Christian Black takes a gear-ripping ride on Fingers in a Lightsocket (5.11+) at Supercrack Buttress, Indian Creek, Utah.
He blew a yellow Alien cam on the way down, but fortunately, kept all of his fingers. Last year, Greg McKee of Salt Lake City, Utah took a similar fall
in which he lost two finger tips in the pin scar of the upper crux.
“It was named Fingers in a Lightsocket because by the end of the climb, it feels like your fingers have been in a light socket,” McKee told Rock and Ice in
a previous interview. When he fell, he
ripped two pieces of gear. “I had time to think, Oh shit, I’m going to deck,” McKee said. But I didn’t realize I had lost my fingers right
“The bone and meat are still in the pin scar. It’s kind of a blind move into it, so that will be a surprise for someone.”
One would hope that the fingers have been cleaned out of the crack by now…
Happy Friday and hold on to your fingers this weekend!