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Mar 20, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: gg
Replacing bolts today at the Arena in BoCan.
Took a direct hit from a multi-lb block of ice.
Broke my helmet. Rung my bell.
Yowzah!

Rock Climbing Photo: Ouch. Direct hit from a large block of ice.
Ouch. Direct hit from a large block of ice.
Gregger Man
Joined Aug 15, 2004
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Mar 20, 2016
Gald you had it on ! Scott Bissi
From Cazenovia, New York
Joined Nov 24, 2014
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Mar 20, 2016
Scott Bissi wrote:
Gald you had it on !


I'm gald, too.
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
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Mar 20, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Yes
A gentleman just passed away at indian creek after sustaining a head injury last week. Impossible to say if it could have saved his life but it could have made the difference grog m aka Greg McKee
Joined Aug 29, 2012
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Mar 21, 2016
Thanks for the reminder Greg that helmets can save lives. Glad you are okay!

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Wally
From Denver
Joined Apr 12, 2006
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Mar 21, 2016
grog m wrote:
A gentleman just passed away at indian creek after sustaining a head injury last week. Impossible to say if it could have saved his life but it could have made the difference


Are you talking about Mark Davis (I thought that was a rap accident) or was there another death at IC?
Crispy.
From Chicago
Joined May 23, 2014
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Mar 21, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Self Photo
Crispy. wrote:
Are you talking about Mark Davis (I thought that was a rap accident) or was there another death at IC?


It was a rap accident. The report said he rapped off his ends 20 feet off the ground on a single pitch route. His death was caused by head trauma. Like said above, 20 feet is a survivable height but not if you hit your head. But... who knows, we can only say it might of helped but perhaps he would have passed regardless. Very sad.
Josh Romney
From Kaysville, UT
Joined Aug 5, 2015
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Mar 21, 2016
Josh Romney wrote:
It was a rap accident. The report said he rapped off his ends 20 feet off the ground on a single pitch route. His death was caused by head trauma. Like said above, 20 feet is a survivable height but not if you hit your head. But... who knows, we can only say it might of helped but perhaps he would have passed regardless. Very sad.


I honestly didn't know the details, other than the fact that he rapped off the end of his rope.

I generally think of a helmet as protection from 1) falling objects such as rock and ice and 2) striking one's head on the rock during a fall which has been arrested by a rope. I never really considered it as protection from a ground fall, but you're right, 20 feet is survivable and it may have helped. RIP.
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