American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Utah, Provo Canyon, Bridal Veil Falls

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  • Publication Year: 1960

Utah, Provo Canyon, Bridal Veil Falls—On November 22, Allan H. Warren (23) and Larry G. Anderson (19), were cliff climbing on the west side of Bridal Veil Falls. They were near the top of the falls when they attempted to climb around an icy cliff. Anderson told Warren that the crossing was “too slick”. As a precaution, therefore, they hooked their belts together before attempting to go around the cliff. Warren went first, slipped on the ice, his belt broke and he fell 210 feet to his death.

Source: Newspaper clipping—Harold Goodro.

Analysis: This man had had some rock climbing experience, but it was apparently a case of not having any equipment along when a sudden urge to climb something came along.

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