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Tito Traversa (April 22, 2001 - July 5, 2013)
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Tito Traversa climbing in Italy in 2012
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Traversa climbing 'Sarsifal' (5.14a) in Tetto di Sarre, Italy on April 4, 2012 at age 10.
courtesy http://dpmclimbing.com, SOURCE

12-year-old climber, Tito Traversa, dies in fall

Posted: Jul 09, 2013 03:12 am EDT

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(By Kyle Henning) Italian climber Tito Claudio Traversa sustained fatal injuries after a 50-foot fall in Orpierre, France. He was sport climbing a 5.10d route with a group from his gym when he fell on July 2. He was airlifted to a hospital in Grenoble and was placed in a medically induced coma. He passed away three days later. He was 12 years old. Initial details are unclear, but it is suspected that the quickdraws used to anchor the route were placed incorrectly and the system failed to arrest his fall. Plastic devices...

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