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Fall on Snow—Back Country Skiing, Traveling Alone, Wyoming Grand Teton National Park

VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, PROTECTION PROBLEMS (3), HAND STUCK IN HOLD

Wisconsin, Baraboo State Park

Four reports came in from Baraboo State Park this year. All involved leader falls and three resulted in fractures. One resulted in a dislocation when the leader’s hand got stuck in a hold as he fell. One fall involved a man going back up unroped to retrieve a piece of protection 30 feet up. He fell as he was reaching for the piece. The other two involved protection coming out and a belay anchor coming away.

The reports are sketchy, so not much can be gleaned other than the fact that protection placement and anchoring are still problems here. (Source: From Case Incident Reports received from Baraboo State Park)