American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock — Slack in Rope while Simul-Climbing, California, Yosemite National Park, Commitment

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FALL ON ROCK – SLACK IN ROPE WHILE SIMUL-CLIMBING

California, Yosemite National Park, Commitment

On June 17, Floyd (47), an experienced climber, was with two partners, belaying them from above. They were simul-climbing and slack developed between them. One fell some distance, hitting a tree. He fractured his heel bone. (Source: John Dill, NPS Ranger, Yosemite National Park)

Analysis

This is a common problem with simul-climbing, which is why it is included here. (Source: Jed Williamson)

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