Oh goody - fodder for another story... (avoid this one if you're squeamish...)
I was guiding a group of rock climbing clients in J-tree a few years ago when I heard the most ungodly noise coming from a nearby climb - sounded like someone threw a bus full of schoolkids off a cliff and was playing the screams back through a Marshall stack. Bad.
By the time I got to the base of the climb, the source of the screaming had been lowered to the ground. looking past the suddenly off-white face of the poor guy's belayer, I saw, writhing on the ground, something I NEVER want to see again.
It seems this hapless soul had fallen, on the lead, while leading a 5.8-ish hand/finger crack. His foot slipped. The problem was, his hand was still jammed in the crack. And he was wearing his wedding band.
The energy of the fall forced the ring up to his knuckle, which was swollen too large for the ring to pass - so the ring was pulled UNDER the skin, and then dragged off the finger, taking the skin (and most of the finger) with it. The poor guy was rolling on the ground looking at his finger bone sticking out of ground sausage. YUCK.
First aid, makeshift stretcher, ride to the hospital, yaddah - yaddah - yaddah. Moral of the story?
NEVER climb wearing jewelry.
NEVER bike wearing jewelry.
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