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SAR on Cloudripper 8-21-10

Postby RickF » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:56 pm

I saw Inyo County SAR carry/wheel a climber out to South Lake Trailhead early Sunday Morning. They told me a climber fell and broke a leg somewhere on Cloudripper. Does anyone here know where and how the fall occured?
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Re: SAR on Cloudripper 8-21-10

Postby Deb » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:19 pm

RickF wrote:I saw Inyo County SAR carry/wheel a climber out to South Lake Trailhead early Sunday Morning. They told me a climber fell and broke a leg somewhere on Cloudripper. Does anyone here know where and how the fall occured?


Oooh, that sucks. Since I just did Cloudripper's West Chute a couple weeks ago, I can see how a fall would result in a long trip down any side. Hope he/she heals quickly.
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Postby dshoshone » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:08 pm

According to the radio this morning, a young guy broke his ankle at Chocolate Lakes. It was to windy to helicopter him out, so SAR had to wheel him out
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Postby goldenhopper » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:14 pm

dshoshone wrote:According to the radio this morning, a young guy broke his ankle at Chocolate Lakes. It was to windy to helicopter him out, so SAR had to wheel him out


Same guy? Chocolate Lakes is hardly Cloudripper?
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Postby Bob Burd » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:34 pm

NancyHands wrote:Same guy? Chocolate Lakes is hardly Cloudripper?


There are class 3-4 chutes off the West Face of Cloudripper down to Chocolate Lakes. Perhaps descending one of these?
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Postby dshoshone » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:02 pm

They weren't all that specific on the radio this morning..they just gave the general location of Chocolate Lakes.
They said the young guy got his foot stuck while crossing a boulder field, he tried to move the rock off his foot and another rock slid down and broke his ankle
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Postby Luciano136 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:25 am

Ouch, those small accidents are always scary, especially when you're by yourself...
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