Location :: Mankato
Matt had never climbed at an indoor climbing facility before and relied on the supervising staff person to secure his rope. After he fell and broke his hip the wall's insurance company claimed it was all Matt's fault. A witness happened to catch part of his climb and fall on videotape, and analysis of the video by a national authority on climbing safety demonstrated Matt had been tied in improperly, causing his fall. A jury found in Matt's favor and awarded over $200,000.