Sunday, May 27, 2012

Making Things Safer Leads To More Danger

A story of a sunny day climb in Red Rocks that almost led to disaster. I like this quote:

Solar Slab, which gets at least ten ascents a day, was equipped with a dedicated, 30-meter-at-a-time, bolted rap route. Paradoxically, this route has not done much to reduce epics and accidents. While it is now easier and faster to get off, this same ease and speed means that more less-experienced, slower, weaker etc parties will try the route.”

And here’s a good lesson:

“…if you are on a multi-pitch, you should, always, have a rain-shell, a hat, and a headlamp,”

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