Max, sorry to hear about this. Can you (or anyone else) just clarify as I'm trying to visualize it. Corey climbed through the direct corner above the pin (i.e didn't step around to the right per MF regular), then aided through the 2nd crux but didn't clip the nut he used. So where was the piece 'down and left' that he fell on? At the 1st crux roof?
best wishes for a speedy recovery.
I was belaying my buddy Corey when he fell yesterday on MF. Nick's account of the events is pretty dead on except Im pretty sure the rope was not wrapped around his leg when he took the tragic fall. Either way, its a scary and shocking reminder of how dangerous our sport inherently is.
I am pretty traumatized by seeing one of my good friends get so seriously injured, but am so happy and proud of the efficiency of his evacuation and the amazing competence and helpfulness of nearby climbers and by the Mohonk Preserve rangers.
Lets send Corey tons of love and healing energy and hope for a speedy and full recovery.