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Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Climbing Unroped — New York, Shawangunks

FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE, CLIMBING UNROPED

New York, Shawangunks

While soloing Andrew (5.4), a man (30) fell 18–20 meters to the ground. He suffered a broken jaw and a fractured pelvis. (Source: Brad Snyder)

Analysis

When one falls this far from an easy route while soloing, the resulting damage is likely to be just as great as a fall from a difficult route. (Source: J. Williamson)