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#64729 - 05/07/12 07:58 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: Julie]
LarE Offline
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Registered: 10/16/08
Posts: 45
Ruptured ACL?!? When, where, how? Hope you are de-hobbled soon!!

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#64730 - 05/07/12 08:04 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: LarE]
SethG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 709
Loc: NYC
RG were you out shagging flies during batting practice again? Sorry to hear about it! Get well soon.
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#64732 - 05/07/12 09:10 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: SethG]
chip Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2676
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Heal fast, RG!

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#64740 - 05/08/12 03:11 AM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: Julie]
wivanov Offline
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Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 30
Loc: CT
Originally Posted By: Julie

I've been very concerned about that 2nd pin on Classic for a long time. I can bend it with my fingers. It's decoration-only by now, and given that Classic is a very popular moderate, should be a high priority. That pin protects against groundfall from a close-to-the-grade move, and protects seconds from a swing into blocks as they work out the first move.


Haven't climbed Classic since 1985 and the pins were scary then. I'd be happy to pay for new pins and/or give a belay if someone's interested ...

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#64741 - 05/08/12 03:17 AM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: Julie]
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Pooh-Bah

Registered: 12/25/99
Posts: 2471
Loc: Poughkeepsie, NY
Thanks Julie and others. I did it by jumping from 4-5 feet up onto a gym pad. Landed awkwardly on one foot because I jumped from a wide stem. My ankle dug into the pad and rolled and that displaced my knee enough to rupture the ACL, tear the medial meniscus, and sprain the lateral collateral tendon.

My repair is an allograft, which means it came from a cadaver. I've decided this means I have a ZombKnee, and of course have been careful to check the organ donor box in the driver's license form, since now I'm sorta obligated to give back, if you know what I mean.

I know of two other climbers who have done almost exactly the same thing in the last year. I suspect that cushy pad landings, wonderful as they are for total wipe-outs, may be more dangerous for the knees than something firmer.

Rehab is a long and boring process, as some of you know all too well. I do it religiously. If there are no setbacks, I might be able to do at least some easy outdoor climbing this Fall.

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#64742 - 05/08/12 09:44 AM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: rg@ofmc]
oenophore Online   confused
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/24/01
Posts: 5972
Loc: 212 land
Hurts just to read about and goes to show that a mere gym pad is no sure safeguard from injury.
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#64824 - 05/14/12 05:21 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: rg@ofmc]
fallenglass Offline
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Registered: 08/01/03
Posts: 276
Loc: cornwall
Get well soon RG!

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#64890 - 05/16/12 09:57 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: fallenglass]
wombat Offline
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Registered: 05/27/08
Posts: 147
Loc: gardiner
sorry Rich. best of luck on the rehab. another reason bouldering sucks. maybe you have more time to drop wisdom on the unwashed masses of g.com

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#64892 - 05/16/12 10:59 PM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: wombat]
oenophore Online   confused
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/24/01
Posts: 5972
Loc: 212 land
Wombat: sorry Rich. best of luck on the rehab. another reason bouldering sucks. maybe you have more time to drop wisdom on the unwashed masses of g.com

RG: It is a little-known fact that garlic salt neutralizes millipede toxins.

Hmm.
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#64894 - 05/17/12 04:37 AM Re: Shawangunk Anchors - Wish Lists and Updates [Re: oenophore]
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Pooh-Bah

Registered: 12/25/99
Posts: 2471
Loc: Poughkeepsie, NY
Into every barrel of wisdom some rain must fall.

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