American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, New York, Shawangunks

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  • Publication Year: 1984

FALL ON ROCK

New York, Shawangunks

A man (22) was leading the climb, Harvard (5.2), when he fell on the first pitch, about five meters up. He hit the ground, cutting his head. (Source: Brad Snyder)

Analysis

On the start of easy climbs, even for beginners, the idea of putting protection in does not usually come to mind. (Source: J. Williamson)

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