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Falling Rock—Overcrowded, Poor Position, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall

FALLING ROCK—ROUTE OVERCROWDED, POOR POSITION

Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall

On September 29, a climber (30) was recording the first pitch of Rewritten when a rock was knocked loose by a party higher up on the route. The rock struck and fractured her right forearm. (Source: J. W. Wilder, Park Ranger)

(Editor’s Note: On the weekends in this park, it is typical to see 50 to 100 climbers in clusters of ten to twenty on the popular routes.)