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

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.)