Saw on the news someone took a bad whipper up at gate buttress last night and had to be rescued. Hope he's okay and recovers soon. Article said he fell around 30 feet off a 'technical' route. I'm guessing that means a tough slab, without a helmet? Like I said best of luck to the guy, sounds awful. Would be interested to know what actually happened and why. Get better dude. All pulling for you!
This is 3rd hand information: sounds like it may have been a lowering/rappel mistake off Gordon's Direct (or the Perhaps intermediate anchor), in the dark (or at least at dusk). Ground fall, lots of blood, incoherence, no helmet. He was evac'd by helicopter, going home today with a messed up face and a bunch of stitches but no serious or permanent damage. The rope is still up there, if anyone gets it down I can get the contact info for the involved party.
Pure speculation on my part: you can't get off Gordon's with a 70 so it sounds like it was either a rap off the end of the rope situation or an improperly rigged rappel off the intermediate anchor on Perhaps. I may be completely wrong
Top of Gordon's to the ground? I should have been clearer: you can't get off Gordon's with a single rope rap on a 70m rope. You have to stop at the intermediate anchor on top of P1 of Perhaps. An 80m might do...