Falling ice

The dangers of ice climbing - falling ice. In a split second I went from belaying to falling to the ground, pulling my leader off (and catching him) and bleeding all over the place. Luckily a first responder was climbing a route not far from us. No stitches required, just some dermabond. An inch to the left and it would have been a different story. At the Waterfall at Poke-O-Moonshine, NY


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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle - Feb 10, 2014 8:45 am - Voted 10/10


Ouch that looks like that stung! Thankfully a happy outcome... :-)


anita - Feb 10, 2014 9:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Ouch!

don't know about happy with this on my face

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle - Feb 10, 2014 9:10 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Ouch!

Double ouch! But as you say, one inch to the left and it could of been a different story. Hope it heals soon! :-)


macintosh - Feb 10, 2014 1:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Ca alors !

Pas joli du tout ! Remets-toi vite de tes émotions :)


anita - Feb 10, 2014 1:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ca alors !

merci... au moins ça ne fait plus mal mais quand même, j'avoue que c'est laid :(


macintosh - Feb 11, 2014 1:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Ca alors !

La laideur est passagère, ta beauté reste :)

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Feb 11, 2014 10:46 am - Voted 10/10


You were lucky in not being hit in the eye! I hope the wound will heal well, and not leave much of a scar.


anita - Feb 11, 2014 9:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Lucky!

yup... could have really screwed up my eye. lucky to have walked away with a scratch, and lucky I did not cause much injury to my partner.


Fletch - Feb 12, 2014 12:25 am - Voted 10/10


Glad you're OK though. Somehow, I think you'll wear it with pride. :)

Good on you catching the lead...

Gotta learn French damnit.


anita - Feb 12, 2014 12:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Badass

why French? he said the ugliness of the injury will pass but my beauty will remain. d'awwww


Oscar68 - Feb 12, 2014 1:00 am - Hasn't voted

Falling ice

Ouch...that's going to leave a mark....hope it didn't hurt as much as it looks...watch yourself.....


mountainsandsound - Feb 12, 2014 8:57 am - Hasn't voted

Don't worry...

Dudes dig scars.


anita - Feb 12, 2014 12:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Don't worry...

I did it on purpose, for the dudes...


mike_lindacher - Feb 12, 2014 12:24 pm - Hasn't voted

holy moly

an adirondack photo of the day!


JHH60 - Feb 12, 2014 1:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Ice climbing fun

Cool battle scar.

My most recent ice injury wasn't so gnarly (flap of skin torn on my nose by a dinner plate) but it did bleed a lot.

My wife did *not* dig it.

(Thanks to RGG for image embedding tip!)


anita - Feb 13, 2014 1:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ice climbing fun

good job! luckily my partner in crime likes my soon-to-be scar


dadndave - Feb 12, 2014 6:47 pm - Voted 10/10


That must have hurt. You'll have to wink with the other eye for a while. Glad it wasn't worse!


anita - Feb 12, 2014 8:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hoooooowee

it hurt a lot. note the tears in my eye.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Feb 13, 2014 6:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Taking it like a Champ

Is that a smile I see?


anita - Feb 14, 2014 6:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Taking it like a Champ

more like a coy smirk?

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