Rappel Accident, 60-foot Fall
The vanity of capturing a video instead of providing a belay almost resulted in serious injury or worse. At Thalehaha Falls in Rubio Canyon, Altadena, CA. Matt slipped on the mossy waterfall face and let go of his brake line. His leg loop auto block was not affixed properly, as verified by a still frame, and did not grab. He fell 60′. Miraculously he was just banged up and bruised. His helmet certainly served well, as he banged his head on the way down.