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Fall/Slip on Rock and Placed No Protection—Wyoming, Grand Teton, Exum Ridge

FALL/SLIP ON ROCK AND PLACED NO PROTECTION—Wyoming, Grand Teton, Exum Ridge. Joseph Sherrill (25) and Lyle Dean were attempting a roped technical climb of the West Face of the Exum Ridge of the Grand Teton. Sherrill was following with an upper belay when his feet slipped, causing him to fall about 50 feet in a sideways pendulum fashion. The fall occurred at 3:00 p.m. and caused extensive injuries. Rescue was complete by the next day, August 5, via carry and helicopter. (Source: Bob Ellery, Grand Teton National Park)