FALLS ON ROCK (17), PROTECTION PULLED OUT (7), INADEQUATE PROTECTION (4), BELAY ERRORS (4), RAPPEL ERROR
New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
Twenty reports were submitted for 2010 (including the narrative above).
There were three 40-foot falls, one 50-foot fall, and one 80-foot fall. The latter was due to a miscommunication between the belayer and the climber.
The average age of the climbers was 36 and the level of route difficulty was 5.8. The injuries included three fractures, eight sprains/strains, three lacerations, two dislocations, and one crushed finger. One of the dislocations occurred when a 57 year old just lifted his foot while climbing on a self-belay top-rope. It re-located, but he had to be transported to his vehicle.
Ten climbers were inexperienced, eight were experienced, and the others were unknown. (Source: From reports submitted by Mohonk Preserve)