American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Falling Rock, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff

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  • Publication Year: 1991

FALLING ROCK

New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff

In May, a climber was injured by rockfall on the upper part of Union Jack on Cannon. Other climbers have reported loose rock on Cannon, including on the Whitney- Gilman arete, Fugue, and Vertigo. Routes on Cannon are more dangerous than most routes of the same grade on cliffs at lower elevation. Of the seven deaths on Cannon, five have involved loose rock. (Source: George Hurley, Mountain Guides Alliance)

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