American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Failure of Rappeller, Climbing Unroped, North Carolina, Crowders Mountain

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  • Publication Year: 1982

FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE OF RAPPELLER, CLIMBING UNROPED

North Carolina, Crowders Mountain

In April 1981, a person was rappelling from Crowders Mountain when he knocked off an unroped climber. (Source: T. C. P. Zimmermann)

Analysis

While there are no further details on this accident, I will quote Zimmermann’s general comment in a letter to me, “It seems to me that the incident holds various lessons.” (Source: J. Williamson)

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