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Video: Amputee Ronnie Dickson Climbs Dragon Turns (V9)

posted by dpm on 10/19/2013

Above the knee amputee Ronnie Dickson has sent his hardest boulder problem yet with an ascent of Dragon Turns (V9) at the Gunks, New York.

Ronnie on Dragon Turns. Photos: Andrew Chao

Ronnie elected to have his left leg amputated 8 years ago due to complications and pain from a congenital disorder called Trevor’s Disease. He started climbing the following year and has continued to progress ever since. He’s also worked extensively with other amputees, introducing them to climbing through clinics around the country. Ronnie now works as a prosthetist, fitting others with prosthetic limbs and helping them face, and deal with, their unique challenges.

Click the image below to watch video of Ronnie sending his hardest boulder problem yet: Dragon Turns (V9) at the Gunks, New York.

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