Goto Chockstone Home

  Guide
  Gallery
  Tech Tips
  Articles
  Reviews
  Dictionary
  Links
  Forum
  Search
  About

      Sponsored By
      ROCK
   HARDWARE

  Shop
Chockstone Photography
Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints





Chockstone Forum - Accidents & Injuries

Report Accidents and Injuries

 Page 1 of 3. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 40 | 41 to 51
Author
Hollow mountain accident 28/4/2018

ajfclark
29-Apr-2018
5:39:56 AM
SES posted a video of an airlift from Hollow Mountain. Anyone know details?

https://www.facebook.com/horsham.ses/videos/951491311679641/
Kp
29-Apr-2018
2:42:12 PM
It's all over Instagram mate.

A boulderer fell off a highball and busted his ankle.
kieranl
29-Apr-2018
8:07:09 PM
On 29-Apr-2018 Kp wrote:
>It's all over Instagram mate.
>
>A boulderer fell off a highball and busted his ankle.

What's Instagram?
hairy1
29-Apr-2018
11:00:14 PM
what's bouldering?
kieranl
30-Apr-2018
6:07:48 AM
Also a climber/bouderer carried out of Venus Baths yesterday. That's 3 climbing/bouldering rescues at Arapiles/Grampians in 4 days.

E. Wells
30-Apr-2018
6:30:56 AM
We dont say fell we say Autumn
gfdonc
30-Apr-2018
7:04:12 AM
I saw more boulderers than climbers and hikers combined in the Grampians on Friday. So the ratio of accidents to participants might not be out of whack.
kieranl
30-Apr-2018
7:25:45 AM
On 30-Apr-2018 gfdonc wrote:
>I saw more boulderers than climbers and hikers combined in the Grampians
>on Friday. So the ratio of accidents to participants might not be out of
>whack.
>

Yes, I was surprised at the number of boulderers at Stapylton on Saturday evening. I think it's probably just random that we've got this accident cluster. This thought is of course not based on any meaningful data or analysis.
Wendy
30-Apr-2018
11:46:12 AM
On 30-Apr-2018 kieranl wrote:
>On 30-Apr-2018 gfdonc wrote:
>>I saw more boulderers than climbers and hikers combined in the Grampians
>>on Friday. So the ratio of accidents to participants might not be out
>of
>>whack.
>>
>
>Yes, I was surprised at the number of boulderers at Stapylton on Saturday
>evening. I think it's probably just random that we've got this accident
>cluster. This thought is of course not based on any meaningful data or
>analysis.

I'm going to go with the observational and anecdotal evidence that more bouldering=more accidents. I very rarely boulder but I've broken my ankle 3 times bouldering. I may have a bung shoulder at the moment, but I've climbed 3+ days a week for 28 years for a total of 2 fingers, 2 shoulders and an ankle. That makes the ratio of injuries to bouldering a lot higher. Add to that being told the other day that there is a serious injury every week on the bouldering gym my friend works at and another friend sporting a bouldering broken ankle, bouldering is not coming out in a good light.

Jayford4321
30-Apr-2018
12:48:26 PM
On 30-Apr-2018 Wendy wrote:
>I'm going to go with the observational and anecdotal evidence that
>bouldering is not coming out in a good light.

It never was regarded as being in a good light by serious climbers.
Did something change along the way?
dalai
30-Apr-2018
2:15:38 PM
On 30-Apr-2018 Jayford4321 wrote:
>It never was regarded as being in a good light by serious climbers.
>Did something change along the way?

Yes, when I started just bouldering Stugang... ;-)
jacksonclimbs
30-Apr-2018
8:30:41 PM
On 29-Apr-2018 Kp wrote:
>It's all over Instagram mate.

Yeah I was posting it on the instagram.

Boulderer was on highball in Legoland on the trail up to VDL, we were hiking out, saw chopper, bumped into the guys mates. As I heard from them, one of the pads was up against a rock and so slightly sloping, guy landed on the slopy bit, ankle rolled. Friend up in QLD knows him, prognosis is just a broken ankle.

Also heard the chopper again on Sunday when we were at Watchtower.

That's the 3rd time I've seen someone pulled from a broken ankle with that chopper, 1st hand, in the past year. 2 times for a bouldering incident, other was an abseiler at Werribee Gorge.

I'd be curious to hear the medics thoughts on climbing and bouldering. They must get so many call outs for busted ankles.
jacksonclimbs
30-Apr-2018
8:35:16 PM
On 30-Apr-2018 Wendy wrote:

>I'm going to go with the observational and anecdotal evidence that more
>bouldering=more accidents. I very rarely boulder but I've broken my ankle
>3 times bouldering. I may have a bung shoulder at the moment, but I've
>climbed 3+ days a week for 28 years for a total of 2 fingers, 2 shoulders
>and an ankle. That makes the ratio of injuries to bouldering a lot higher.
>Add to that being told the other day that there is a serious injury every
>week on the bouldering gym my friend works at and another friend sporting
>a bouldering broken ankle, bouldering is not coming out in a good light.

