American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Colorado, Third Flatiron

  • Accident Reports
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  • Publication Year: 1962

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.

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