Climbing injury/trip to the ER

Bad sprain, no appearance that it’s broken. Awaiting confirmation from radiologist. Hard catch on the fourth clip resulting in a 16′ lead fall (6′ above the clip, belayer came up 4′) that took me into the wall. In non-climber speak – I fell and swung into the wall, and my ankle is killing me. I have to fly to Dallas tomorrow morning for work and it’s going to be miserable on crutches…

UPDATE: I went back to the podiatrist and apparently I tore my Achilles Tendon. I guess that explains why it was still hurting after 6 weeks. I’m in a walking boot and will have to wear it for another 6 weeks. In other news, I’m getting really good at climbing with one leg :).


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