REVIEW OF ACCIDENTS 1953
Maine—Katahdin: David Ripley (21) of Belmont, Mass., while leading, suffered a fall of about 100 feet on September 12, 1953. He was rock climbing with Robert Kruseyna (25) on Pamola. His fall was down a slope and not a sheer drop. Ripley stated he was too tired to hold on. His companion caught his fall and Ripley received serious bruises which necessitated his evacuation by means of a stretcher.
Source: Appalachia 19: 588, December, 1953.
Roland Anderson, Ranger at Mt. Katahdin.