Dave Macleod has bounced back from a recent accident that required foot surgery, to redpoint Malsonando (5.14b) in Spain. Macleod's recovery is impressive, considering his surgery was a little over two months ago.
"I was able to climb Malsonando in pretty bad conditions which I was very happy with." writes Macleod on his blog. "My endurance is still barely off the baseline level and I got quite pumped well before the crux, but it's definitely a good place to be 2.5 months after the surgeon was drilling into my Talus."
Macleod's accident occurred on September 28, and was a result of being lowered off the end of a borrowed rope that was shorter than he thought. Macleod fell approximately eight feet above a small ledge, which he clipped with his foot during his fall.
"For a minute or two I thought I might have gotten away with it, but very quickly my right foot started to get bigger and severely objected to being weighted," wrote Macleod.
For the full Accident Analysis and Report, see Rock and Ice issue 207.