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Accident Report in HK: Quick Draw Unclipped

Earlier this year, an accident occurred in the rock climbing area “Beacon hill” in Hong Kong.  A lead-climber fell from the height of the second bolt before clipping it. The belayer took in slack to catch the fall, but before the climber weighed the rope, the first quick draw unclipped itself from the bolt and slid down along the rope to the belayer.  The result was a 7-meter ground fall.

How Come the Quick Draw Unclipped Itself?

Accident investigators determined the cause to be that, during the fall, the rope caused the bolt-side biner to rotate up and snag on the bolt. See the video below for demonstration:

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2019 Annual NTUT Shanzai Cup to be held on May 26

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The annual bouldering cup by National Taiwan University of Technology will be held on May 26 this year.  Signup until May 12.  All who are interested in bouldering are welcomed to join! For more info and signup, please check here.

Neihu Spring Lead Competition on May 5, 2019

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Neihu Spring Lead Competition will be held on May 5, 2019.  Signup until Apr. 30.  Enjoy!

For details and signup please check here.

Accident report: confusion of the belayed end and the loose end at top anchor

An accident occurred in Long Dong last week.  A beginner was seconding a 5.7 trad route.  She tied into the middle of the rope, unclipping draws above her and reclipping the dangling tail back into them below as she passed.  At the top anchor, she also unclipped and reclipped the loose end that nobody secured into the top.  No one noticed the mistake.  Afterwards, she asked to be lowered.  Then she fell directly to the ground and had her arm fractured.

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…and then off-belay at the top anchor without noticing… Read the rest of this entry »

Taiwanese climbers have got nice results in HK international Bouldering Cups (March 2019)

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photo from Lin Hsiu Ju FB

In early March of 2019, two international competitions were held in Hong Kong.  Taiwanese climbers have got nice results!

Hong Kong Bouldering Championships 2019: Lin Hsiu Ju – 3rd place

IFSC Asian Cup (Bouldering) HK: Lee Hung Ying – 1st, Lin Hsiu Ju – 2nd

Thanks to all who have competed and helped.  Keep Going, team Taiwan!

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photo from Asian Cup “Bouldering” 2019 FB