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Colorado, Turkey Creek Canyon

Colorado, Turkey Creek Canyon, “The Dome.” On 19 September, William Davis (17) and Peyton Price Mead (15) were climbing roped on The Dome. Mead slipped but was held temporarily by Davis until the rope broke and both persons fell. Davis was killed and Mead was injured.

Source: Newspaper clippings

Analysis: Type or size of rope used is not known. It is also not known whether rope was cut by rocks or had been previously intrinsically damaged and therefore weakened.