fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by Jorts » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:42 am

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Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:03 am
Terribly sad. My condolences to friends/family.

Which route would this have happened on?
Kieners
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by Monster5 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:03 am

Witness reports suggest he fell from near Pervertical Sanctuary. Those are likely more reliable than the news articles.
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by TomPierce » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:14 am

Yeah, the thread on MP suggests he was under the Diamond, not Kieners. A lone comment about objective danger makes me wonder about causation. But of most importance, a real shame, sorry to read about this. RIP.

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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by ZNixon » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:15 pm

I'm not familiar with Diamond. Any links to the route?
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by nsaladin » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:17 pm

ZNixon wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:15 pm
I'm not familiar with Diamond. Any links to the route?
https://www.mountainproject.com/route/1 ... sual-route
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by ZNixon » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:19 pm

nsaladin wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:17 pm
ZNixon wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:15 pm
I'm not familiar with Diamond. Any links to the route?
https://www.mountainproject.com/route/1 ... sual-route
Ahhh, that explains why I'm not familiar with it at all. Way too technical for me, currently!
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by 76dorihe » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:35 pm

Dan_Suitor wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:19 am
Very sad. My condolences to his friends and family.
The name Broadway is contradictory to what it is. It’s narrow and extremely exposed with some sketchy areas you have to maneuver around. There was significant pucker factory the day I was on it.
Broadway is about as big as it gets for ledges on climbing routes, and when dry is class 1/2. However, there's The Broadway Steparound that is totally exposed to the Lower East Face and requires a bouldering move to an out-of-sight handhold.
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by 76dorihe » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:46 pm

Jorts wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:42 am
ZNixon wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:03 am
Terribly sad. My condolences to friends/family.

Which route would this have happened on?
Kieners
Or the Yellow Wall, Pervertical Sanctuary, Curving Vine, D7, Casual Route a la Donahue and Caldwell.
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by Jorts » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:23 pm

76dorihe wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:46 pm
Jorts wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:42 am
ZNixon wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:03 am
Terribly sad. My condolences to friends/family.

Which route would this have happened on?
Kieners
Or the Yellow Wall, Pervertical Sanctuary, Curving Vine, D7, Casual Route a la Donahue and Caldwell.
Sounds like Pervertical per eye witness accounts. I was speculating that it was likely the easiest of them.
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