American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park

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  • Publication Year: 1987


Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park

On July 25,1986, Beth Haynes (21) and Amy Solomon (27) were climbing Schizophrenia when Haynes, who was leading, fell to the ground from near the top of the route, a distance of about seven meters. She compound fractured both wrists and sustained possible neck and back injuries. She was evacuated by park personnel to a medical facility. (Source: Mark Hays, Ranger, Devil’s Lake State Park)


According to Amy Solomon, Haynes was an experienced climber, but she only put in protection every meter or so, and was three meters above her last protection piece when she fell. None of the protection pulled out. (Source: Mark Hays, Ranger, Devil’s Lake State Park)

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