American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Colorado—Stonewall Canyon, near Fort Collins

  • Accident Reports
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  • Publication Year: 1953

Colorado—Stonewall Canyon, near Fort Collins: On April 6, 1952, Dr. R. H. Udall fell 20 feet breaking his right leg and suffering internal injuries. The cause of the accident was a rappel point which gave way. This point had been chosen and the rope placed by an experienced rock climber. This was on a CMC trip. The point had been tested before the rappel was attempted.

Source: Robert W. Swartz, Safety Chairman, 1952, CMC.

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