American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection—Pulled Out, Fatigue, Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon

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  • Publication Year: 1989

FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION—PULLED OUT, FATIGUE

Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon

On October 1, 1988, a male climber (35) was making a move at the top of a climb on Ledgemore Wall when his hand slipped from a hold and he fell ten meters, his protection failing to stop him, resulting in a fracture and sprain. He had been climbing all day and was tired. (Source: H. Thad Moore, Salt Lake County Sheriffs Search and Rescue)

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