1. binerburrito:

    odelmera:

    Eric Metcalf died on July 8th while climbing at Moore’s Wall. I didn’t know Eric but I had seen him climb at TRC one of the few times that I went there. He was a great climber and from the people that I have spoken to that knew him, a great person. There are few things as painful as loosing a family member, especially when it happens much to soon and as the person’s true potential is starting to be realised. Big ups to his brother BassCausality, this is a great piece.

    God speed Eric, may the walls be taller and falls be smaller.

    RIP.

    Read about this guy on Reddit. Sad times. He fell 250+ feet during a rappel. Apparently he accidentally only clipped one of his ropes through his ATC. So, let his death be a reminder:

    1. Always double and triple check your rappel.
    2. Always use a prusik or klemheist autobloc backup.
    3. Always weight the system before you unclip from the anchors. Hell, give it a bounce or two to be sure.

    In every climb, the ascent is only half way. Don’t think for a second that you can’t get hurt on the way down. Never get complacent, never get comfortable.

     
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    this is something everyone needs to think about everytime they climb me and my friends check our selves with every route...
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    RIP. Read about this guy on Reddit. Sad times. He fell 250+ feet during a rappel. Apparently he accidentally only...
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