American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Ice, Climbing Alone, Placed No Protection

Utah, Provo Canyon, Stairway to Heaven

  • Accident Reports
  • Accident Year: N/A
  • Publication Year: 2001

On December 18, a man (24) was on the second pitch of Stairway to Heaven when he fell attempting to climb over an ice bulge. Both feet popped from their holds. He dropped 50 feet to the ground, suffering a compression fracture of L-5. (Source: Dennis Chapman - Utah County Sheriff’s SAR)

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