American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock While Setting Up Rappel, Oregon, Rocky Butte

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FALL ON ROCK WHILE SETTING UP RAPPEL

Oregon, Rocky Butte

On February 24, Allison O’Grady (21), a Pacific University junior, fell from the top of Rocky Butte as she and a companion were setting up a rappel so they could descend their climb of the butte. She suffered head injuries and was in critical condition. We do not know whether she was wearing a helmet. (Source: Jeff Sheetz, Portland Mountain Rescue)

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