American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay—Rope Too Short, Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Back of the Lake Crag

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FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY-ROPE TOO SHORT

Alberta, Rocky Mountains, Back of the Lake Crag

On September 15, after completing Imaginary Grace (5.8), a climber was being lowered out from the anchors by his partner. The route is 30 meters long and their rope was 50 meters long. The rope went through the belay device and he fell 10 meters to the ground, sustaining ankle and back injuries. (Source: Parks Canada Warden Service)

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