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NEWS: 12-Year-Old Tito Traversa Dies in Climbing Fall

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 UKC News 06 Jul 2013
Tito Traversa - cranking hard aged 8, 5 kb12-year-old Italian climbing prodigy Tito Claudio Traversa has passed away after being hospitalized from a 50-foot groundfall. Grimper.com reports that Traversa was warming up on a 6b sport climb at the popular limestone venue of Orpierre, France, during a trip with his local climbing wall team, which included 10 kids and three adults.

Apparently, the quickdraws used to equip the route were slung incorrectly, which resulted in total failure and a groundfall...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68190

 nigel pearson 06 Jul 2013
In reply to UKC News: that is really tragic.
 ian bryant 06 Jul 2013
In reply to UKC News: that's very very sad
 andrea83 07 Jul 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Terrible news.
 Babika 07 Jul 2013
In reply to UKC News:
So sad.
My heart goes out to his family and friends. He died doing something he loved but so young its truly heartbreaking.
 Luke Owens 07 Jul 2013
In reply to UKC News:

This really is tragic, RIP.
In reply to UKC News:

Awful. And yet there's a video of simulating smashed skulls right next to it on the home page.
 iknowfear 09 Jul 2013
In reply to UKC News:

The following video illustrates how one could put a petzl draw together wrongly, while passing a first glance test (and even a light pull).

youtube.com/watch?v=4kSaTOIlMb4&

my sympathy to everyone involved.
 GeoffRadcliffe 09 Jul 2013
In reply to iknowfear:
> (In reply to UKC News)
>
> The following video illustrates how one could put a petzl draw together wrongly, while passing a first glance test (and even a light pull).
>
> youtube.com/watch?v=4kSaTOIlMb4&
>
The video is much clearer with the sound muted.

 APuddy 09 Jul 2013
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So, so terribly sad. RIP lad.

My thoughts and prayers to his poor family.

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