American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

California, Mt. Diablo—Devil's Pulpit

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  • Publication Year: 1958

California, Mt. Diablo—Devil’s Pulpit—On 14 July, Larry D. Robinson (19) with little experience and apparently climbing alone fell while ascending the Devil’s Pulpit. His fall was either due to a slip or a handhold coming loose. He suffered possible concussion and internal injuries, broke both legs and his left arm. He was aided by men working on a nearby installation and evacuated by road to the hospital.

Source: W. Siri.

Analysis: Obviously inadequate training for climb. Should not have been climbing alone. DO NOT CLIMB SOLO!

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