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Fall on Rock, Falling Rocks — New York, Shawangunks

FALL ON ROCK, FALLING ROCK

New York, Shawangunks

Hugh Herr (18) was trying a new 5.11 route on Sky Top Route when a hold broke. He fell three meters to the ground and had to be taken to the factory, as both his artificial legs were in need of repair. (Source: Brad Snyder)

Analysis

This is the same young man who was lost on Mount Washington in January. His legs were amputated 15 centimeters below the knees as a result of frostbite but this has not deterred him from climbing. (Source: J. Williamson)