American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay, New York, Shawangunks

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  • Publication Year: 1987

FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY

New York, Shawangunks

On May 24, and again on July 12,1986, there were leader falls (both men, ages 26 and 37) from the crux pitch on Ken’s Crack (5.7). Both went all the way to the ground and both suffered fractures. (Source: Tom Scheuer, Senior Ranger, Mohonk Preserve)

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