American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Rappel Failure, Illinois, Mississippi Palisades Park, Sentinel Rock

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  • Publication Year: 2001

RAPPEL FAILURE

Illinois, Mississippi Palisades Park, Sentinel Rock

In November, Steven Wallace (27) died in hospital following his 40 foot fall from Sentinel Rock, from which he was rappelling. No other details were available, but as this is an area now used by climbers, it is important to call attention to it, especially as a fatality occurred. (Source: From a report sent in by Budge Gierke)

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