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#37202 - 05/27/08 03:33 PM Re: Screaming Girl/High E/Cut Rope [Re: yellowhouse]
KathyS Offline
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Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 196
Loc: NY, USA
I was trying to climb while she was screaming and had a tough time focusing, even though I was on a 5.2. It made my hair stand on end. I'm glad to hear no one was hurt. It's very scary what some folks think is acceptable practice.

Kathy

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#37203 - 05/27/08 03:33 PM Re: Screaming Girl/High E/Cut Rope [Re: yellowhouse]
Dillbag Offline
old hand

Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 1130
Loc: "The Town"
That is insane...!

WHAT THE F*CK!?!

Did they learn to climb from watching Vertical Limit? This is bad...

Were the Rangers notified? This seems like something that warrents a STERN talking to... And perhaps a newspaper on the nose!

I really hope that your story isn't quite true and was embelished with beer, but I am very afraid it's what went down...

(Is there a thread on RC.com about this yet?)
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#37205 - 05/27/08 04:07 PM Re: Screaming Girl/High E/Cut Rope [Re: Dillbag]
Julie Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/16/00
Posts: 2090
Loc: SoCal
Can I put $10 on "autoblocked belay device, couldn't lower" please?

I have this theory that the more we see new devices and tools, the fewer people there are who know how to ... belay, or just plain think.

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#37208 - 05/27/08 04:11 PM Re: Screaming Girl/High E/Cut Rope [Re: Julie]
empicard Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/29/01
Posts: 2954
Loc: LI, NY
Alicealicealicealice-

the person i heard the story from sunday said they heard it at a party as well.
they quoted the same line "We couldn't believe what we saw and that nobody died."

unfrikkinbelievable.
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#37209 - 05/27/08 04:17 PM Re: Screaming Girl/High E/Cut Rope [Re: empicard]
Coppertone Offline
old hand

Registered: 08/17/00
Posts: 1055
Loc: Newtown, CT
A reliable friend of mine who was nearby on Saturday told me the same story on Sunday when I saw him, so I do not think that your information was embellished. All parties involved should get a ban from the Preserve until then receive some proper instruction. Good thing that leader remembered to carry his knife, I don't know what would have happened had he left it in his pack.


Edited by Coppertone (05/27/08 04:18 PM)

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#37210 - 05/27/08 04:23 PM Re: Screaming Girl/High E/Cut Rope [Re: empicard]
alicex4 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/05/00
Posts: 3400
Dude, 2 of the three witenesses were "Rod, Dan Ling, and another guy" All reputable sources. They were flabbergasted at the sight.

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#37211 - 05/27/08 04:32 PM Re: Screaming Girl/High E/Cut Rope [Re: alicex4]
pedestrian Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
If it came from Dan Ling and Waddawick, I'll buy it.

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#37212 - 05/27/08 04:37 PM Re: Screaming Girl/High E/Cut Rope [Re: learningtolead]
strat Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 4242
I wonder if an orange metolius 4CU involved?

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#37214 - 05/27/08 04:57 PM Re: Screaming Girl/High E/Cut Rope [Re: strat]
Smike Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/01/01
Posts: 3143
Loc: in your backyard
Its legit. When I heard the story my eyes popped outta my head.

Someone asked how the girl got down from the GT. (I have no knowledge btw) but said you could walk the GT over to the second rap bolts on high E rap line. They said, 'dam that must of have been scary', I say thats nothing after doing the Vertical Limit stunt.


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#37218 - 05/27/08 06:35 PM Re: Screaming Girl/High E/Cut Rope [Re: Smike]
Terrie Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 06/14/04
Posts: 247
...I just noticed a new "event" on the Home Page, that Chelsea Piers is teaching basic climbing, 4 sessions, with option of a day with EMS afterward... Sounds form the small blurb that it is geared toward outside and not simply gym climbing. If so - kudos to the gym for taking some action to help their cash cow survive long enough to renew memberships....(joke)
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