Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out

Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Bastille
Climb Year: N/A. Publication Year: 1997.

On June 1, the victim (28) climbed about 30 feet up the Bastille Crack, slipped while making a traverse, and while falling pulled out his only piece of protection and consequently hit the ground.

(Editor’s Note: Protection pulling out—or simply inadequate protection—is very common in this climbing area.)