VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK
California, Joshua Tree National Monument
Of the 20 reports sent in from this location, six could be identified as actual climbing accidents. Four involved falls either on lead or seconding, and one was a fall which resulted from setting up a rappel incorrectly.
All the other reports indicated people falling or being stranded as a result of attempting “scrambles.” This area lends itself to visitors attempting to imitate the climbing activity they see happening around them.