American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Slip on Ice, No Protection Placed, Climbing Alone – New York, Practice Cliffs near Patterson

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  • Publication Year: 1978

SLIP ON ICE, NO PROTECTION PLACED, CLIMBING ALONE— New York, Practice Cliffs near Patterson. H. J. Stepnowski reported that in March he fell 15 feet after discovering—the hard way—that a crucial foothold on a rock climb was iced over. He said “The only thing I did right was to wear a helmet, which kept my injuries minor.” (Source: Letter from Stepnowski to the editor.)

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