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Tito Traversa Killed in a Fall 20-May-2018 At 6:37:56 PM Duang Daunk
On 19-May-2018 One Day Hero wrote:
>I feel sorry for the poor prick who was belaying other people's kids for little or no money, got ambushed by some death draws which nobody would notice, and is now hung out to dry

On 20-May-2018 One Day Hero wrote:
>Pretty shitty for somebody who did nothing wrong.

>Anyway, it couldn't happen to me, because I don't climb on quickdraws put together by my mates mum.
>Most of the responsibility lies with the parents, for letting their kid do an obviously dangerous activity.

Maybe, maybe not...

There isn't much detail about the who and why in those articles bro, but maybe try and imagine this-

You're a kid, you climb well and are going climbing again with some adults, some of whom have experience in climbing, instructors even!
Maybe the following-
Self check routine?
Mate/belayer visual check routine?
...Not sure a visual for the rubber connects would've sufficed but how many climbers check their quickdraws by snapping them lengthwise as a test before weighting them?
Good to go bro!
Shit, what happened?

Who's quickdraws were those? Tito's? Instructor's? Belayer's?
Yeh it won't happen to you, because you check your own gear, so why didn't whoever owned those quickdraws that were involved check them prior?

If they belonged to the belayer/instructor then yeh, hang them out to dry.
If they belonged to Tito then hang the instructor out to dry for not instructing Tito in correct way to check his gear!
If they belonged to a non climbing mum, then you're right.

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