American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Colorado, Eldorado State Park, Bastille Rock

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FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT

Colorado, Eldorado State Park, Bastille Rock

On July 27, Aaron Nydam (24) sustained a dislocated hip and cuts on his leg after falling about 25 feet while climbing with his brothers Scott and Trevor. His climbing protection came out. Soldiers from Fort Carson were training in the area and helped after the fall. He was take to Boulder Community Hospital for observation. (Source: From a newspaper clipping in the Rocky Mountain News, sent in by Leo Paik)

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