American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, New York, Shawangunks

  • Accident Reports
  • Accident Year:
  • Publication Year: 1982

FALL ON ROCK

New York, Shawangunks

In June 1981, a man (42) fell 30-feet to his death while leading Shockley’s Without (5.3). (Source: Brad Snyder)

Analysis

Both of these accidents occurred on easy climbing terrain where climbers are more likely to be less vigilant. (Source: J. Williamson)

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