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Fall on Rock, Nut Failure – New York, Shawangunks

FALL ON ROCK, NUT FAILURE—New York, Shawangunks. A nineteen-year-old former NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) instructor fell on the first pitch of Frog’s Head—a 5.5 route—pulling a hex nut and dropping 30 feet to the ground, breaking a hand. This was the third accident on this pitch this year. (Source: Brad Snyder.)

(Ed. Note: There used to be a fixed pin here, but is has been removed. One must be able to lead 5.5 comfortably, therefore, as no further piton placement is desirable.)