I've seen a couple of busted ankles in bouldering gyms. I heard someone make a comment, although it may have been somewhat tongue in cheek, that they had considered building a bouldering section in their gym, but they would have had to make space for an ambulance bay also.

Still, bouldering must not be that bad compared to the injuries that come out of other hobbies like motorcycling, skiing/snowboarding, downhill racing etc.

Jayford4321
30-Apr-2018
11:26:13 PM
On 30-Apr-2018 dalai wrote:
>Yes, when I started just bouldering Stugang... ;-)

. . . Exception that proves the rule!
(Insert simey face here).
Daliah , do you wear a helmet when you highball?



On 30-Apr-2018 jacksonclimbs wrote:
>Still, bouldering must not be that bad compared to the injuries that come out of other hobbies like motorcycling, skiing/snowboarding, downhill racing etc.

Nah , they’re safe , ‘cos most of them are sensible enough to wear helmets.


dalai
1-May-2018
5:26:42 AM
On 30-Apr-2018 Jayford4321 wrote:
>
>. . . Exception that proves the rule!
>(Insert simey face here).
>Daliah , do you wear a helmet when you highball?
>

1. No. Nothing worthwhile protecting.

2. Going on the above discussion, helmets won't stop you breaking ankles which appears to be the most prevalent injury.

JimmyS
1-May-2018
6:04:01 AM
...All these new bouldering gyms are going to have to do fall passes for all these new climbers. They can attach their newly acquired fall passes to their beanies.

I assume the person fell off Towering Inferno? That problem is very serious for V4 and a very sketchy landing! No matter the amount of pads...

ajfclark
1-May-2018
6:55:29 AM
On 30-Apr-2018 jacksonclimbs wrote:
>On 29-Apr-2018 Kp wrote:
>>It's all over Instagram mate.
>
>Yeah I was posting it on the instagram.
>
>Boulderer was on highball in Legoland on the trail up to VDL, we were
>hiking out, saw chopper, bumped into the guys mates. As I heard from them,
>one of the pads was up against a rock and so slightly sloping, guy landed
>on the slopy bit, ankle rolled. Friend up in QLD knows him, prognosis is
>just a broken ankle.
>
>Also heard the chopper again on Sunday when we were at Watchtower.
>
>That's the 3rd time I've seen someone pulled from a broken ankle with
>that chopper, 1st hand, in the past year. 2 times for a bouldering incident,
>other was an abseiler at Werribee Gorge.
>
>I'd be curious to hear the medics thoughts on climbing and bouldering.
>They must get so many call outs for busted ankles.

Thanks for the details, what's your insta handle?
jacksonclimbs
1-May-2018
9:08:31 AM
On 1-May-2018 ajfclark wrote:
>On 30-Apr-2018 jacksonclimbs wrote:
>>On 29-Apr-2018 Kp wrote:
>>>It's all over Instagram mate.
>>
>>Yeah I was posting it on the instagram.
>>
>>Boulderer was on highball in Legoland on the trail up to VDL, we were
>>hiking out, saw chopper, bumped into the guys mates. As I heard from
>them,
>>one of the pads was up against a rock and so slightly sloping, guy landed
>>on the slopy bit, ankle rolled. Friend up in QLD knows him, prognosis
>is
>>just a broken ankle.
>>
>>Also heard the chopper again on Sunday when we were at Watchtower.
>>
>>That's the 3rd time I've seen someone pulled from a broken ankle with
>>that chopper, 1st hand, in the past year. 2 times for a bouldering incident,
>>other was an abseiler at Werribee Gorge.
>>
>>I'd be curious to hear the medics thoughts on climbing and bouldering.
>>They must get so many call outs for busted ankles.
>
>Thanks for the details, what's your insta handle?

Same as my handle on here - jacksonclimbs

Pads were sitting under 'wet with excitement' - V6, when I went past. It's not a crazy tall highball, but I think an awkward fall can bust an ankle from a couple of feet anyway. Not sure exactly how high the guy was, didn't see the point in giving the guy's mate the full 3rd degree on it.

ajfclark
1-May-2018
9:39:50 AM
I can't see anything on https://www.instagram.com/jacksonclimbs/ about this? Am I looking at the right one?

Wet With Excitement and The Tunnel are both definitely high enough to break an ankle.

deadbudgy
1-May-2018
9:55:45 AM
On 1-May-2018 JimmyS wrote:
>...All these new bouldering gyms are going to have to do fall passes for
>all these new climbers. They can attach their newly acquired fall passes
>to their beanies.
>

You may laugh but this is part of the entry requirements to one of the trendy new gyms in Sydney. You need to demonstrate than you know how to land arse first before they will sign off your waiver

 Page 1 of 3. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 40 | 41 to 51
There are 51 messages in this topic.

 

Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Landscape Photos Australia

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.



Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | High Country Mountain Huts | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints