American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, Inadequate Protection, Colorado, Glenwood Springs

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  • Publication Year: 1989

FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION

Colorado, Glenwood Springs

In June, a climber (age unknown) was leading a moderate (5.6-5.7) route in No-Name Creek when he/she fell from ten meters off the deck, six meters above protection. Victim landed on soft ground, but broke right tib-fib, then struck head against neighboring boulder. Victim survived for two hours after the fall. (Source: Wyman Bontrager)

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