How Do You Think Our Trip To Rocktoberfest Went?

How Do You Think Our Trip To Rocktoberfest Went?

This past weekend I made the trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky with Mrs. Narc, Kevlar and Sarah.  We all had high hopes of climbing well and having a good time at the Rocktoberfest party.  As with most things these days for Mrs. Narc and I, events  rarely go as planned (you will recall that on our last trip to the RRG we totalled our car, and our brand new replacement car was rear-ended last week!).  I think this picture does a pretty good job of summarizing how well our weekend trip to Kentucky went:

Mrs. Narc's busted ankle 

Photo: Sarah B

That’s right, Mrs. Narc has broken her ankle again.  Almost a year to the day from her last boot of doom experience, she took a particularly hard fall at the top of a route that had significant enough rope drag to make it difficult for me to give her a proper soft catch.  As with her prior injury, she was penalized with a broken bone for making an extra effort instead of simply giving up.  What gives???

In addition to Kevlar and Sarah, a huge thanks to fellow Adventure Rock climbers Matt, Molly and Sarah for helping us get Mrs. Narc down the steep trail at The Zoo.  We owe you guys!  Thanks also to everyone who has already sent along their well-wishes!

I might be a bit slower than usual with updates as we try to get this all sorted out, but I hope to have some more Rocktoberfest pictures up later this week.  In the meantime, here are a couple of pictures of me catching huge air on Scar Tissue (5.12a) at The Zoo.

Scar Tissue

Falling...

Photos:  Sarah B

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12 Responses to How Do You Think Our Trip To Rocktoberfest Went?

  1. sweatpants October 14, 2008 at 10:00 am #

    Unfortunately it seems to be bad karma for getting on a rope. How many times must I caution against such actions.

    I do hope you have a speedy recovery Mrs. Narc!

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  2. Tony October 14, 2008 at 12:04 pm #

    The zoo is turning into a massive death trap for A rock climbers.

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  3. Situner October 14, 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    Yikes.

    Terrible news.

    I wish you a quick recovery Narc’s better half!

    I believe Sockhands has some “boot of doom/sticky rubber conversion” beta if you’re interested.

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  4. Cady October 14, 2008 at 2:13 pm #

    Ouch! Really sorry to hear about that. I hope she has a quick recovery!

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  5. sock hands October 14, 2008 at 2:40 pm #

    since i now see that the break took place at the red, i certainly would like to redact the tips i presented on yerfacebook…

    sorry to hear mrs. narc…. this one seems worse, based on the real deal cast. jug campusing on steep walls is the only option, i think. and only high enough that you can let yourself fall flat on your butt instead of trying to catch it w/ your good leg.

    best of the lucks to you

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  6. Narc October 14, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    That cast is just temporary. We are hopeful for some boot of doom action at tomorrow’s visit. Fingers crossed!

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  7. peter b October 14, 2008 at 3:46 pm #

    Really sorry to hear about the injury. Best wishes for full recovery!

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  8. tim October 14, 2008 at 3:58 pm #

    oooooh OW! i know the feeling all too well and my heart goes out to ms. narc! hope its a quick speedy recovery!

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  9. Lee Cujes October 14, 2008 at 6:19 pm #

    Grrr, not good news at all. Drink more Malk Mrs Narc!

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  10. Zachary October 14, 2008 at 10:04 pm #

    i will have to avoid the zoo with this new beta as i am indeed an a rock climber.

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  11. nathan October 16, 2008 at 12:38 pm #

    Wow, that is horrible, but I do like the decorations on the wrap. Hope the recovery goes well.

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  12. PAUL October 23, 2008 at 8:26 am #

    good luck with your ankle!!! i am hanging out laying in bed, hope you are doing the same!

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