American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Falling Rock, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Capital Peak

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  • Publication Year: 1992

FALL ON ROCK, FALLING ROCK, NO HARD HAT

Colorado, Capital Peak

On July 27, 1991, Griff Smith (42) took a leader fall while climbing a difficult route on Capital Peak. His injuries were caused by rockfall generated by his fall. He sustained a compound fracture of the ankle and a lump on the head. (Source: Aspen Mountain Rescue, Inc.)

Analysis

Capital Peak is a good example of the kind of mountain on which climbers are well advised to wear helmets. (Source: Jed Williamson)

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