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By clemay
From Boulder, CO
Aug 17, 2010
Has anyone heard anything more about this? Whoever it is, I hope they are OK.

dailycamera.com/boulder-county...

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By Chris Plesko
From Westminster, CO
Aug 17, 2010
OMG, I winz!!!
In the road, yikes, I hope they're okay :(

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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Aug 17, 2010
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December 2013.
Oh no! Hope the person will be okay.

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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Aug 17, 2010
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December 2013.
Just read an update on that link. So tragic, and sad. Hits very close to home.

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By CJ Coccia
From Boulder, CO
Aug 18, 2010
Acid Test at Paynes Ford
wow i go by there so often it is hard to believe...i wonder if it was a bad anchor incident of some sort. hope everything is ok...best of wishes to whoever fell!

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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Aug 18, 2010
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.
I didn't see the update on the link, just the link itself. I certainly hope that the guy who fell can recover and I and some friends would like to know.
I don't think it was an anchor failure- I believe it was an incident where the person was not clipped in atop the cliff, but that is not certain either.
I'm sure most people probably know, there is no route called Boulderado. The crag called Boulderado is also not 120' tall. But it is possible to fall off the top onto the ledge/slab below and roll off down onto the road. Maybe that gives people a better understanding of what may have happened.

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By Jason Killgore
From boulder, co
Aug 18, 2010
We drove by the accident on our way down. Lots of folks were there helping and emergency crews were arriving. It looked like the victim was talking to a rescuer, which was a good sign. I just saw on 9news that the victim is conscious and recovering now. Hopefully the reporting is accurate and this one has a positive outcome.

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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Aug 18, 2010
Bocan
Hope they're ok....

I really think the Boulderado is a dangerous place. Too many "new" people without much room for error. I'm really glad Richard installed the anchors, but people are up top kicking things down and from the looks of it falling.

But I guess this type of stuff will continue to happen at moderate crags.

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By Erik W
From Bay Area, CA
Aug 18, 2010
North face of Ama Dablam - taken on approach to Kongma La.
New link on the DC site. Says he was rapping when accident happened....

dailycamera.com/news/ci_158151...

Best wishes to him for his recovery.

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By CJ Coccia
From Boulder, CO
Aug 18, 2010
Acid Test at Paynes Ford
thanks for the link...i wonder what the circumstances were for the rap to fail =(

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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Aug 18, 2010
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.
CJ Coccia wrote:
thanks for the link...i wonder what the circumstances were for the rap to fail =(

I'm not sure about all this business about what happened, but I can say that the climber was not attached to a rope on the ground after a fall, so it is not an anchor failure thing- it is a was some sort of 'not clipped in to anything' sort of problem.
Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery to Andrew- he's going to have his work cut out for him.

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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Aug 18, 2010
Bocan
It's a sad but important reminder not to be complacent at the top of cliffs or belays. Just because you are on flat ground doesn't mean you're "safe".

I've even done body belays (tied in of course)for partners to navigate away from the cliff edge or on some non-technical terrain.

Mistakes happen, but no sense in getting hurt over it!

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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Aug 18, 2010
Bocan
Another rapping accident in the daks resulting in death yesterday.

rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum...

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By Gregger Man
Aug 19, 2010
gg
I took a couple of students to the Boulderado yesterday and I found a single Katana climbing shoe on the ledge near the top of 'Idle Hands'.

I assume it belongs to Andrew Tysinger or his girlfriend, but I'll also post it in the Lost and Found in case I'm wrong.
Send me your address and I'll drop it in the mail.
Best wishes for a full recovery.
-gg

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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Aug 21, 2010
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December 2013.
A little more info. has been posted on the updated news link.


Best wishes for Andrew, his family, friends, and loved ones.

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By Jason Hundhausen
From Bozeman, MT
Sep 20, 2010
Enjoying Little Viking on an early spring day. 2009.
Any update on his condition? Hope he's ok.

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By JPVallone
Sep 20, 2010
Thats terrible, all the best to a speedy recovery, I cringe when I read stories like this,

all the best to friends and family's

I have a question from the press article though

"Dave Booton, emergency services supervisor for the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, said a faulty belay device on the harness Tysinger was wearing might have been to blame for the fall"


what does that meen, Faulty Belay device???

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By Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
Sep 20, 2010
Me and Spearhead
JPVallone wrote:
"Dave Booton, emergency services supervisor for the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, said a faulty belay device on the harness Tysinger was wearing might have been to blame for the fall" what does that meen, Faulty Belay device???


Sounds like someone who doesn't know what the hell he's talking about making up an answer.
Also sounds like the search and rescue guys said that he had a solid anchor and set up the rap correctly... my only assumption can be that something happened to cause a loss of control on the rappel.

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By SW Marlatt
From Arvada, CO
Sep 20, 2010
wcp
brentapgar wrote:
Sounds like someone who doesn't know what the hell he's talking about making up an answer. Also sounds like the search and rescue guys said that he had a solid anchor and set up the rap correctly... my only assumption can be that something happened to cause a loss of control on the rappel.


More likely, Dave got misquoted. Dave's a climber, and he knows whereof he speaks.

swm

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By Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
Sep 20, 2010
Me and Spearhead
SW Marlatt wrote:
More likely, Dave got misquoted. Dave's a climber, and he knows whereof he speaks. swm


Then, I apologize and must redirect my irritation to the media that don't know what the hell they're talking about. Which is probably more often the case.

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By JPVallone
Sep 20, 2010
Regardless of the report its a sad story and I hope this guy gets back up on the stage plays some guitar for us again soon,

Best Regards

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