just started making the rounds, looks painful:

DannyUncanny
From Vancouver
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Aug 12, 2012
I smell almonds!

A beauty of a fracture there....

I did my right arm in almost identical fashion....and Yep, it hurt as bad as it looked.
MountainManny
From Idaho Springs
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Aug 12, 2012
I'm calling BS on this one! photo shop, some corn syrup & red #40! BigMoveMike
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Aug 12, 2012
Hey, look - TC Pros! Nice shoes. FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
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Aug 12, 2012
Had one like this at the gym. Seen a few actually, usually not much screaming with these, lots of endorphins going on. Do you have a point in trying to gross people out? Tradoholic
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Aug 12, 2012
Mike J. wrote:
I'm calling BS on this one! photo shop, some corn syrup & red #40!


I'm calling BS on your calling BS. I took that picture. That happened in March. He's now walking on it again after four months of surgery and bone grafts. Here's a link to the news story. wjla.com/articles/2012/04/afte...
Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
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Aug 12, 2012
What was the route? was he leading? How far did he fall?

Any other helpful information?

May he have a speedy recovery!
Todd Cook
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Aug 12, 2012
It was a short pendulum fall under 10 ft on a traversing tight hand and finger crack on Old Rag Mountain. Piton Crack. Last route of the day. There's a small chunk of rock, a little arete that sticks out, that his ankle slammed into and that's what caused the damage. A freak occurrence more than anything. I doubt you could reproduce the accident again if you tried. Just shitty luck.

He's ok, walking around on it now, four months later, and will be back out on the rock in the spring.
Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
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Oct 13, 2012
Glad to hear things turned out well.

This is a uniquely distinctive injury and one I used in an educational setting with some case studies of mountain accidents. Just wanted to say thanks for posting up the info.
Buff Johnson
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Nov 14, 2012
I am sick for the rest of the day.... waltereo
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Nov 14, 2012
Jake Jones wrote:
Last route of the day.


I would sure think so.
Ted Kryzer
From Rochester, MN
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Nov 14, 2012
Holy sh*t man... Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
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Nov 14, 2012
I cannot say that you didn't warn me, but DAMN! That made me queasy. NC Rock Climber
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Just woke my ass up! Bone suckin sauce! "H" Lampasso
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Nov 14, 2012
Ted Kryzer wrote:
I would sure think so.


LOL!!! Good one Kryzer.

Oh, and wow. Glad to hear it's turning out ok.
Chris treggE
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Nov 14, 2012
Jake Jones wrote:
I'm calling BS on your calling BS. I took that picture. That happened in March. He's now walking on it again after four months of surgery and bone grafts. Here's a link to the news story. URL was here.


Thanks for the follow-up info, Jake. And good job refuting the always-expected comments on these internet stories regarding the financing of the rescue.
I'm glad to hear your friend is back on his feet and looking to return to climbing in the spring.
Jason Halladay
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