American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Nut Failure, New Jersey, Yards Creek

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  • Publication Year: 1979


New Jersey, Yards Creek

We have begun receiving reports from this relatively new climbing area. In this instance, it was reported that a climber fell while leading. He was just short of the top when he slipped and his uppermost nut placement failed. He fell 100 feet and died a few days later of head injuries. It is not known if he was wearing a hard hat. (Source: Hugh Dougher, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area)

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