Wow. Basis of supposed lawsuit = no alternate way to anchor in if your knot falls apart. Just wow. So many things wrong with this paragraph. Learn to tie a knot before climbing? From her own giveforward webpage: When Amanda climbed to the top of her fourth route for the day she asked to come down. At this time she watched her rope slip through her harness and fall to the ground. Somehow, her rope knot had come untied during her climb to the top. As she hung onto the last hold forty-five feet about the ground she started to strategize how she would get herself out of this safely. She determined that she wouldn't be able to hold on long and looked for a safety rope or method to climb down safely. Unfortunately nothing was available. www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/k302/climbforcourage
A skeptic might argue that by the wording, she was already thinking of a lawsuit when that paragraph was written. Not wrong to ask for funds to pay for medical bills. Wrong to sue.