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By Royal
From Henderson, NV
Oct 2, 2013
black Orpheus
Today I hurt myself for the first time climbing in 5 years. In Red Rocks (my local crag) I was trying to redpoint Caustic Cock (5.11b) - my proj. I led it, falling at the second and fourth bolts. When I went for my second redpoint attempt 40 minutes later I fell at the third bolt when I failed to get a stance capable of clipping the bolt - aka I fucked up. I fell quite a ways for a sport route since the third bolt was at my waist and I hadn't clipped it. My feet landed flat on the slab below and I did a number on my right ankle. Time will tell how bad is.

Anyway, the climbers around my at the crag were amazing. Christian and Troy taped up my ankle, let my borrow their trekking poles to get to the car, and gave me Advil. The Canadian couple (sorry I can't remember your names =) climbing retrieved my partners draws, gave my a homeopathic remedy, and inspected my ankle (she was a nurse).

My partner, who I met on mtnproj, was awesome and encouraging the entire time. Thanks Jason! I'm super thankful. I could have picked a better place to get hurt or a better crowd to do it around. Climbers are amazing! much love


By D-Storm
Oct 2, 2013
Enjoying a misty day on top of the Bookmark on Lum...
Glad you're OK.

You were climbing in Red Rocks today? Was this in or outside the "park"? My understanding was that it was among the other parks that are closed at this time. Can you give an update on that situation?

Thanks! Heal up soon and go get that redpoint when you're better. You'll be happy that you did.

By Brigette
From Seattle, WA
Oct 3, 2013
At the anchors.
Royal: I'm glad you got the help you needed. I hope you heal up completely and quickly.

D-Storm: Caustic is outside the park.


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