Injured rock climbers are getting care, Oklahoma City gym reports

Two people injured after falling more than 30 feet while rock climbing Friday at an Oklahoma City climbing facility are both responsive and receiving care, according to a statement.
From Staff Reports Modified: July 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm •  Published: July 27, 2013
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Two people who were injured Friday after falling more than 30 feet at the Rocktown Climbing Gym are both responsive and receiving care, according to a statement from the gym.

The two climbers, ages 18 and 19, were both employees of the gym. Neither were working at the time of the accident, the statement said.

The two were practicing an advanced climbing technique involving rappelling when the accident occurred. They were both taken by ambulance to OU Medical Center and admitted.

Rocktown management thinks the fall was because of human error.

“It is not entirely clear what occurred because there were no other people present in the room at the time of the incident. It is clear that there were no equipment/hardware failures involved,” according to the statement.

“All equipment and hardware was examined during the incident response and further examined following the incident. It is believed that some form of human error among the two climbers resulted in the fall.”

The names of the two climbers were not released.

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