American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Rappel Error—Ropes Uneven, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Hand Crack

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RAPPEL ERROR—ROPES UNEVEN

Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Hand Crack

On June 11, a climber (29) rappelled off the end of one-half of his rope and fell 30 feet. He indicated that his rappel rope was not doubled equally. (Source: Tim Metzger, Park Manager, Eldorado Canyon State Park)

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