American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Falls on Rock, etc., Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park

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  • Publication Year: 1991

FALLS ON ROCK, ETC.

Wisconsin, Devil’s Lake State Park

Three reports of climbing accidents—and several of hikers/ walkers who got into climbing situations—were sent in for 1990. One fatality occurred when a 62 year old college professor fell about 38 meters as a result of a large piece of the rock on which he was climbing breaking free. Another serious injury occurred to an apparent 20 year old neophyte who “lost control” of a rappel he was doing and fell a few meters, landing on a rock. (Source: Devil’s Lake State Park—Visitor Accident Reports)

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