American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Illinois, Mississippi Palisades State Park

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  • Publication Year: 1994

FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED

Illinois, Mississippi Palisades State Park

On October 3,1993, a man (mid-20s) fell 25 feet while freesoloing a route. The extent of his injuries is not known. (Source: From an article in the Quad City Times, August 30, 1993)

(Editor’s Note: This area has become very popular, part of this having to do with proximity to two major cities. As AAC member Budge Gierke, who sent the reports in, points out, “It vies with Devil’s Lake for the dubious geographical distinction of‘closest to Chicago. ’” Any reporting help would be welcomed.)

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