American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, No Belay, New York Shawangunks

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  • Publication Year: 1982

FALL ON ROCK, NO BELAY

New York, Shawangunks

While descending the Pigeon (Class 4), a woman (31) fell and pulled the climber roped to her into a tree. This resulted in broken ribs, a sprained wrist, and cuts. (Source: Brad Snyder)

Analysis

The easy descents after a climb often catch climbers off guard. (Source: J. Williamson)

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