Climbing Areas Archives: Orpierre

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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