American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Falling Rock, No Hard Hat, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff

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  • Publication Year: 1995


New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff

On October 14, 1994, while ascending the talus slope below Cannon Cliff, a large section of rock (est. 100 feet across) fell off the cliff high above us. The rock broke up as it fell and swept down the talus slope over our position. (The victim (52) suffered a fractured arm and head injuries.)


Although this type of accident probably cannot be prevented, wearing your helmet even when you are quite far from the cliff can’t hurt. (Source: Robert Garrison)

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