American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out

Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Bastille

  • Accident Reports
  • Accident 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.)

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