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    Speaking of using a rope...this is today's Jumble....looks like an accident just waiting to happen...

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    10-year-old girl does El Capitan (The Nose, no less)

    http://www.espn.com/espnw/life-style...-breaking-feat
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    Very weird...could she hold a fall if her father fell?

    I see....there were 2 adults....
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    In the Chicago Tribune today...

    Illinois man fatally falls while ‘free climbing’ mountain

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    Emergency officials say a rock climber has died in an 80-foot fall on Shortoff Mountain in North Carolina, where he was apparently “free climbing” without protective gear.

    Burke County Emergency officials said other climbers tried to resuscitate 31-year-old Austin Howell of Chicago while emergency crews rappelled down to his body.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday afternoon.

    A statement from Emergency Management Director Michael says Howell was apparently not using ropes or a harness when he fell. Willis also told the News & Observer the place where Howell fell was known as “one of the most difficult portions,” of the mountain’s Linville Gorge. He says they get up to 100 emergency calls from the area each year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrJay View Post
    The headline on that piece was:

    >>Alex Honnold and Brad Gobright Get the Second Ascent of El Cap's Pineapple Express (VI 5.13c)<<

    Unfortunately, Mr. Gobright is in the news again:

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/29/us/cl...ies/index.html

    Headline: American rock climber Brad Gobright dies after a fall in Mexico
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    Honnold part of this news as well

    https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2019/...te/4331839002/
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    Sounds like both accidents were from Simul-climbing ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Sounds like both accidents were from Simul-climbing ....
    Simul-rappelling for Gobright

    Much better article than CNN's:
    https://www.outsideonline.com/240621...t-climber-dies
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