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Manslaughter Charges Filed In Tito Traversa Accident

DPM does some rough translation work on this article, published in an Italian newspaper, which indicates that five people have apparently been served with manslaughter charges in the July death of 12-year-old Tito Traversa.  Given the language barrier, the dearth of real detail about what happened in the accident, other than the well-publicized faulty draw setup, and the fact that this is taking place in the European legal system, it’s hard to make any definitive statement about what this all means other than the obvious which is that none of this will help bring Traversa back to life.  Other than that it will be interesting to see how this story plays out.

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Quickdraw Setup Like Those From Tito Traversa’s Accident

Quickdraw Setup Like Those From Tito Traversa’s Accident

After a lot of speculation over the weekend, according to Grimper the police have released an image of a quickdraw slung like those that were responsible for the tragic death of Tito Traversa last week.

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Outpouring Of Support For Tito Traversa

Outpouring Of Support For Tito Traversa

I thought I’d share some of the outpouring of emotion and support from some of the more well known climbers on social media in the past few days as they react to the death of 12-year-old Tito Traversa

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Tito Traversa Killed In Fall

Just a day or two after climbing another 5.14a, 12-year-old Tito Traversa was seriously injured in a sport climbing accident at Orpierre, France.  This report in French by Grimper seems to indicate that a number of quick draws he was using were improperly slung1 causing them to fail resulting in a fall from some 60 feet off the deck.  He is now fighting for his life in a Grenoble hospital in a medically induced coma.

It goes without saying that we are hoping all the best for him and his family in this difficult time.

Update:  According to this article in an Italian newspaper Tito has passed away.  Sad, sad story.

  1. Possibly as demonstrated in this video
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Tito Traversa Climbing Sarsifal (5.14a)

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Youth Trend Continues

Youth Trend Continues

5.14a at 10 years old? By two kids on the same day? Welcome to 2012.

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