Colorado: Red Rocks, near Denver

Publication Year: 1950.

Colorado: Red Rocks, near Denver. On 26 May 1949 Jennie Akers, on a hiking trip with three companions, was climbing the east face of Creation Rock. She lost her head scarf and, upon reaching for it, fell. Examination disclosed a broken left arm and a possible fracture of the left hip and right leg. Rescuers made a human chain and, lashing themselves to the rock face with ropes, successfully brought her down 600 feet of the crumbling sandstone cliff.

Source of information: newspaper reports.

Analysis. No experience in climbing steep cliffs, and certainly no understanding of the dangers.