American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, New York, Shawangunks

  • Accident Reports
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  • Publication Year: 1987


New York, Shawangunks

On November 9, 1986, a man (36) fell 20 meters after his protection pulled on Grease Gun Groove (5.6). He fractured his femur. (Source: Tom Scheuer, Senior Ranger, Mohonk Preserve)

(Editor’s Note: Of the 23 accidents reported from the Shawangunks this year, 16 happened on less than 5.8 terrain. There were no fatalities here this year.)

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