This was all on the first pitch. I don't beleive any gear ripped. I think Max was an attentive belayer and did everything right. We did suggest the possibility of aiding through, which clearly didn't end well, so I think in retrospect, we should have told him to just lower off of gear and call it a day.
Also, I think that given the high impact force of his head on the rock, even with a more ideal helmet, I can't imagine that he wouldn't still have a serious head injury.
And finally, who is this donald perry character??? I am intrigued. He is apparently well known to this community?? Very bizarre.....
Edited by Nick Weinberg (04/06/12 05:21 AM)