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.
- Possibly as demonstrated in this video ↩