Colorado, Third Flatiron. On July 12, a group of boys under Carl Boehm’s leadership was descending the Third Flatiron after a successful ascent. One of the boys, Shaw, lost his footing during a rappel, fell sideways, and struck and lacerated his scalp. He was able to complete the rappel. Evacuation was completed by the Rocky Mountain Rescue group.
Source: Ed Anderson.
Analysis: This may well be an instance in which a hard hat would have minimized the injury.