American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Failure of Protection, New York, Shawangunks

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  • Publication Year: 1984

FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE OF PROTECTION

New York, Shawangunks

A man (30) was leading the top pitch of Horseman (5.5) when he fell about 35 meters because all the protection he had placed pulled out. A fixed pin he had clipped into held, and this saved him from a longer fall. (Source: Brad Snyder)

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