American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Various Falls on Rock, Protection Pulling, Falling Rock, Inadequate Protection, New York, Shawangunks

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  • Publication Year: 2005

VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLING, FALLING ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION

New York, Shawangunks

In addition to the above accident in the Gunks, there were 24 other reports, of which 17 are counted as climbing for purposes of this journal. Fourteen involved leader falls, and eight of those were the result of inadequate protection. Several of the falls occurred just after starting from the ground. Three injuries resulted from bouldering falls. There were a few incidents that resulted in injuries from falling rock as well. The average age of the climbers directly involved was 35, and most of the routes were of moderate difficulty. (Source: From reports submitted by the Mohonk Preserve)

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