American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Lunging, New York, Shawangunks

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  • Publication Year: 1981


New York, Shawangunks

On September 9, a male clirrtber (23) was bouldering on Double Clutch. He fell while trying to lunge for a hold and broke his ankle. Earlier in the year, this same climber fell to the ground while setting up a belay at the practice rocks. (Source: Brad Snyder)


Lunging for a hold in climbing is either an act of total skill or extreme desperation. (Source: J. Williamson)

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