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Cragx
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Sublime Point Accident???

Just saw on the enw someone groudned at sublime point while climbing , anybody have any info?

  
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Nope, but my mum just rang me to make sure I was OK.

  
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All I heard was it was a 40yo male slipped and fell from about 20-25m high. Has a fractured pelvis and is in Nepean hospital. Who ever it is, hope they are okay.

  
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not going to put up the details ive heard because they are unconfirmed- what i do know is that it was Mita (for those of you who know him) and he is currently in ICU at nepean. the sounds of it are that he's stable

  
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What climb was he on ??

  
Josh_C
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dont know. have heard 'nights mare' (just to theright of sweet dreams) mentioned but cant say for sure.

  
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I've spoken to one of the CareFlight helicopter paramedics who was on that job. The climber was on Sweet Dreams but apparently was going straight up the blank face rather than the corner on the left (I think). 2 cams popped causing the injuries. He was lowered down to another ledge then winched out.
Apparently when the other climbers came up and spoke to police rescue, they said its only a 5 minute walk - easy. No mention of the death defying traverse needed to get to the base!

  
Josh_C
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yeh that would make it nights mare, itstarts at the sameplacebut goes straight up the face instead of the grubby corner crack. its 17 but ive done the first 3 bolts (20m)of it and it feels quite a bit harder than that, definately the potential for a big one.
i also heard that it was gear popping, and that they had to lower him down to the other ledge because the chopper couldnt get in close enough. man the walk inst hard but some sections would be very dodgy trying to carry someone!!

  
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A fall between 16 and 20M (according to kev who made the phone call, after running out in his climbing shoes.) It took a few hours for real help to arrive, as the ambos couldn't access Mita, police rescue and the chopper were called in, and one (or both) arrived after lunch. Mita is in pretty good nick considering. He has a compressed spine, and did something painful to his pelvis (broken I assume), yes, two pieces of gear popped. His legs were unresponsive at first, but he can wiggle his toes and has pretty good feeling in them now. Things are looking ilke he will be out of hospital soon.

Get well soon Mita.

  
mikepatt
22:10:00 Wed
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N.B. bolted face is direct start to Sweet Dreams, (Narcolepsy, grade 17 put up by Peter Constable ?200?), Knights Mare shares the second pitch of sweet dreams

  
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cheers!
a fund has been set up at work (the edge) that all the people who know him are chipping in a bit to get him a pressie

  
Josh_C
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forgot all about this but took a mate out to do sweet dreams just before tassie and there's a metal tag stamped with 'mitas reach', on a ledge about 5m to the right of the corner in the 1st pitch of sweet dreams, its about 15-20m max. off the deck from memory.

  
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That was there christmas 04/5.

  

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