American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, New York, Shawangunks

  • Accident Reports
  • Accident Year:
  • Publication Year: 1989


New York, Shawangunks

Of the 17 climbing accidents reported from this area in 1988, 14 were leader falls averaging about six meters. Injuries included nine franctures and four dislocations. In five cases, protection pulled out.

Although there was increased climbing activity, accidents decreased. (Source: Mohonk Preserve)

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