American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Inadequate Belay, Inexperience, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge

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  • Publication Year: 1989

FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE BELAY,

INEXPERIENCE

New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge

On June 5, 1988, A1 Pelletier (44) took an eight meter leader fall and broke his neck on a 5.7 route near “Pine Tree Eliminate” at Cathedral Ledge. (Source: Rick Wilcox, New Hampshire Mountain Rescue Service)

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